New to Pigeon Keeping!!!

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by Chiko, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. Chiko

    Chiko Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2010
    Orem, Utah.
    We want to start raising a few pet pigeons or doves. but dont know if we should get Doves or Pigeons...We want a pet bird that is small, friendly, and is friendly towards humans does that describe pigeons or doves and what breed?
     
  2. yardbird tx

    yardbird tx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pigeon. They bond well. But you have to spoil them put in the time and they will be like a dog. Pic a laid back breed like fain tails or a show breed. I would not go with homers. Mine are a little flighty.
     
  3. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    If you were closer you could visit mine, doves and pigeons.

    Either can be trained to associate you with good things, doves seem more fragile then most pigeons.

    Here: http://www.amosmagic.com/ is a magician with the best trained doves - Lance Burton also has trained doves but his are trained differently.
     
  4. larrylofts

    larrylofts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pouters Are A Very Friendly Pigeons That Come In Many Different Sizes And Colors Sometimes The Hens In Trianing For Shows Mate To The Human Owners. And Have To Be Ignored When Mateing Up For Breeding Season. I Would Consider The Cropper And Pouters The Most Inter Active Breeds With Humans . Parlor Rollers And Tumblers Are Breeds That Cannot Fly Once They Have Grounded . But Must Be Bred In Were They Cannot Be Stepped On Or Excited . Never Can Get The Right Thing Said But Hope You Get The Idea.
     
  5. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It describes both! I would go with Ringneck Doves, Figuritas, American Fantails, or Satinettes [​IMG]
     
  6. mefordz

    mefordz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yep, fantails or satinettes/ german owls, any birds in that family.

    very freindly, and self sustaining shall we say.

    you will always have a few extras to sell with those breeds.
     
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