question on pigeons

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by aarontheman, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. aarontheman

    aarontheman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi everyone i have lost a bird today to a cat[​IMG] it was a male but it had a female (no eggs ) but will the female pair up with another bird thanks allot !
     
  2. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    In 100% of my cases the answer has been yes. Most times not as quick as you like it all depends on the individual bird.
     
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  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    A male will readily select another mate. In my experience hens take a little longer to select another mate. When I was actively breeding Birmingham rollers, I would break up and remate pairs several times a year trying out combinations to produce better birds. I always pen mated these birds
    because once they were returned to the community loft they would always go back to the mate of their choice. Their joy (that is sure what it looked like to me) at being back with their favorite mate was very evident.
     
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  4. fowlsessed

    fowlsessed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, she will pair up again. If in a community loft then it's best to separate them together by themselves.
     
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  5. laughingdog

    laughingdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if its alone with no sight or sound of original mate, maybe switching cages, as seems to help, she will pair up fine in week to month. goodluck!
     
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