Pigeon squabs sex

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by silkiecuddles, Apr 2, 2015.

  1. silkiecuddles

    silkiecuddles FortheLoveofSilkies

    4,547
    650
    286
    Mar 1, 2015
    Florida
    The lady who I got my pigeons from said that whenever two squabs are born they're both either male or female. Is that true? So far mine have turned out that way. Two boys then two girls. Do they have special hatching patterns like goats do?
     
  2. Twistedfeather

    Twistedfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,008
    49
    143
    Feb 23, 2014
    Oregon
    But on a serious note since there are normally two eggs per clutch there's a 50/50 chance of them being opposite genders though it is possible to get the same gender that's just more on the rarer occurrence. When my squabs hatch in the next couple of days I can probably update you on whether or not they are the same gender. I would not know if goats had the same hatching pattern because I've never seen a goat hatch, I don't thinks it's the same in goats because it seems like every breed is different and some have kids in the same gender or the opposite.
     
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2015
  3. silkiecuddles

    silkiecuddles FortheLoveofSilkies

    4,547
    650
    286
    Mar 1, 2015
    Florida
    Whoops. I didn't mean goats hatch. I meant when they give birth to "kids" they have patterns.
     
  4. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

    3,340
    640
    306
    Dec 6, 2012
    New Brunswick,Canada
    Speaking from " MY EXPERIENCE" my birds have produced every possible combination. I have noticed the pattern is" There is NO PATTERN" outside of the fact they usually hatch in 19 days
     
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2015
    1 person likes this.
  5. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    What pattern do goats follow?
     
  6. silkiecuddles

    silkiecuddles FortheLoveofSilkies

    4,547
    650
    286
    Mar 1, 2015
    Florida
    My neighbor has goats. I think she said it's always two girls or two boys. Something like two girls, two girls, then two boys, then two girls, etc. I think. But I don't know much about goats.
     
  7. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Nope, doesn't work that way with goats, either!
     
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2015
  8. Twistedfeather

    Twistedfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,008
    49
    143
    Feb 23, 2014
    Oregon
    I've never had this happen but people say the first one hatches at 18-19 day mark and the second egg hatches two days later. My last one was 12 hours apart
     
  9. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

    3,340
    640
    306
    Dec 6, 2012
    New Brunswick,Canada
    It depends on the pair. Some start incubating the first egg from the get go. Others tend to stand over it and do not start incubating until the second egg arrives. I also have eggs not hatch until the 23 day or even later. Ambient temperature also plays a factor I am thinking.
     
  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    63,674
    9,066
    766
    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    When I was seriously breeding Birmingham Rollers, I would put my pairs together on Feb. 14. Within two weeks most pairs would start laying. Since it was still very cold I would remove the first egg and replace it with a wooden nest egg. When the second egg was laid, I would return egg # 1 to the nest. This way the squabs would hatch on the same day, and they could grow equally in size. As Hokum has said some pairs start incubating as soon as the first egg is laid, and others just sort of hover over it. With my method the first eggs never got chilled.
     
    1 person likes this.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by