Sexing Pigeons?

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by thepromise, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. thepromise

    thepromise Out Of The Brooder

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    I hatched out a bunch of new Orpington chicks this weekend. [​IMG] and i ran out of chick starter. So i went to the feed store to get more. When I hot there 6 poor pigeons were loocked up in a small cage in their own poo!!! [​IMG] so i decided to buy them. I got them home and i let them loose in my chicken isolation coop. It took about 30mins for them to settle down and start flying from one end to the other. and soon they began feeding. [​IMG] I was wondering if you can sex pigeons like you sex chickens. Is there any physical thing i should look for in both sex? Here are a few pics. Any help will do. If you can tell by the pictures, PLEASE point out the sex! [​IMG]

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    Left to Right: Pigeon 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6


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    Left to Right: Pigeon 1, 2, 3, 5 & 6


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    Left to Right: Pigeon 2 & 5


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    Pigeon 1


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  2. abluechipstock

    abluechipstock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pigeons are sexed by how they act, males strut and make a cooing noise while bobbing their heads, the only way to tell if they are female is if they lay an egg, i still have some that i'm trying to figure out, go to youtube and look up some pigeon videos and you'll see what i'm talking about, oh and males will drag their tales on the ground when strutting, hope this helps
     
  3. Lofty Dreams

    Lofty Dreams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Or you could take a string attached to a metal nail on a string and If it goes in a circle its a hen in a line a cock Its an old wives tail
     
  4. thepromise

    thepromise Out Of The Brooder

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    ill try it if all else fails. [​IMG]
     
  5. Lofty Dreams

    Lofty Dreams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Someone from my club had good luck with it although i did have this he-she pigeon I didn't know what it was asked a bunch of people as well
     
  6. laughingdog

    laughingdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ive heard of pelvic space sexing, how about that? my rollers were supposedly sexed that way, but two are still seeming sorta sqweakers, so dont know how would know if both girls yet, or would girls be evident if feathered by now, but still sqweaking occassionally when handle?
     
  7. amrose

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    An ole timer once showed me how to sex a pigeon by feeling the pelvic bones. If the two pelvic bones are pointy and thin, then it's a hen. If it feels more like a flat toothpick then it's a male. I'm not sure how accurate but worth a try.
     
  8. laughingdog

    laughingdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks! there isnt any diffrence in the space between also, or could that just be indicating age or something wrong?
     
  9. thepromise

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    So i went to feed them today and while the all of them were eating Pigeon #2 was puffy and chasing Pigeon #1 around. Is this a courtship thing. Im guessing #2 is a boy and #1 is a girl??? Or is this just something they do? [​IMG]
     
  10. Towman72gmc

    Towman72gmc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:this is usually the case with mature birds, but not always the rule. I had an ash red fantail cock that had really open pelvic space, but that was definately a cock.
     

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