Flashcards in Pigeons Deck (24):
What are 3 uses for pigeons?
Sport, utility, fancy
How long have men been associated with pigeons?
How old are squabs when there sold to market?
How long are pigeons paired up?
Why should you insist on getting mated pairs of pigeons?
So you don't need to find a mate for the pigeon
How many nests do you need for each pair of pigeons?
What types of bedding are used for pigeons?
Short straw, corse hay, tobacco stems
What do squabs eat?
True or false pigeons tip there head back like a chicken to drink?
False pigeons swallow like humans?
Name 3 of the 5 pigeon diseases/parasites?
Canker, mites, lice, colds, pigeon pox
What are today's pigeons bred for?
• Racing and homing (Sporting), Meat Production (Utility), Exhibition (Fancy)
Describe the incubation of a Pigeon egg?
A hen lays an egg and immediately begins sitting. From 4pm to 10pm she sits, then the cock takes her place. 24 hours after the first egg is laid she lays a second and after 17 days the squabs hatch.
What Disease or Parasite plague Pigeons?
Canker (trichomoniasis), Mites (Red or Black Mites), Pigeon Lice , Colds, Pigeon Pox
What are the symptoms of Pigeon Pox?
Hard crusty light-colored sores that appear around the mouth or eyes and can grow to obstruct the vision.
What shows up as yellowish white pustule or crust in throat of the young pigeon?
What are the Breed Groups of Pigeons?
Sporting, Utility, Fancy
Name some Breeds from the Sporting Group?
Homers, Rollers, Tumblers
Name some Breeds of the Utility Group of Pigeons?
King, Carneau, Mondain, Hungarian
Name some breeds of the Fancy group of Pigeons?
Fantails, Jacobins, Modenas, Frills, Pouters,Owls, Trumpters
Which Sporting Pigeon possess an uncanny sense of direction?
Which Pigeon Utility Group has a gentle disposition?
Which Pigeon in the Fancy group is an African Variety?
Which Pigeon has a large square build and has a full well-rounded breast?
Kings from the Utility Pigeons