New Pigeons! Help with breed/mixes

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by NewHopePoultry, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    I won 3 of these at an auction for $1 each.
    The cage said:

    2010 Hatches
    -Archangel cross
    -Egyptian Swift cross
    -Modena cross (Im pretty sure I know which one this is, but I dont know what its crossed with)

    so who's who?

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    Together:
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    #3 (Modena cross?) :
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    and then I bought a pair of Rollers, but not sure what kind or color they are.

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    Im hoping out of these 5 pigeons I have at least 1 breeding pair
     
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  2. Okla-doodle-doo

    Okla-doodle-doo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The last two are the rollers.An almond is the first roller and a yellow is the second. That is a beautiful yellow,I am jealous!
     
  3. BoiseBubba

    BoiseBubba Serama Psycho

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    Quote:None of these appear to have Swift in them, however, the first two both look like Archangel crosses, and the third look like modena/roller cross

    Also, the two rollers are Light Almond and Yellow (recessive?)

    BTW, they are Birmingham Rollers
     
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  4. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first two are probably swift x archangels since bronze is present in both breeds. Like Bubba said, they don't look very Swift-ish, but it is possible. And you're right about the modena cross. Looks like he's going through a rough moult! [​IMG]

    And everyone else is right about the rollers - almond and recessive yellow. Very pretty birds!
     
  5. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    I was leaning towards Birmingham Rollers, but wasnt 100% sure.
    I love their coloring as well [​IMG] They were sold to me as a pair, but they are both still pretty young (one still squeaks)

    As for the crosses, I didnt see Swift in them either(could only go by what I read on the internet) , but that was what the cage card said. But I knew which one was the modena cross (didnt know what it was crossed with though) As for looking rough, the modena cross had a rough start with me. A stray cat got ahold of him through the bars of a cage whilke I was waiting for the auction to get over.
     
  6. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    Im not sure the swift x archangels crosses have swift in them at all. They look like archangels X roller crosses, but who knows,lol.
     

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