Breeding

In this little window everyone can have a little peep inside the way I keep my loft and the method I breed my Kings with some photos for illustration.
In the early steps I begin breeding at my grandparents, unfortunately, there was too little space for breeding. I had the pigeons in one dove-cot – we know the disadvantages of this: the mating cocks were pushed away, the babies were often bitten, the dominant cock often bit the pairs and broke the eggs etc. In 2007 I had to move the birds for family reasons. I bought a new land and here I built the new loft which is not a little one, actually it is 50 m2. This is only for the Kings. I keep post pigeons for nursing. Under little loft I mean maximum 6 cocks and 9 hens during a season. With the help of nurse-pigeons I am able to grow up approximately 40-50 youngs per a year. (The true silver cock made 16 babies in 2011.)

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There is a place for 8 pairs which is 1mx3m. It is big, spacious, sunshine can touch the birds and in winter I just put a clingfilm onto the front of it. I paid attention to the fact that the birds could see each other well in order to raise their sexual instinct. This quite big area affords them enough place for move and they won’t get lazy.

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In the end of February or beginning of March, it depends on the weather, I put the birds together. Before this I give them vitamins and minerals and keep them away from parasites inside and outside.

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The birds quickly accept each other. If not I can easily close it in order to deal with just with the right partner. The hens, which are plus, are in a separate place so it doesn’t cause a problem to put the cock to a new hen in case of re-pairing. (True silver is jumping.)

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I keep 12 nurses but I need a little Maths to put the eggs.

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Generally the hens lay eggs twice at a time then a little rest follows. I put the new hen to the cock as soon as possible. A nurse can grow two King babies, but in case it is a trouble for the nurse I select it in autumn. When the babies are able to eat alone they are put to the volier in the big loft created for them.

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It is 6mx3m and it is spacious enough for the 50 youngs per a year.

I separate the birds in the end of August or beginning of September. There will be enough time for them to be in a good condition and have their new feathers for the time of the Show. I don’t want to mention the medicines, vitamins, minerals or feed because everybody uses his own tricks.

If you have any questions, please, contact me.

Finally, I would like to wish successful and fruitful years for all my breeders mates.

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