Trim Fantails for breeding ?

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by vebi, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. vebi

    vebi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How often do they need trimmed to keep fertile ? Is it better to cut the feathers or pull them? Thanks .
     
  2. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In my experience, no they do not require the tail to be cut. It can certainly help if you notice fertility issues but most of the time it isn't necessary. The main thing I have had to trim on my birds is the downy fluff around the vent.
     
  3. luvmymillies

    luvmymillies Out Of The Brooder

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    Mary you are in Rowan county as am I. A Rowan girl by birth, but now live in cabarrus county. I have not posted anything since the site has changed until yesterday and I guess I am doing something wrong. I can not getting any replies. Is there a different process?
     
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  4. vebi

    vebi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Mary, I will give that a try.........
     
  5. gunnarwordon

    gunnarwordon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will certain fantail mixes relax there fan? I have a pure fantail that has hers constantly erect........ I wonder if this is normal.
     
  6. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like you have a good one :) Yes, all fantails do relax them at some point, when resting and nesting if nothing else.
     
  7. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi there! :) I just started visiting again a couple days ago so I'm not used to this new layout either. I just realized you have to click the reply button with the quotes on it in order to reply to individual people. I'm used to there only being one reply button per post, not two.
    The replies, do you mean you posted a thread and no one is replying? I haven't done enough in the past couple days to really check out what all has changed.
     
  8. gunnarwordon

    gunnarwordon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have NEVER seen mine do it......... I wonder why...............
     
  9. larrylofts

    larrylofts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    IF YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT CLOSING THERE TAIL LIKE A NORMAL BIRD A FANTAIL CAN NOT THAT IS THE WAY THEY WERE BRED. JUST LIKE FRILLBACKS JACOBINS WE HAVE BRED A TRAIT THAT IS NOT NORMAL
     
  10. gunnarwordon

    gunnarwordon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    okay, good information,,,,, thanks.
     

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