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Can doves and pigeons cross-breed?

Discussion in 'Reptiles, Amphibians and Other Exotic Pets' started by darthbravo, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. darthbravo

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    I have 4 doves (2 white, 2 ringneck) and 1 large adopted pigeon together. I know the Pigeon is male and he courts two doves. He is now sitting on two eggs in one box and sometimes feeds a week old chick in the box next to him. They are all together in the aviary part of my chicken coop.

    Anyone know if they can cross-breed or do i just have a Fatherly Pigeon?
     
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    Here fishy fishy fishy...
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    Possibly. The common everyday birds we call "Pigeons" are just the domesticated form of the wild "Rock Dove".
     
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    Yeah i figured that, just wondered if anyone had experience with this happening. But ill take Possibly for an answer
     
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    I'm pretty sure they can.
    Both birds are vary similar.
    So, why not?
     
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    Thats how they get white homers...

    Chad
     
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    It´s just a mater of waiting and see what happens:popcorn:
     

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