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  1. As Rodney Dangerfield so eloquently stated...NO RESPECT...for the majestic Rock Pigeon.
  2. Crops are generally much lower in the neck...about where it joins the body.
  3. Not necessarily an escapee. There are small populations of feral budgies In Texas.
  4. I'm in Covington. Where was this bird seen?
  5. This a pigeon, ash red grizzle and I'd put my money on a Racing pigeon. Hundreds of thousands of pigeons are raised and banded each year.
  6. Eastern New Orleans also. population increasing.
  7. Domestic Cayuga on the black duck, which is a mallard, of course.
  8. And remember a 4" board is actually 3 1/2" as cut.
  9. I would have said a pigeon, color is right for juvenile, HOWEVER, not if those boards are 4" wide. That would be one miniature pigeon. Those primary flight feathers look fully grown.
  10. There are upwards of 500 domestic pigeon "breeds" derived from the Rock pigeon. Some relatively normal, others bizarre. It is one of the most domesticated animals bred, in many various forms and colors. Shows held worldwide with thousands of entries. When one is seen in the wild possessing unusual structural variances, you can be assured, It is an escapee.
  11. Appears to be a ash red domestic cross breed . Possibly between Pouter/Cropper and an unknown variety.
  12. Looks small, but fully feathered. Japanese quail?
  13. Yes, and from the red feathers in the wings, I would say an ash red of some pattern with pied. However, an ash red cannot have a blue/black tail, so genetically it has to be a blue, with bronzing in the wings. Only other possibility is a mosaic, which are very rare in feral.
  14. Yes, a grizzle blue check with one of the bronze genes.
  15. That's because, in addition to being rare, they usually don't last long in the wild.
  16. Color and crested variation of a domestic African Ring Neck Dove.
  17. Also, no mention of the black face, which the yellow version retains, or the pink beak. Unless I missed that.
  18. The breed is a Swallow or Wing pigeon,a domestic show bird. Color is blue barless.
  19. In domestic pigeons and doves, the sex linked gene for dilution often also dilutes the beak and nail colors. This bird looks like a dilute. In addition, the bird has white feathering on the head. This, also is associated with a lightened beak. These are two possibilities with this bird. I'd guess African, as they are prone to a greater range of mutations than the Eurasian.
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