Odd baby, but mum still loves him!

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by jak2002003, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Overrun With Chickens

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    My pair of ringneck doves have managed to hatch out and raise a full sized pigeon.
    Here is Dad on the right, mum in the middle and baby on the left.
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    I found an egg on the coop floor, and put it into the ringneck doves cage. They took to it at once.

    This pair is a very old male 11 years, and a year old female, that has never laid an egg in her life for some reason. They were always making nests and sitting on nothing, so I decided they would like to have a baby.

    I was surprised what the chick turned out like though!!! Quite a monster. I keep old dutch capuchins, and white fantail doves. He is a cross between the 2 breeds.
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    Today his mum and dad are teaching him to eat peanuts. He is learning fast. He is nearly ready to leave them. I have been putting him in the main pigeon coop each day to get used to the other pigeons. But 3 days ago he got attacked and that is the wound on his head. It is much better now.
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    I always stay with him now when I let him mix with the others pigeons. I hope he will toughen up a bit and stand up for himself. He has learnt the gentleness and good manners from his dove foster parents!

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  2. edelicious

    edelicious New Egg

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    So cute
     
  3. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Overrun With Chickens

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    Thank you!
     
  4. Nature Gurl

    Nature Gurl Out Of The Brooder

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    Really sweet!
     
  5. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks for posting Jak nice pictures that is a bonus.
     

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