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Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by Rainstorm, Jan 9, 2011.
What are they and how do I tell male from female?
The first and last look like they may be mixes. The second looks a bit like a roller, and the first is definitely a white homing pigeon. Too old to be released. But the rest can go out after a month.
As for sexing, you'll have to watch their behavior Males will strut, coo, and chase the hens. They'll need to settle in first though.
the first and last look like they might be cappuchine mixes..the first maybe a trumpeter mix
2.) Birmingham Roller
3.) White Homer (100% on this one)
Quote:Exactly what I was thinking. The first one really has that capuchine look, and the last one you can see the beginnings of a crest. Looks like someone may have put a capuchine with a roller for it. The first one could be a capuchine x trumpeter. Or maybe a capuchine x tumbler (komorner maybe?).
Mookees don't have shell crests, they have peak crests They also have shaky necks and hold them in an 'S' shape. They do have solid white ones (rare), but the body style looks nothing lke one.
Hmm I was thinking more of a super not show quality mookie. Kind of like Fantails, compare a garden fan to a top exhibition fan. (even though gardens are not pure, you get the point )
I think the first has a beak too long to have Komorner in it directly.
And aren't trumpeters heavily feather footed? Wouldn't something of the like show up in an F1 cross?
Just a guess but the first looks like maybe something was crossed up with a Nun, not so much the color but the shape of the crest. 2nd one does look Roller by shape of it's head and body. 3rd Homer and the last - one guess good as any! Maybe some Turbit breeding somewhere along the line. Nice assortment of birds tho.
The first looks to be cappuchine mixed with a long bodied breed. The head and beak are too long and narrow to be Komorner and the eyses are the wrong color. Should be a darker orange eye for a white headed Komorner. The crest looks the same as some Roller crosses I had 2 years ago. The crest tends to be shortened in those crosses. Mostly the crest doesn't carry over in such crosses, but on occasion will produce a crest of that sort.
The bottom one has that long neck. Coppuchine perhaps.
Mostly going by the most common and most likely breeds.
Hmm I wonder if the bottom one has some Swift in it, based on the neck and wings... The eye ceres are throwing me off though.