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Lorrie - 2009-05-02
Recently I received an e-mail with the sad news of the passing away of a dear friend. Morning finally arrived after a difficult night and a pure white dove came to eat from a dish of bird feed we keep for the morning doves. She was a thing of beauty; not at all common here in Southern AZ and she gave me a feeling of peace. She still comes in the afternoon to eat and is not frightened if I come near her as I water my plants as she sits on our wall warming herself. I feel blessed.

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Mary - 2009-04-26
Two snow white doves appeared in my backyard about a month ago. They are now nesting in my Elm tree over the driveway. I can see the nest out my kitchen window. We've fed birds for about 20 years now and this is the first time for the white doves. I hope they are successful with their babies. How cool it would be to have more of these beautiful birds.

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Laura - 2009-04-21
I am seeing a single white dove in my back yard on a regular basis. But it is large like a seagull, is this possible...and to be only one, vs pair??....I am not 100% sure it is a dove, but it looks like one, and the only thing that has me scratching my head is the size of it. I have no idea what else it could be. Any suggestions??

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  • Darlene - 2010-03-17
    It sounds like it is a white homing pigeon. These are the "white doves" that they release at weddings and funerals.
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Issac - 2009-04-12
Kayla if you are sure that it is a female laying eggs, I would move her into a good sized cage with her mate. After she has laid her eggs check them a week later by looking at them in the light and you should see red veins in the eggs. If they are not fertile you will need to change the male, cause if she lays eggs then she is fertile but the male may not be. FYI they do better breeding when they all have their own nest boxes. Or if you want to make sure of the parents put them in their own cages when you want to breed. Hope this helps.

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James Adkerson - 2009-04-06
I have two pair of white Ringneck doves Rick, Lucy, Fred & Ethel. Each pair has its own 15"x32" cage. They lay eggs and lay more eggs! but they don't hatch? Ethel will sit on her nest for weeks before she lays her egg, then when the egg gets here it seems she breaks it! Lucy never lays her first egg in the nest? I'll place it in the nest. She then will set it until the time her second egg comes and then she'll kick the first egg out! She will set on egg#2 for 2 to 3 weeks then give up, it's a dud. I've broken them before and at some point they were alive! Not sure what to do they're nests are lined with knitted soft bottoms? can you give me some advice

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kayla - 2009-03-21
A lot of people have these ring neck doves and say that their's lay eggs and usually hatch. Do you know mine, she lays and lays but none ever hatch. I'm trying to figure out if it's because she's in this big cage with 7 other males and females. I want to move her by herself when I see that she's laid eggs, but I'm afraid that they will not hatch. Anyone with the same problem, I would love some advice.

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Anonymous - 2009-03-21
Ring neck doves are lovely.

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Pam - 2009-03-03
Hi every one, I just bought two white doves last week, I ordered two books to read more about them but they are faster then I am, they have laid two eggs but are not setting on them, does this mean there is no babys in those eggs or do they just not have to set on their eggs, confused?
Pam
2009-03-2

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Eleanor - 2009-03-01
I was given 2 Ringneck Doves last Fall(08) and now I have 7. I can't tell which is male and which is female. I have decided that the males are the ones doing the cooing. BTW one is sitting on another egg now so we soon will be 8.

Eleanor

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Anonymous - 2009-03-01
I have two Indian Ring White Doves that I have had since both were born fifteen years ago this year. They are both female, sisters. Chris and Val. You've got it Columbus Day Birthday and Valentines Day Birthday. They are a joy, cooing and laughing all the time. They thrive on Finch, parakeet seed and millet. They are covered every night and as soon as they hear me in the morning, they make sure I know they too are awake and wish to be uncovered and fed. To me they are the greatest symbol of LOVE and PEACE in the world, and I do believe a special gift from above.

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