Why do pigeons have to be so pretty?!

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by Chickerdoodle13, May 17, 2009.

  1. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    I saw so many pigeons for sale at a show yesterday. Many of them were $3-$10 a piece. I promised myself I was not going to get into pigeons anymore because I am away at school for half of the year and its not like they produce eggs like my chickens.

    I was able to return without any pigeons, but man were there some pretty ones. I had my eye on a HUGE pair of black and white spotted ones. They were just humongous! I walked away, but not without any regret!
     
  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

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    I saw the fancy tailed pigeons and the lady next to the sale area had a trunk full of them. I almost bought a few since I have a huge empty bird cage.
     
  3. chinbunny1

    chinbunny1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Was there any giant house pigeons or archangels there?
     
  4. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    Quote:Yep, I saw those. She had some georgous ones! And some that were quite rare. I just hate having 15 million cages to clean and feed/water all the time! Maybe sometime in the future when I can devote more time to them. For now, my doves will have to do.

    Chinbunny,

    There were some archangels, but it looked like they sold because I didn't see them when I walked back past the cage. The guy that had those for sale had some beautiful pigeons of all different breeds. They were very healthy looking birds. I don't know about the giant house pigeons, but he did have some huge modenas and about five or six of the giants pigeons I had my eye on. I was thinking those were runts or kings, but I wasn't sure. It didn't say on the cage.
     
  5. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The birds you were looking at where probably black mottled Runts [​IMG] I used to have one.

    And I'm guessing those fancy tailed ones where Fantails? [​IMG] One kind or the other.

    Giant Hungarians are actually a bit rare. I don't see too many around.
     
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  6. chinbunny1

    chinbunny1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol you should have bought the angels and shipped them to me. j/k. [​IMG]

    Been looking for another pair of giant hungarian house pigeons.
     
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  7. Keith C.

    Keith C. Out Of The Brooder

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  8. rittert3

    rittert3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Check out parlor rollers there are some videos of them on youtube i beleive oddest performing bird i have ever seen when i am able to get back in i want some
     
  9. Chic-n-farmer

    Chic-n-farmer Showers of Blessings

    Why do pigeons have to be so pretty?!

    It's to make up for when you walk under a tree they are in and they poop in your hair. [​IMG]
     

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