what kind of bird is this?

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by dinahmoe, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. dinahmoe

    dinahmoe Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    this little guy showed up this summer and hung around for about a week.it stayed near the horses's feed buckets so i am thinking it was hungry.i tossed it some scratch feed every morning.it let me get fairly close and it did have a leg band.
    the only reason i am posting now is because my chickens are finally squared away and i am thinking of expanding my interests and then i remembered this fellow because it was so pretty.
    can anyone tell me what it is?
    should i have tried to catch it?

    thanks

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  2. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    I'm really not sure! It sure does have short legs though [​IMG]
     
  3. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    Beautiful pigeon!
     
  4. Chinchilla2

    Chinchilla2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pigeon is my guess. With a leg band, it could have been an escapee from a breeder or one that got tired/lost on a flight back home. Pretty little thing!
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    It was a homing pigeon, and the color was grizzle.
     
  6. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    My neighbor has pigeons and it looks just like them.
     
  7. Sumatra503

    Sumatra503 Kozy Orchard Farms

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    It's just a Racing Homer that got lost. I'm not sure of the color variety.

    People race them over 100 miles sometimes and sometimes they get lost along the way.
     
  8. dinahmoe

    dinahmoe Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    thanks guys,
    if it happens again,is it "ok" to keep him,if i catch him.don't want to steal someones birds,ya know,or is it just always best to let them be.
     
  9. dinahmoe

    dinahmoe Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Quote:so when you say get lost,what happens to them?do they find their way home eventually,predations,starvation?

    sorry for all the questions but now i wish i had tried to catch it.
     
  10. rittert3

    rittert3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will find their way home eventually in most cases as well as, food, water, ect. along the way, I would under no circumstances catch and keep a banded bird.
     

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