Pigeon Fanciers

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by Mary Of Exeter, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was just wondering how many other pigeon fanciers there are on the site [​IMG]
    And do you just have them for fun/pets, or competitions like rollers, pigeon racing, or showing?
    What breeds do you have?

    I just had to take a break from this chicken streak I've been on lately....or else I might turn into one! [​IMG]
     
  2. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have modenas, english owl, norwich cropper, voorburg shield pouter, valencian thief pouter, swiss mondain and some shield marked racers......
     
  3. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    I had a pair of parlor rollers
    and a pair that just showed up at my house one day (different days)....one was racer who itried contacting the club it came from and never got a responce and theother was a nontagged normal looking pigeon hen.

    I miss htem so much would raise any sort of pigeon again just because I really like them. deffinatly like them a lot more than doves.
     
  4. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Racing homers, and english trumpters.


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  5. Kramer Farms

    Kramer Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Right now I hav English Trumpeters, brunner pouters, and ice pigeons.
     
  6. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, you guys have breeds I've always wanted!
    Norwich croppers and ice pigeons. They're some gorgeous birds [​IMG]
    Those trumpetes are pretty too.


    I also like pigeons more than doves. Mostly because you can let them go and they come back. Poor little doves have a hard enough time finding their way around the building [​IMG]
     
  7. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I raise Homers, I do not race them but I do breed for unique colours and nice type.

    I handraise most of my young ones, esspecially out of pairs that produce really odd coloured ones. I like nice and Calm birds, and when handraised, homing pigeons are wonderful and calm birds. I try not to raise more then 10 at once tho, its just such a mess when you have 10 babies pushing eachother away from the bottletrying to get at it....

    Its a lot of fun though!
     
  8. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh I love getting fancy colors in my birds. Of course since I race now, color isn't the most important thing...but I still like the surprises [​IMG] I'm going to try to get some blacks to mate with my indigo birds...so that hopefully I'll have a flock of andalusian homers to kick everyone's butts with [​IMG]
    (I'm a color genetics nerd, by the way [​IMG])

    I don't feel very comfortable with hand raising babies unless I have to. I feel more safe letting the parents do the job. But once they're weaned I usually start handfeeding them seeds and peanuts to get them tame. Then before I know it, I've got a pigeon on each shoulder, foot, knee, and one on my head! [​IMG]
     
  9. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    me too.. love playing with opal, the colour produced is just brilliant.. [​IMG]
     
  10. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Opals are great [​IMG] There's only but a million different variations of Opal to play with, even in Recessive red. Turns those pink. Everyone around here would probably have a fit if I showed up with a bunch of pink birds [​IMG]

    Good thing I have chickens to play with color-wise. If not, then I'd probably break down and breed all my racers to have crazy colors [​IMG]
     

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