What Breed Of Pigeons?

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by horseshoecreekranch, May 29, 2011.

  1. horseshoecreekranch

    horseshoecreekranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was given 4 Pigeons and wondered if anybody knew what breed of Pigeon they were and is there a way to tell if they are male or female? Thanks for any help.



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  2. Hoss1975

    Hoss1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like king pigeons,they look big.
     
  3. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Utility Kings [​IMG] The crested one is a mix. Probably mixed with an American Crest.
     
  4. sport14692

    sport14692 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with Becky !!!!!!!!!!![​IMG]
     
  5. horseshoecreekranch

    horseshoecreekranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the replies. Does anyone know if it would be smart to let them out in a few weeks to fly? Would they come back? Or are there certain varieties for that?
     
  6. Towman72gmc

    Towman72gmc Chillin' With My Peeps

    I agree probally utility Kings, not show birds. great pets.
     
  7. punk-a-doodle

    punk-a-doodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would not fly kings (they look like kings to me, but I'm no expert. Not sure where that crest comes from on the last one). They are heavy birds and very easy pickings for predators and cars. They can tame down nicely though, and some even enjoy a good scratch. XD For more sure-to-come home birds, go for homers (racers, not show kinds). If you want to work and interact with your birds a bit more, choose a roller (not parlor rollers..they can't fly as adults) or tumbler breed. Relatively easy to obtain, and awesome to watch. Some kinds are better at evading hawks than others.
     
  8. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Settling them isn't a problem. You can let them out in a few weeks. But keep in mind they are big and a bit slow.
     

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