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  1. And remember a 4" board is actually 3 1/2" as cut.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Appears to be a ash red domestic cross breed . Possibly between Pouter/Cropper and an unknown variety.
  5. Looks small, but fully feathered. Japanese quail?
  6. 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.
  7. Yes, a grizzle blue check with one of the bronze genes.
  8. That's because, in addition to being rare, they usually don't last long in the wild.
  9. Color and crested variation of a domestic African Ring Neck Dove.
  10. Also, no mention of the black face, which the yellow version retains, or the pink beak. Unless I missed that.
  11. The breed is a Swallow or Wing pigeon,a domestic show bird. Color is blue barless.
  12. Ash red barred domestic. Might be a Racing Homer.
  13. 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.
  14. Juniper Titmouse? Or is that beak too narrow/long?
  15. Looks like a red winged blackbird. I can see the epaulettes.
  16. Looks to be a fawn or khaki color expression on a domestic mallard. Quite common. This link may help with a lot of the questions that pop up on here in relation to Domestics. https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/mallard-derived-duck-color-genetics-basics.74277/
  17. My wild types all looked more like this one...wikiwand.com/en/Ring-necked_dove. They do, however, come in a myriad of mutations. My Eurasians all a lighter shade and the sun appeared to mottle their coloration more so than the Africans.
  18. Personal experience, having had both in lofts of mine, the "wild" colored Africans were always a noticeably darker shade than the Eurasians. Unless, of course, the Africans were a mutated color.
  19. Eurasians. Too bulky and too light in color for Africans.
  20. One other thing, that bird is not white. Definitely not albino. See Buffy head and neck ring. I'm thinking probably a genetic dilution factor in play, which is common in ringed doves.
  21. Charlie, possible, although Eurasians are kept domestically much less frequently than their African brothers/sisters. Whites would be even less frequent. But, it is possible. Africans have been domesticated over thousands of years, and are much more docile and sociable in captivity. Commenting on size difference, there is a slight difference of about 2". Plus, Eurasians have a more robust appearance. I don't think this would be immediately apparent in the field, unless they were side by side.
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