Second breeding of Crested Pigeons complete

Subject: Second breeding of Crested Pigeons complete
From: "Paul T." <>
Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2008 19:49:10 +1100
Howdy All,

Some of you may remember me asking re nesting of the crested pigeons in my back yard a few months ago. Well the pair of chicks matured and are regularly seen wandering around our place, particularly on the roof. Recently there was apparently a second set of eggs in the same nest and today we've just been observing the two chicks sitting on a branch with their parents. I don't think they can fly as yet, although they've been doing a fair bit of wing testing, but they're about half the mass of their parents as yet and adorably cute. I was reminded of those cards you see where the birds are all done as fluffy chicks, but with adult colouration etc (for example fluffy blue wren chicks but with the blue markings of adults etc).... the little pair are decidedly fluffier and cuter than their parents, but otherwise they're virtually the same colour (perhaps a bit more brown on them). Wish I had a camera good enough to photograph them at the moment as the four of them in a row (two parents then two chicks) is so cute!! LOL

So do I watch for a third breeding this season? How often do crested pigeons breed in a season?


Paul T.

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