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Zebra Doves

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by jak2002003, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Overrun With Chickens

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    Finally my zebra doves feel like settling down and starting a family. I am so excited!
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    peacock 05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So cute where do zebras come from
     
  3. peacock 05

    peacock 05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They kind of look like lovebirds
     
  4. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Overrun With Chickens

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    they are hiding their beaks in the nest that is why they look like they have very short beaks.
    South East Asia and a similar one in Australia.
    I live in Thailand and they are really common here - even in the city.
    They are popular pets here too and they have dove singing competitions every year with big prize money for a good singing one.
    There are farms that breed them for their song - which is now very different to the song of the wild ones.
    My male is a good singer, the female was a bird I rescued after a neighbours cat caught it as a fledgling. (so she was wild). They have one egg (as its their first time) usually they will have 2.

    I hope the chicks will get the good quality song form the father!
     
  5. laughingdog

    laughingdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how big are they compared to diamond doves?
     
  6. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Overrun With Chickens

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    Not much bigger. They are half the size of the ring neck doves, but bigger than the diamonds.

    My ones are much more clam and friendly than my diamond doves. The diamond doves seem to get frightened easily and also flutter about at night sometimes for no reason. The zebra doves will even let me stroke their backs like my ringnecks, but they won't fly onto my hand like the ring necks.
     
  7. laughingdog

    laughingdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you for all the helpful info.
     
  8. LBPollos

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    Hawaii has alot of those zebra doves, they make a nice sound and seem friendly.
     
  9. Zerpy

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    Good morning

    Could you tell me if you have a zebra dove to sale or tell where could it to buy?
    I have a male and if I find a hen will amazing.

    Regards
    Roberto
     
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