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  1. Lady Gould or Gouldian finch. Several mutations pictured.
  2. Looks like a Royal Palm turkey...a domestic variety.
  3. Appears to be one of the flying breeds. Not distinctive enough to tell which. The red on the breast, I would bet, is from red grit, which has iodine In it. Pigeon fanciers feed either red grit or gray grit since the birds have no way of getting it in confinement, and it is essential for digestion, grinding up seeds in the crops of birds.
  4. Oh, and the white coloration is probably recessive white, a simple genetic mutation in pigeons.
  5. Yes, rock pigeon, common color in homing pigeons, which is what this probably is. Yes, used for releases at weddings, funerals, sporting events, etc.
  6. Ahhhhhh, Doc Hollander, an old, sometimes mentor. He was the expert in pigeon genetics.
  7. Thats a domestic rock pigeon... The breed is, Im pretty sure, a baldhead roller,,, birds that perform rolls in the air.
  8. The first bird pictured is a white crowned pigeon, which inhabit extreme southern florida. Middle just a rock pigeon.
  9. Sorry to be so late in responding to this one, but have had a lot of things going on and have not been on in awhile. That is a rock pigeon for sure, nothing out of the ordinary, except for the yellow/golden/orange color on the breast. If that is actually on that bird, then it is a mosaic, which is a genetic aberration in color that is not all that uncommon in pigeons. Think calico coloration in cats. Its simply a pied mosaic.
  10. Beautiful bird, but get some ear plugs.
  11. Massaudubon.org/learn/nature-wildlife/birds/color-abnormaladies-in-birds Since this topic comes up a lot. A good, short article. In pigeons we call it dilution.
  12. Does this resemble what you saw? A blue checker domestic pigeon. https://www.google.com/search?q=blue+check+pigeons&oq=blue+check+pigeons&aqs=chrome..69i57j0.11358j0j7&client=tablet-android-samsung-nf-rev1&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8#imgrc=hKeR3I1sMwmqHM:
  13. That can also be a recessive sex link gene, found in many domestic birds, known as dilution. It was named that, as it dilutes all colors the bird possesses.
  14. That blue, sometimes called andalusian in chickens and pigeons, is also a dead giveaway for domestic fowl.
  15. Black Necked Swan, native to South America. Escapee probably.
  16. Sorry I missed this one. That is a beautiful purebred Pheasant, or Suabian, pigeon....domestic Rock Pigeon.
  17. Pretty much. And the eye ring is always present, in various colors, from black to white.
  18. Why isn’t that just a young Muscovy? I’ve seen quite a few in domestic flocks that look very similar.
  19. One more attempt. Could this be a Eurasian Skylark? Or again, wrong bill.
  20. Slightly larger than the Saffron Finches, so I ruled young Saffron’s out, plus they were slimmer. But they did have a very slight yellowish cast to them. That a possibility?
  21. It sure is. Just a SWAG. I have no idea.
  22. Do I see a band on its leg. If so, you can trace it by number. looks like a hungry racing pigeon. They can become extremely good pets. If you have a band number, google the National Pigeon Assn, or the American Union Racing Pigeon organization.
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