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PostSubject: How do I tell the sex of my pigeons?   Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:46 am

As you can tell in my last topic i am kinda new with pigeons. But how do I tell a male pigeon from a female pigeon?

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PostSubject: Re: How do I tell the sex of my pigeons?   Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:16 am

Laughing ...Oh brother...you are new.


Actually...it can be difficult as both gender will mimic the behavior of the opposite gender. For example, I have a hen named Romeo. The cock birds, generally, chase the hen bird and drag their tail on the ground or floor. Still...I have observed hens birds doing the same. The only way to know for sure, is if one lays eggs.
Do you know how old your birds are?
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PostSubject: Re: How do I tell the sex of my pigeons?   Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:25 am

Well thank you LOL! ( that was sarcasem) That's too funny

Actually no I dont know how old my birds are!

I just know that I got my Indain Fantail Pigeons in april of 2010

and my other pigeons about two month ago!

None of my birds havent layed any eggs yet! I dont even know if it is matting season yet!
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PostSubject: Re: How do I tell the sex of my pigeons?   Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:40 am

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Well thank you LOL! ( that was sarcasem) That's too funny

Actually no I dont know how old my birds are!

I just know that I got my Indain Fantail Pigeons in april of 2010

and my other pigeons about two month ago!

None of my birds havent layed any eggs yet! I dont even know if it is matting season yet!

I take it they aren't banded then. We get mostly adults here at the sanctuary so we find it easier to just put them with another 2 or 3 birds and watch Laughing unless you end up with all the same sex you can usually watch & tell who is what gender.
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PostSubject: Re: How do I tell the sex of my pigeons?   Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:50 am

No none of my birds are banded!

The two indian fantail pigeons i got at a livestock action and they didnt come banded. and the other pigeons I got from my amish friend that has lots of pigeons and he dont band.

Now I did notice that my pigeon with the tumor gets pecked at sometimes. does that mean that she is a she? now the other ones act the same as everyone else! The one with the tumor acts the same too, but sometimes she get pecked!

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PostSubject: Re: How do I tell the sex of my pigeons?   Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:30 pm

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Now I did notice that my pigeon with the tumor gets pecked at sometimes. does that mean that she is a she? now the other ones act the same as everyone else! The one with the tumor acts the same too, but sometimes she get pecked!



They may be too young yet & the pigeon with the tumor may be getting pecked becuase it HAS the tumor. Sometimes animals/birds will pick on the weaker/ill bird becuase its different & not feeling well.
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PostSubject: Re: How do I tell the sex of my pigeons?   Mon Sep 27, 2010 1:04 pm

but they use to peck at her sometimes before she got the tumor! So I dont know then!
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PostSubject: Re: How do I tell the sex of my pigeons?   Mon Sep 27, 2010 1:12 pm

You can also try showing them a mirror. If they coo or go in circles they might be a male.
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PostSubject: Re: How do I tell the sex of my pigeons?   Mon Sep 27, 2010 4:32 pm

Are you joking with me or are you serious?
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PostSubject: Re: How do I tell the sex of my pigeons?   Mon Sep 27, 2010 5:00 pm

No, that's what I used on some of mine. It works pretty well if they pay any attention to the mirror. (Some of them just ignore it...)
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PostSubject: Re: How do I tell the sex of my pigeons?   Mon Sep 27, 2010 5:16 pm

Luna is right...I forgot about that. The males do like to admire themselves in the mirror.
In fact...that would be a good thing for you to put in your loft. They will love it.
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PostSubject: Re: How do I tell the sex of my pigeons?   Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:21 pm

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As you can tell in my last topic i am kinda new with pigeons.

But how do I tell a male pigeon from a female pigeon?

Dove right Thanks and God Bless Cute Dove

First and foremost, welcome to Pigeon Angels, John. Hi there/Bye
It's great to have you here. Smile

There are a few ways to 'suspect' a specific sex.
Males will usually 'coo' where the females will 'grunt on occasion. At least mine do. Laughing
Males will also dance, circle, bow their head and fan their tail when trying to get the attention of a pretty little female.
And yes, the mirror works good as well.

Our Mikko is constantly checking out the handsome fella in the mirror.

BTW: The fantail in your avatar is beautiful. Star quality

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PostSubject: Re: How do I tell the sex of my pigeons?   Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:00 am

Thank you so much! I find them beautiful my self. Matter of fact this is Remo at one of my bird show That I won! I got a troffy for him Wink

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PostSubject: Re: How do I tell the sex of my pigeons?   Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:06 pm

Yes, mirror. My big boy loves the mirror and coos to himself. The girl just ignore it. Happy
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PostSubject: Re: How do I tell the sex of my pigeons?   Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:10 pm

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Yes, mirror. My big boy loves the mirror and coos to himself. The girl just ignore it. Happy

Mine do too. They could care less about looking in the mirror.

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PostSubject: Re: How do I tell the sex of my pigeons?   Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:16 am

LOL That's too funny Let me ask you guys this? Why do male birds love looking in the mirror but girls birds dont? But yet in the Human world the Girls are the one that love to look at them selves in the mirror and the males can care less!

So I guess there is a world out there were males are the pretties LOL

Just joking everyone! Star quality
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PostSubject: Re: How do I tell the sex of my pigeons?   Wed Sep 29, 2010 5:54 pm

Girls should the prettiest....


..........because I'm a girl.....
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PostSubject: Re: How do I tell the sex of my pigeons?   Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:28 pm

lol. That's too funny well in human terms girls are the pertties!!! Great job
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PostSubject: Re: How do I tell the sex of my pigeons?   Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:24 pm

You do have a point there.
With many bird species the male birds are the most colorful. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: How do I tell the sex of my pigeons?   Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:49 pm

You know, this reminds me of a documentary I saw on TV (it may have been on the Discovery Channel) that showed the courting rituals of the Bedouins, nomad people living in the Sahara desert. The men, imitating the behaviour of birds, paint their faces, decorate themselves and then do a bird-like dance, with lots of eyelash batting, while the women watch. It's very cute, and very, very funny!
At the end of the dance, the women (starting with the highest-ranking ones) pick their favourite.
Can you imagine a scene like this at your local nightclub?... ROTFL ROTFL ROTFL
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PostSubject: Re: How do I tell the sex of my pigeons?   Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:48 pm

OMG could i?

I am letterly laughing my butt off

Good one Teresa Great job
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PostSubject: Re: How do I tell the sex of my pigeons?   Fri Oct 01, 2010 8:29 pm

Yay for the Chicken Dance! ROTFL

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PostSubject: Re: How do I tell the sex of my pigeons?   Fri Oct 01, 2010 8:50 pm

LOL
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PostSubject: Re: How do I tell the sex of my pigeons?   Fri Oct 01, 2010 10:31 pm

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OMG could i?

I am letterly laughing my butt off

Good one Teresa Great job

I'm right there with ya!!


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PostSubject: Re: How do I tell the sex of my pigeons?   Fri Oct 01, 2010 10:32 pm

Teresa wrote:
Yay for the Chicken Dance! ROTFL



Thrilled Happy Dance

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