pigeon species

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by ChickyDy, Dec 1, 2016.

  1. ChickyDy

    ChickyDy New Egg

    Dec 1, 2016
    Does anyone know what type of pigeon this is?[​IMG]
  2. mustangrooster

    mustangrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC! Glad you have joined us!

    Sadly, im not very knowledgeable with pigeons...but im sure someone else can help you out...:)
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2016
  3. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 24, 2009
    Did you rescue it? It looks really sick... have you taken it to a vet?
  4. mustangrooster

    mustangrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:X2 i thought that it looked sick....wasn't too sure though..
  5. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

    Dec 6, 2012
    New Brunswick,Canada
    I would say it was a newly fledged squeaker maybe only a month old just starting to fly. Could possibly be just a regular side walk pigeon it is hard to say. It looks malnourished and dehydrated in my opinion. I would provide it with plenty of clean water (about a quart) with a tablespoon full of apple cider vinegar added to it and chicken layer pellets. There are pigeon feed mixtures but in most cases they are seldom stocked by local feed stores (at least in my case). I find layer pellets the next best substitute. They also love shelled unsalted peanuts and whole corn.

    Here is an example of pigeon feed.

    Last edited: Dec 3, 2016
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  6. ChickyDy

    ChickyDy New Egg

    Dec 1, 2016
    Thanks for your help guys but the poor thing passed away yesterday.[​IMG]
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  7. laughingdog

    laughingdog Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 16, 2011
    Newport Tennessee
    So sad for you both. Sometimes in this season especially as starts, the weakest begin getting culled by sickness.. young n old. It looked to be young feral rock dove species, a feral tumbler/roller or Homer/racer breed maybe with feral. When getting again if fluffed up feed layer crumbles if trouble eating,n can slide layer pellets down its right side of throat if it's not eatin. Cheap wild bird food and cheap scratch work too to mix with in seeing if itll eat at all and adding more later to cut protien content if not flying breeding or showing. Hocum cocoa gave very good look of seed mix. Don't be discouraged and hope you try helping n keeping pigeons again.
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