Pigeons “kissing”?

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by wildriverswolf90, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. wildriverswolf90

    wildriverswolf90 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2011
    polk county, NC
    In an attempt to figure out gender of my 4 indian fantails, I seperated them and introduced back to eachother in different possible combos. I noticed 3 have deep coos, and 1 is smaller and has a hushed coo. When I introduced the small one in with one of the larger ones, the large one began cooing loudly and walking around the small one. They then sat on a perch next to each and preened and then they would hold onto eachothers' beaks! Is this “kissing” and is it a good bet that this is a male and female pair?
  2. fowlsessed

    fowlsessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 16, 2011
    east Tennessee
    They are actually feeding each other,like they do the babies. That is not a guarantee that they are a real pair. But the size difference and difference in voice coupled with the "kissing" is a pretty good indicator that it is indeed a pair. Age could play a big part in the differences, though.
  3. laughingdog

    laughingdog Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 16, 2011
    Newport Tennessee
    mostly males will allow females to feed from their crops, but have had two female siblings feeding and mock mating, and heard of two males doing this in absence of enough females for each. also females generally bully way and allowed to eat first if males are not starved. same sexes mostly fight a lot more only with each other unless mated pairs are fighting off others from corners or objects like perches or feeders.

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