Pics of my utility pigeons (texas pioners)

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by yardbird tx, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. yardbird tx

    yardbird tx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a few pics of my pigeons. The breed is called Texas Pioners. They are a utility breed for show and Squab production. I plan on building up the flock before we start butchering for the table. It only takes four weeks from hatching for squab to be full grown.
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  2. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    Thats cool. What do you do with the eggs?
     
  3. FLOWERPOT

    FLOWERPOT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hey those are pretty birds!!!!
     
  4. yardbird tx

    yardbird tx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:let them hatch.
     
  5. peepsnbunnies

    peepsnbunnies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2007
    Central Florida
    I saw somewhere on this forum, there is a thread asking for pigeon pics for a BYC online pigeon/dove show. You should post them there, they are very pretty birds.

    I am going to take pics of my pigeon and my doves today to enter.

    Someday I hope to get some Capuchine pigeons, they are so beautiful.

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  6. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    how and where did you get them
     
  7. Rte.66_chicks

    Rte.66_chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had pigeons when I was a kid. It's amazing how fast the squabs grow-and they are so tender and tasty! Really wouldn't mind doing it again sometime.
     
  8. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    checkforticks1700 wrote:
    Thats cool. What do you do with the eggs?

    let them hatch.


    Will you post pics of the babies? Please? [​IMG]
     
  9. roosters97

    roosters97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    VA
    do they lay daily?, like chickens?
     
  10. yardbird tx

    yardbird tx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I wanted a good source of meat to have for my home. I needed an animal that can reproduce rapidly, grow quick, and be tasty. I have a small acerage and space is at a premium.
    I first wanted to do meat rabbits but that was out because they are too cute acording to the family.

    So utility pigeons was the way to go. There where several breeds to choose from. But I went with the Texas Pioneers. I found a guy about three hours away from me that keeped and bread them, he had hundreds! I went to see him once and check out the birds. I got home and built a loft and in three weeks I went back to get three pare.

    do they lay daily?, like chickens?

    No they lay two eggs. In 17 days they hatch. And four weeks after that, they are ready to be butcherd or set aside for breeding.​
     
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2008

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