Penn. pigeon lovers, where are you at ?

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  1. birdmantwo

    birdmantwo Out Of The Brooder

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    Where are all the people that raise pigeons in Pa. at. Hello if there is anyone that does. I am from Indiana county.
     
  2. salicia2

    salicia2 New Egg

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    i am from pottsville area, schuylkill county. 5705445937. i raise roston, some indians and small amt. swallow pigeons. what do you [email protected]
     
  3. birdmantwo

    birdmantwo Out Of The Brooder

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    I have american and Indian fantails
     
  4. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    Wish you were closer like to have a pair of Indian fantails.Do you think your best Indian fantail could home from we will say 5 miles from the loft??
    Something like this is what I dream about.

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  5. laughingdog

    laughingdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could cross pair of Indians to pair of your homers, then keep recrossing those two pairs with their young till get look and color you want but then keep best to breed from those. Breed best of what want then train their great looking young tossing them ect and keep best of those doing ok, then just keep breeding from best homers of them. There was a discussion on this with American fantails being used and think took three years. indians or mindians (mini indian fantails), id imagine would take less time, but like Americans did, would never have speed or manouverability, and have heavy losses especially to BOPs. Good project if you have time space and funds.
     
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  6. birdmantwo

    birdmantwo Out Of The Brooder

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    No i don't think he could. They can't fly for long periods at a time. There bread for looks not for flight. That would be pretty cool though.
     
  7. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    I read somewhere that the Indian fantail was a much better flier than the American fantail and were capable of doing short tosses. Where I never owned one. I was just wondering how great a distance a short toss was? What due you think the average Indian fantail is capable of? I owned the American fantail and they were lucky to fly on a roof top or circle your property. I also noticed that some Indian fantails have clean legs and others do not. What is the standard I am thinking??

    I never like the American fantail's carriage with the tilted back head. It always seemed unnatural and a bit deformed to me.
     
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  8. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    I was encouraged with this Video:

    Also with this post.

    Can Indian Fantails Home ?


    Not so long ago in a post I had mentioned how I was sitting watching my birds ........ above when I looked up a pigeon flew over and I didn't recognise it as mine because of it's tail ..and then a few minutes later an Indian Fantail landed on the powerlines......It certainly was one of my birds....and I was astonished to see it sustain flight for as long as I saw . I knew they could fly only short distances but not like how I witnessed it ......lol

    ...anyway she decided to have another try early this week , she was chased off the powerlines by an aggressive honeyeating bird ( Noisy Miner ) and she took off ......and I watched her fly off into the distance and she never turned back . It was a bit unsettling and I knew she wasn't coming back home [​IMG]

    2 cold nights passed and on the 3rd day .....I was on my hands and knees scraping the loft floor and I took a spell for a few seconds and looked at the bird perching at eye level ........OMG....... there she was , all fluffed up and sound asleep , obviously 2 nights on the town was just a bit tooooooo much [​IMG]

    So .........it took 2 nights and half a day for her to find her way back home ......was it just luck or can Indian Fantails home ??????



    That being said most Indian fantails would be lucky to find their way home from around the corner I am now led to believe and easy pickens for Birds of Prey as Laughing Dog has stated.
     
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