What is wrong with my roller pigeon? Plz help

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by JLfarm, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. JLfarm

    JLfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Every time I fly her she always rolls and falls to the ground and I'm scared she will hurt herself.
     
  2. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    I am not saying it is but it could be something as simple as the genetics that particular bird was dealt. Parlour rollers came from somewhere and they are flightless.

    Check out the link:
     
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  3. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Why someone would purposely breed that defect into an animal is just sick!
     
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  4. JLfarm

    JLfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've seen and heard of the parlor rollers before and the man I bought them from has purebred birds he had over 50 different breeds of pigeons
     
  5. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Overrun With Chickens

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    I am sure its genetic if she seem healthy in all other ways.

    I have a roller that turned up as a stray at my loft of white doves. She was black and very cute!

    She used to fly with my birds around the house, and she would suddenly start rolling and drop out of the sky. Sometimes falling hard onto the house roof, or onto the ground with a thumb!!!!

    Sometimes she would fall down into the wasteland at the back of my house and it would take her a long time to herself back up through the thick scrub and bushes and come home.

    I stopped letting her free fly after one time she injured her legs badly and could hardly walk.

    I don't think people should breed birds like that!
     
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  6. v3monn59

    v3monn59 New Egg

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    Roller pigeons that roll from sky to ground are call "Rolldown." I fly and raise roller pigeons and I usually don't keep rolldown because they can't control their rolling ability and they will always hurt themself or even kill themself. They will eventually kill themself if you continue to fly that roller pigeon. If you really like it, you can continue and use her as a breeder, but she will pass it on to her children. I recommend not to continue it as it will only hurt you more.
     
  7. JLfarm

    JLfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for answering so I will probably just keep her as a pet and not fly her
     

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