Some pics of my breeders

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by hookedonpigeons, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. hookedonpigeons

    hookedonpigeons Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Re-post your link.
    This link says we have to be logged in.
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  3. hookedonpigeons

    hookedonpigeons Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh,I am sorry,but I think you have to be a member(on PT) to veiw my public albums. Sorry,I did not relize.

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  4. laughingdog

    laughingdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hehehe da pics are all for me then.. lol what sexes are the colored homer pair? they are especially beautiful to how i envision good strong features of!
     
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  5. hookedonpigeons

    hookedonpigeons Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is a BC hen with an almond homer cock bird. Both birds are from a strong racing family.

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  6. laughingdog

    laughingdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    show us updates on how those do for you and the babies please, as bet they do awsome and raise some great young birds.
     
  7. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    My grand daughter and I hand raised an orphaned homer that failed to come home on a 20 mile toss.
    It was one of the few times she had not accompanied me on a release. I called later that day to tell her the news. She then asked me where I released the bird from Monteagle was the reply. Her crying retort was "Why did you not release them from "DEAD BIRD ROAD!" sarcastically.
    Dusk was falling and I went out to shut up the loft. Low & behold what should come flying in but Piper (grand daughters bird). I checked him over when he trapped and he had a gash from near his neck almost to his tail on his back. My first instinct was to put him out of his misery. However I brought him into the house to have a better look in the light. My wife said "Yes it is a long gash but it is only deep in one spot. We flushed out the wound with Saline; I then glued the skin back together with a few drops of crazy glue; gave him a coat of polysporn; he flew out of my hands as I was bring him back to the loft. He was good to go in about 5 days.

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    This is him on squabs that hatched 2012 near the end of December.

    My grand daughter has learned more from being around these homers than she could have learned out of any book. She was on the MOON when I called her to tell of Piper's return.

    Grand daughter has experienced love, loss, heartache. first aid, joy, responsibility, and most of all kinship with yours truly.

    It has given her a good subject for presentations at school. We also are starting up a small enterprise with white dove releases (Pipers parents were both solid snow white just for the record).
    Grand daughter did her first dove release at a wedding this fall also another release for an anti bulling campaign at her grade school. She would rather hang out with Hokum (her name for me since she was one) then any of her friends or parents for that matter. However she will be entering her teens next year (make-up and boys will probably soon shove me aside).
    I know however that these birds have made her a better person regardless what comes in the future.

    Plus I have another grand daughter who is only turned 3 and calls me Coco (since she was one).

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    These are Piper's squabs at 8 days old.
     
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  8. hookedonpigeons

    hookedonpigeons Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sure,I will keep ya"ll updated. I am getting two more breeding pairs tuesday of next week. It will be almonds,opals and indigo. They are mostly Tom Barnhart line. Good 150mile racers.

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  9. hookedonpigeons

    hookedonpigeons Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just got two more breeding pairs. A indigo velvet hen from Dave Gazaway,a almond hen from Tom Barnhart,a indigo velvet cock from Toms birds and a Doninant opal cock out of Toms line.

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  10. laughingdog

    laughingdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pics please!
     
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