What is this?

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by CrazyFowlFreak, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. CrazyFowlFreak

    CrazyFowlFreak Pine Hill Farm

    Apr 24, 2009
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    My friends are camping here in West Virginia and this cutie landed on their tent. Any idea of what breed it is, please? Also, is it a wild or domesticated pigeon, do you think? Thanks!
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  2. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a lost domestic bird. Looks like a tumbler of some kind. It's young and won't last long on its own in the wild. Needs to be caught ASAP so it'll be safe. I'm guessing it doesn't have a band on its leg?
     
  3. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    What mary Says. ^^ I cant understand why people dont band there birds.
     
  4. punk-a-doodle

    punk-a-doodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a crested saxon to me, but I'm looking to see if they come in that color. Most common type are the shields. But, the body build and beak make me think Saxon.

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  5. punk-a-doodle

    punk-a-doodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can't find any matching that look, even in the white tail saxons. Second guess is a tumbler of some kind, but I have no idea which. So many tumblers out there. XD
     
  6. cochinGurl

    cochinGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i agree, looks like a tumbler, but might have a bit of somethig else in there too. catch it as soon as possible, and ask around the local pigeon comunity and try to find its owner or someone who will take it if you cant find the owner. pretty little thing btw
     
  7. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm gonna go w/ tumbler as well. [​IMG]
     
  8. abluechipstock

    abluechipstock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where in west Virginia?
     
  9. CrazyFowlFreak

    CrazyFowlFreak Pine Hill Farm

    Apr 24, 2009
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    Thanks for the info, they tried to catch it to bring it to me but it took off before they could. [​IMG] Poor thing. I hope it goes home. I'm in Pipestem, WV.
     
  10. Totits

    Totits Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there,

    I'll go for Hungarian house swallow.
     

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