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Pigeon advice:)

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by CKMatthews, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. CKMatthews

    CKMatthews New Egg

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    Hello y'all!!
    I am new to the pigeon world! I just recently aquired a few pigeons and I was wondering if y'all could help me judge if these guys are show quality?! Also where can I find all the information needed for shows? I am getting some more birds this weekend so I will post those here as well! I wasnt sure what kind of photos were needed so i just winged it! Thanks in advance! I'm excited to join the pigeon world!!

    This is my male American fantail-
    What color is he classified as?
    I have not yet learned to lace the feathers so the pic is just of him as is.
    How can I get his tail feathers back to normal and not rigid looking at the tips?
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    This is my female American Fantail-
    Again I don't know how to lace so she is just as is.
    What color is she classified as?
    How do I get her feathers looking better at the tips?
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    This is my male trumpeter-
    What color is he classified as?
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    This is my female trumpeter-
    What color is she classified as?
    Her feather were clipped for breeding
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    This is my male(?) west of England-
    What color is s/he classified as?
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    This is my female(?) west of England-
    Is s/he a splash?
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    This is my male west of England-
    What color would he be classified as?
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    This is one of my young west of England-
    What color will s/he molt out to?
    Male or female?
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    This is my other young west of England-
    What color will s/he molt out to?
    Male or female?
    This one is very skidish
    (It's the one in front)
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  2. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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  3. Hokum Coco

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    The best way to determine the sex of a pigeon is to ask another pigeon.
    In a perfect world the pigeon on the right is usually more iridescent and larger than the ♀ pigeon on the left.

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    That being said no matter which method you choose to sex a pigeon mistakes are sometimes made. I usually can tell the gender of a pigeon just by looking at it (but I have been know to make mistakes too.)

    On that note:
    If you place your pigeon in the company of a know gender pigeon one can usually tell the gender of the pigeon in question by the reaction taken by the know gender.

    (Too many references to gender in that sentence but I think you can follow).

    Check out the link the pigeon bowing and circling is the bird walking is ♀:

     
  4. CKMatthews

    CKMatthews New Egg

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    What all do I need to do with my male trumpeter to get him to place? Why wouldn't the fantails place? What's the best way to pull the feathers(I've never pulled them before)? Thanks do much for your help!!!! I'm a newbie at pigeons:) trying to learn all that I can!
     
  5. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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  6. CKMatthews

    CKMatthews New Egg

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    Thank you do much! That has really helped!!!
     

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