Realeasing doves for weddings or funerals???

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by sticks22, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. sticks22

    sticks22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I heard of some that release doves for weddings and for funerals. What breed would be raised for either and is there a market for them for these two events? If so, what could you charge for them (per bird)? I would imagine that you problably could get a little more money for these events as opposed for selling them to eat, right?
     
  2. whitecra

    whitecra Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
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    Take a look at this web site. This is a friend of mine that lives in Lawton Oklahoma. She has been doing this for sometime and yes she makes money doing it. You could contact her and I am sure she would love to talk to you about getting started. http://whitebirdsofok.tripod.com/
    Chris
     
  3. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    I'm pretty sure those white "doves" are actually pigeons. Atleast that's what i've read numerosut imes that weddind and funeral doves area ctually pigeons, but are called doves because it sounds prettier and cleaner (for people who think pigeons are dirty). They fly back to their breeders roost once they are released.
     
  4. chickbea

    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    bantymum has a business that does this. She's in Australia, but check out her site at http://dovesaway.com.au/a/ for info.
    You do have to use a specific type of pigeon, I know.
     
  5. whitecra

    whitecra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes they are white pigeons. That is what my friend uses. By the time she gets back home they are already there in their pen.
    Chris
     
  6. Ms. Lewis Rich

    Ms. Lewis Rich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Homing Pigeons.
     
  7. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Yes they are white pigeons. That is what my friend uses. By the time she gets back home they are already there in their pen.
    Chris

    that's awesome I've thought of raising homers for that but i'd honestly get an ucler in my stomach worring about my favorites! LOL!
     
  8. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Is she limited in how far she takes them? Like does she only do weddings and such with in certain radius of their home pen?
     
  9. whitecra

    whitecra Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    Oklahoma
    Quote:Is she limited in how far she takes them? Like does she only do weddings and such with in certain radius of their home pen?

    Yes there is limit on how far she takes them. I am not sure how far that is though.
    chris
     
  10. fowltemptress

    fowltemptress Frugal Fan Club President

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    I believe it's limited by weather, too. No cloudy days and all that, or the birds will get lost. Sister-in-law was going to have them released at hers, but the handler canceled on account of weather.

    Also . . . I thought doves were pigeons?
     

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