The Tippler Pigeon Chronicles - Day 6 Update

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  1. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    One baby hatched Saturday, March 28th underneath the cock bird. Pictures will be taken every other day or so. Day 1 Photos:

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    One day old photo (blurry, sorry):
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  2. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

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    That pigeon in the first pic looks thrilled to have her picture taken.
     
  3. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what exactly are "tippler" pigeons?
     
  4. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Quote:Tipplers were bred to fly in endurance flight competitions. For example, one was recorded to fly for a straight 22 hours. These are not the same as homers, who are raised for flight, but are released at a distance to fly back home.

    We also have Rollers, which do not have a homing instinct. They are performing birds that do flips in the air.
     
  5. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    yay i love these sorts of posts [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Day 3 You can already see some growth and it will open its eyes today, although the pictures don't show that too well. You can see crop milk in its gizzard that takes up almost a half of its body.

    Under the hen this time:
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  7. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    they are soo darned chunky as chicks [​IMG]
     
  8. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    By gosh that baby is sooo ugly , I LOVE IT .. Baby birds are so funny looking when there born . I remmber raising love birds and such and they always looked like little ailens at one point or another.
    Do these guys make good pets.
     
  9. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Quote:Yes, and they are really self-sufficient. They are almost maintance-free. Both the male and female raise the young, which I think is really neat.
     
  10. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Day 6

    Baby has gotten HUGE over the last few days and is getting darker in color. Feather shafts are starting to come in, fuzz is disappearing, and its wings are growing. Half of its body is gizzard (see last picture). Still has stubby legs at this point.

    Under the hen:
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    Moving around more today = blurry pic
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    Belly shot:
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