Huwebes, Oktubre 25, 2012


 First, the pigeon breeding cycle will start with the breeding pair mating.
* 5 days later the cock will begin driving the hen hard
* 5 days after the driving, then hen will lay her first egg
* 44 hours later she will lay her second egg
* 18 days later (4 weeks from the start of mating) the eggs will hatch

Second round of eggs in the pigeon breeding cycle

The first egg of the second round will be laid about 2 weeks after the first egg of the first round.

In other words, the second round will start about 40 days after they were mated.

Note: these are meant as guides. Not all pigeons have exactly the same pigeon breeding cycle, so it’s best just to keep an eye on your birds and work out how long they take through observation.

Fanciers breeding early birds will normally pair up their birds in January or December and then separate the birds. This allows them time in their pigeon breeding cycle to repair for the races. This can be speeded up by using pot eggs and waiting till they are deserted.

(Pigeons will naturally desert eggs that fail to hatch – it’s all part of the natural pigeon breeding cycle)

Miyerkules, Oktubre 24, 2012

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                                     by:louise robert segura and roberto segura
]The Rock Dove[3] (Columba livia) or Rock Pigeon, is a member of the bird family Columbidae (doves and pigeons).[4] In common usage, this bird is often simply referred to as the "pigeon".
The species includes the domestic pigeon (including the fancy pigeon), and escaped domestic pigeons have given rise to feral populations around the world.[5]
Wild Rock Doves are pale grey with two black bars on each wing, although domestic and feral pigeons are very variable in colour and pattern. There are few visible differences between males and females.[6] The species is generally monogamous, with two squeakers (young) per brood. Both parents care for the young for a time.[7]
Habitats include various open and semi-open environments. Cliffs and rock ledges are used for roosting and breeding in the wild. Originally found wild in Europe, North Africa, and western Asia, feral Pigeon have become established in cities around the world. The species is abundant, with an estimated population of 17 to 28 million feral and wild birds in Europe.[1]