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white wedding doves

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by tommymartin, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. tommymartin

    tommymartin Hatching

    Jan 10, 2010
    I am just getting started in the white dove release business. I built this web site to serve south Florida White Wedding Doves. Can anyone recommend a price for this service?

  2. Bossroo

    Bossroo Songster

    Jun 15, 2008
    If you mean doves as in DOVES, no matter what you charge I believe that you will be out of business with the first release as they will NOT come back.
  3. Hen_House_Rocks!

    Hen_House_Rocks! Songster

    Jul 30, 2009
    Quote:I don't think this is true. Doves can be bred with a homing instinct and be trained to return home. However, a few of them may not return home.
  4. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Songster

    Apr 10, 2009
    Rowan County, NC
    Releasing ringneck doves would be useless. 99% of the wedding/funeral release businesses call what they let go white 'doves', but they are white homing pigeons. Releasing doves just seems more appealing to the public than releasing pigeons.

    Since I'm not into white releases, I can't help you much on books. But I've seen some people say some good things about White Pigeons - The Color of Money.
  5. seismic wonder2

    seismic wonder2 I got mad ninja skills

    Feb 3, 2007
    san diego ca
    PLEASE don't release doves!

    Get white homing pigeons, NO ONE will know the difference! All the public sees is white birds.

    Doves will hang around the release point until they (a) starve to death or (b) get eaten by the local wildlife

    Doves don't have that homing instinct and would require EXTENSIVE training on a daily basis to find their way home even from a short distance.
    plus, If you raise doves (or pigeons) with a certian food, they will not know how or what to eat in the wild and will starve in a few days.
  6. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    They're beautiful! But don't know what you should charge for this service though. [​IMG] Are these like the homing pigeons, and they will return to you?
  7. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
    depends on how many birds you can release and how they want them released...how big of an area are you gonna sevice? I would suggest you charge a travel cost plus a per bird cost....say $2-3 per bird released and say$1 mile or so....maybe a minumum of $50

  8. chseeads

    chseeads Songster

    May 28, 2009
    Bloomington, Indiana
    What the OP is talking about on their site are white homers, so no worries....

  9. domino7

    domino7 Songster

    Jan 4, 2009
    N.E. Ohio
    Google it. There are many people doing it, and you can get an idea of what they offer. It seems like $250 is about the minimum price. Of course, it depends what area you're in too.
  10. Mader631

    Mader631 Songster

    Dec 18, 2009
    $100 per released Bird...............

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