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Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by Eddy Chicken, May 23, 2017.

  1. Eddy Chicken

    Eddy Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't had pigeons for almost 40 years.

    This beauty showed up and adopted us a few days ago and I need to know if it is male or female. My gut says female with the small head and feet but I'm not sure. - Thanks

    https://goo.gl/photos/PrfTdJnJAM7BRr4c9
     
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  2. biophiliac

    biophiliac Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    I saved this video on sexing pigeons, can't say yet from experience if his ideas are correct but interesting FWIW:D
     
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  3. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    Thank you for sharing what he says make sense.

    I think you bird in question is ♂ because his neck seems very iridescent and also he appears a bit larger than average.

    If it lays an egg it is female that is one thing I will guarantee.
    Check it out: https://www.google.ca/search?q=pige...oHoBQ&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAQ&biw=960&bih=515&dpr=1.5
    Mistakes can be made no matter which method you choose to sex your pigeons.
    I find the best way to sex a bird it to ask another pigeon.
    Check out the link the pigeon bowing and circling is the bird walking is ♀:
     
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  4. biophiliac

    biophiliac Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    There's another pretty good sexing video Where they compare birds of the same color and breed looking at body type, size, posture, etc. Points that @Hokum Coco made earlier:D


    Now i'll stop with the videos, I promise!:oops:
     
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  5. LyonFuzz

    LyonFuzz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whatever sex it is, it's very pretty. You're lucky it picked you
     
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  6. biophiliac

    biophiliac Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    BTW I'm gonna guess male?
     
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  7. Eddy Chicken

    Eddy Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This bird is just a bit larger than a dove.
     
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  8. biophiliac

    biophiliac Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    But he looks 'robust', his neck is thicker than what I would expect in a hen. Were you able to examine the toe length or pelvic distance?:D
     
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  9. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    It is definitely a pigeon and not a dove.
    I could be wrong on the sex every pigeon fancier has made that mistake.
    You just got my best guess.
     
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  10. Eddy Chicken

    Eddy Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We did the "tail up or down" test and it holds the tail level and drops it down so that would indicate boy. The pelvic distance seems close together. I'm guessing a young male.
     
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