loading
A happy-ending story for Spring! Last year our neighbours' grandson found a baby pigeon in the town. It had fallen out of its nest presumably and was hiding in some fruit crates, which were about to go on the dust cart. He brought the baby back home and gave it to us. It has turned into a very sleek and self-confident bird and a couple of months ago he paired off with one of our fantails. For the past weeks they have been in hiding under the nest boxes in the hen house. So yesterday whilst the they were out feeding we finally had a look to see what you get when a fantail and a town pigeon become a Mummy and Daddy....
Notre pigeon de vllle sauvé - Lucca est en couple avec l'un de nos pigeons paons et aujourd'hui nous avons enfin la chance de voir ce qu'il ya dans le nid qu'ils ont fait sous les nichoirs dans le poulailler.
Nuestro clty paloma salvó - Lucca está en una relación con una de nuestras palomas colipavas hoy finalmente podemos ver lo que hay en el nido que han hecho en las cajas en el gallinero.
That's a great (love) story. <br>Unfortunately this instructible is prone to spawn a good number of Frankenstein-style experimenters who think breeding and crossing species how they see fit is man's bible-proven right and duty.
That's an unusual statement, antioch, and probably tongue-in-cheek, but for anyone who thinks you're being serious, this is not crossing species of course, just two breeds of the common domesticated Rock Pigeon (Columba livia domestica). <br> <br>I have no idea where you got &quot;man's bible-proven right and duty&quot; to cross-breed species from however - are you referring to Jacob's attempt at selective breeding of goats and sheep (Genesis 30:25-31:16)? That was goat to goat and sheep to sheep not interspecies. Just curious, without wishing to start a flame war...
You're right it is actually quite a poignant love story because it took quite a time for the other pigeons to accept Lucca. Most people I spoke to, who have rescued town pigeons say they fly off as soon as they can. Fantails are very different in that they always stay close to their dovecote and Lucca seems to have learned this from them. As my pigeons are all free-range there is no constraint on anyone to stay but Lucca has decided differently. I was amazed to see he'd made a nest and that he sat the eggs and I have just watched him very carefully feed both the babies so they each got enough food. This is something not all my fantails are good at, they often just feed the one most who makes the most noise! I think it is probably quite normal for different types of pigeons to form pairs, particularly where they are free to choose, as in this garden. All the best Sue

About This Instructable

1,025views

5favorites

Bio: I am passionate about organic farming and food. We have a small homestead or rather a forest garden with rare breed poultry, fantail pigeons and ... More »
More by Pavlovafowl:Kokoshnik Tutorial - Traditional Russian Headpiece Great for a Winter Wedding or Party Gothic Witch's Hat with Double Veil from Remnants & Found Objects Simple Home-Made Antiseptic & Painkilling Wound Treatment 
Add instructable to: