Pigeon Identification

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by farmertank, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. farmertank

    farmertank Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used to own tumbler pigeon long time ago. I went to an Auction last Saturday and on an impulse I bought these 2. I was told they are a pair of rock pigeons. I think the one may be, but i'm not sure about the other.

    Can anybody tell me what these are. I think the whiter one is a male. he's very vocal and larger in the chest.

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    sorry the pics are bad. I never take good pics lol.

    Thanks in advance.

    Julie
     
  2. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    I am NO expert. But I think rock pigeon is the name given to the pigeons you see feral in cities and towns and what not. And your two look just like those so I think they both are.



    edited to add...I wish I had one of those bird net-guns because by all means I'd be down town netting a small flock to take home HEHE!
     
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  3. farmertank

    farmertank Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Monarc.

    They said they are Rocks, but I was looking on the web and didn't see any with the white on them.


    My Dh wants to make one of those nets guns. If he does He will be in sooo much trouble [​IMG] can you imagine what I'll be catching with it [​IMG]

    Julie
     
  4. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:oh oh tell him to make me one too [​IMG] I *NEED* one.... *oooh here pidgey pidgey pidgey!!!!*
     
  5. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rocks are the wild pigeons and they come in all colors. Yours could be rocks, maybe rollers.
     
  6. farmertank

    farmertank Chillin' With My Peeps

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    his problem is he can't find a place to buy the netting. Once he finds a place he will be making them. I need one to catch my guineas(they are so wild)I want to pen them so I can get eggs [​IMG].

    Julie
     
  7. farmertank

    farmertank Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hi Julie,

    I'm a Julie too lol. Thanks for the info. What are rollers? A type of racer of do they fly neat like a tumbler?

    Can I allow these 2 to fly free in a few weeks or will I lose them. I was hopeing to let them fly and at dark they will go back to their cage. Can you do that? The Tumblers I owned were inside birds so I never tried to do this?

    I have soo many questions.

    Julie

    ETA: these 2 are really tame so I think they were hand raised and not caught out of the wild. I hope anyways.
     
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  8. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yea rock doves are the wild pigeons you see around parks and cities and such .

    They come in all color forms due to having feral pet pigeons breeding with them .

    They could be either wild or homers !

    All us bird people must think alike becasue i have always wanted a net gun as well . Too funny ![​IMG]
     
  9. monarc23

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    Quote:[​IMG] yep... i could just see us all in a town where no one wants the pigeons us all making all these stratigic plans with our big net guns in tow to go after "the pretty flock" LOL
     

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