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West of England Tumblers

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by Atlchick, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. Atlchick

    Atlchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didn't mean to, but I accidentally got 'swamped' by West of England Tumblers. My brother gave me a pair last spring, just old enough to leave their nest. The next thing I know, I have 14 flying around in my peafowl flight pen, two 'teens', 2 babies and 6 more eggs.

    I've heard of 'chicken math', but I didn't know about pigeon math. How popular is this breed? They are lovely, but they are taking over....thinking about selling off the whole batch. Who raises them?

    Look forward to hearing from you. I don't even know how to 'sex' them....obviously they are figuring it out by themselves!
     
  2. Lofty Dreams

    Lofty Dreams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Same here. Thier more commen then some.
     
  3. gunnarwordon

    gunnarwordon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a few West-of-England-Tumblers and they are really fat. They're very common too.
     
  4. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOE's are definitely not uncommon. They have gained a lot of popularity but like all breeds, the availability depends on where you live or if you want to ship them :) Share some pictures of them! I loved my WOE's and I miss them. Mine were more of the flying type body wise but had the longer muffs of the show type. The funny thing is, the original WOE's from the UK started out clean legged - looked like rollers. Now they have small muffs and laugh at us Americans for "ruining" the breed by turning them into fancy birds.
     
  5. gunnarwordon

    gunnarwordon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    its ironic, I have a fantail, clean-feet, named "muffi". and my WOE is named "bear" and he isn't bare-legged, he's very feathery. A little funny I thought........ I didn't name them that with those ideas in mind, but it came to me after reading your post!
     
  6. Atlchick

    Atlchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. Atlchick

    Atlchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Atlchick

    Atlchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a couple of pictures (above). I thought I had 14, then I counted 15 and 2 youngsters on the nest, and 5 eggs. [​IMG]
     
  9. sport14692

    sport14692 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool looking birds
     
  10. ThiefPouter06

    ThiefPouter06 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice, I wonder if those are the flying type?
     

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