I have a pigeon pair that was together since six month they never laid eggs we supposed they were female(Black) and male(blue) and they always mate they both go on top of each other, and they both coo and goes into circles, it appears that they are both males, maybe each one thaught the other was female, i once put a chicken egg for them, and they were incubating it like a real pair and it actually hatched, and i also see them building nests every while in different places they both were..... normally just the male does the nesting part So that is really confusing..... please can anyone help and i'll appreciate that!! thank you!!!But I'm SHURE that the blue one is male...
My pigeon male or female?(12 posts)
I think they are both males. I use to keep homing pigeons and its only the males that circle with head bowed and tail faned out in a half-moon shape.Their behavour seems like they are trying to establish which one is the boss. You may need to get a couple of hens or they will go and look for one or hens will come looking for them if you dont mind stray street pigeons.
hey Wolfyhibrid I think you're right and i actually knew it 90%
b/c I read some articles on google, so i just wanted to make shure,so thanks for your help and i will get a couple of females for them, But I think they were gays :P so all the time that I waited was useless i would have many babies in that period,By the way today two chicks hatched and waiting for other two. Actually I was so exited today b/c they were my first chicks ever and its the first year with pigeons ever...
I will ask another question if you mind one of the newly laid eggs I was talking about has a small hole in the shell b/c of fights, its on the side of the air-sack and the membrane is not hurt can the chick survive or what??
thanks for your help I hope we will chat again
take care \
this is facinating as I know very little of pigeons, just what I see in the garden which are woodpigeons and what I have read, im not surprised they show signs of mateing as my girl ducks will do that and have heard of drakes doing it to, the thing that I am surprised at is males sitting and incubating an egg I don't think that is usual behaviour for a malemo x
male and female pigeons share the incubation time, the male during the day and then the female takes over for evening and night. If you had a female she would have laid by now. pigeons lay all year round but from what I can remember racing pigeon owners use to take the winter eggs away cos the birds were smaller when bred in winter and no good for racing ( but that may have been a myth? )
I take it that the newly laid egg is a chicken egg that you have placed in the pigeon nest. Its a real 50/ 50 on weather to remove it, keep an eye on the egg for any leakage wich could start once the egg is heated.
PS; I have been pondering for some time about getting some homing pigeons as I use to keep them when I was a lad in my mothers back garden...Umm maybe one day.
well you learn something new everyday thats why I like this forum, thanks Wolfymo x
Hey everyone and thanks for your replies,Actually the chick hatched 2 month ago, but still no one answered my question in my second post, please read it and answer me soon... thanks everyone
kind regards ;)
Hi Majd, have been following this as found it interesting .I know nothing about pidgeons but wouldn't think a damaged egg would hatch and maybe a danger to other eggs as would possibly go rotten and explode .Sure Wolf will know the answer.MamaGoose Girl
Is this a pidgeon egg we are talking about Majd ? MamaGoose Girl
Majd,I think everyone is confused slightly but both Wolfybrid and Mama have advised a damaged egg is probably no good and won't hatch, it doesnt matter weather its a chicken or pigeon egg the answer is surly the samemo x
Yes it is a pigeon egg but the shell a bit cracked from the air-sack side , so the membrane is not damaged and the yolk and the white substance are not getting out... so i'm asking if a chick could develop in it.B/c maybe the air-sack will do its job and give the chick air even if the shell is a bit cracked above!!?? :O
Anyway thanks for your posts, and I read on google that there is a small possibility for the egg to hatch but the baby may be deformed or something..
Anw thank you all!!
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