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Dan Robertson - 2010-06-13
I am looking to identify what I believe to be a dove. It is not a Mourning Dove, as this pair is larger - more the size of the Rock Pigeon. It has a tan or tawny solid colored body with a small white ring on the back side of the neck. They easily get along with all the birds at my feeder in the back yard and are a male and female ( slightly smaller )

If you could send a photo, along with the specific name, I would be very appreciative.

Thanks

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  • Harriett Heumann - 2010-11-05
    Dan..
    U didn't say where u live but from the description of the bird I'd say u have a pair of ring-neck doves. Usually they have a black ring around the side of their necks, not white tho. There are several websites showing pics of the ring-neck doves.
    I live in south Missouri and they are all over the place here. I used to live in north Missouri and didn't see them up that way but they sure have adapted to southeastern Mo. I had a male ring-neck, Riggy, for over 20 yrs given to me by my daughter... he was without a doubt the most interesting/special pet I have ever had! I am searching for another male ring-neck, they make excellent house pets!

    Enjoy your birds!...Harriett
  • Amy - 2011-03-06
    Some of my pet ringneck doves have black rings but a couple have white it depends on their main coloring.
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Brenda - 2011-02-14
Can you help me, what is a white ring on right leg mean, and RED ring on left leg (corl) thank you if you can help me.

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  • Amy - 2011-03-06
    Normally the rings are tools for when they are showed off at bird shows.
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dove dazzled - 2009-08-01
I've been looking for two tangerine/pearled/pied dove for an incredibly long time and I don't want a breeding pair, because a still-school person like me can't have twenty birds in my house. So I'm lost...I want to birds, but I know they can't be male, because males fight, but I don't want females either, because they're coloring isn't as dramatic and bright as the males, and I don't want a male and a female because I don't want them to breed! Please, I need advice...

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  • janine doughty - 2010-05-05
    Not all males fight I have 6 doves, two mating pairs and a pair of male doves who have fallen in love ... they are so sweet they do everything a pair would do right up to laying eggs :) they have being together for two years now and doing just fine ......
  • Amy - 2011-03-06
    I just bought two of those if you go to www.sissysbirdcolony.com her number is on there that's where I got mine she has those often at fair prices.
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Flubi - 2009-05-11
I have a female dove that is four years old and has been laying eggs forever. Now I have a mate for her who is four weeks old. The female layed eggs two days after I bought the male. They were unfertile. I purchashed him on the 18th of April. Now it is the 11th of May and when I came home from school I found ANOTHER egg! How long does it take for a female dove to lay the next batch of eggs? I'm know Marshmellow is a hen, but now I'm confused on Hershey. Help!!

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  • Ahmagrammy - 2011-01-15
    If Hershey is a male, he is too young to mate. The male usually has to be 6 months old or older.
  • Amy - 2011-03-06
    When my female laid her eggs the first were also infertile, I took those out and within less then a month she had two more and they have now hatched 16 days after being laid and are now 1 week old hatchlings.
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Becka Carter - 2010-08-08
I have 2 sets of Doves in the last 5 yrs. Only problem is both sets are females. I was hoping for male and female for breeding. I read that a male can also occasionally lay an egg. Is this true? One of mine is always nesting and sitting on eggs. But they never hatch and I remove them before they get bad. The other lays but does not sit or nest.

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  • Anonymous - 2011-02-25
    Well sometimes female doves have eggs on their own, yes, but they need a male for the egg to actually hatch a chick.
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Alex - 2011-02-15
I am looking for a young Diamond dove does anyone know where I can get a young one I have two weeks to find one or I have to go to the store and get an adult.

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Marissa - 2008-01-24
Hey, I have a diamond dove which i believe is a female but was told it was a male. its mate killed itself but trying to get outside and hit the glass. He is lonely so if any of you all know where I can get him or her a friend i would really appreciate it. I'm in Paducah ky. and no one around here knows anything... thank you.

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  • Dotti Dillon - 2010-07-25
    I also would like to know where I can purchase a pair of Diamond Doves.
  • Alex - 2011-02-15
    You could go to petco they have diamond doves I myself am getting one in two weeks.
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carl - 2010-10-17
I had a diamond dove get outside of cage can they survive in wild I'm trying to capture it but it's hard it keeps coming back in the evening and I have other babies and I'm trying to find them a home.

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  • Alex - 2011-02-15
    Are they still babies if they are how much for it?
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Judi Stern - 2011-01-21
I have a white dove named Lily. I think she is really a guy, but the name stuck. She is the greatest pet. She follows me all over the house and wants to be with me every minute. She is friends with my St.Bernard and sits on his paw and pecks at his toenails. She has had three near death experiences, flew into some bubbly spaghetti sauce, got caught in a chandelier and caught on fire (grappled her and thrust her under the faucet) and escaped one night in a snow storm. She has survived all of them and is my little buddy. A wonderful pet and so much fun. One of the best pets you can have.

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Sharon - 2009-12-18
Hello- I enjoyed reading your stories about doves very much. I had a similar experience with a crow, found him as a baby, raised him, he slept with my dog and cat in the dog's bed, went for walks with us around the block, etc. (couldn't fly). He got very large (about a 2 1/2 foot wingspan), went in and out the dog door at will, and finally began flying, strangely, after about three years. Of course, crows are incredibly intelligent- he learned to talk (meaningfully). I loved this bird dearly, but he was a wild thing, not pet material (delighted in playing tricks on me, hiding and then jumping out and scaring me, snatching my pen, turning off my laptop, etc.). He finally chose freedom and left (he was torn, but he HAD to fly away). He came back daily for a long time (eventually with his mate, then his children), but the visits tapered off (incidentally he never came back for food, never ate anything). The last break was for five years (!), and he came back as if nothing had happened, stayed for an hour or so, at the end just sitting on my shoulder with his cheek against mine, and left again. Anyway, I just wanted to let you know I believe he, too, has spiritual significance. He always seems to come back when I need him most. I thrill at the sound of crows. I now have canaries, society finches, and one white dove (not caged, they fly free in the house). They are all individuals, with unique personalities, wonderful.

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  • Ian - 2010-04-30
    That's a beautiful story.
  • sam - 2010-08-22
    I'm gonna get doves actually two of them! And I've only had budgies before! I have a question is it okay to put the love bird in with the doves?
  • Michelle - 2010-10-28
    I just rescued two wht.doves or pigeons?i'm not yet sure but they are doing great with me caring for them.Both are opposite sex so i think the one is pregnant-how do i know and what advice could you give me as to preparing for eggs?i havn't a clue but it's exciting and I just love them!
  • Adriaano - 2011-01-20
    Indeed a beautiful story .. You should be in WildLife Rescue!
    Adriaano
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