[Tweeters] White dove/pigeon question

Hal Michael ucd880 at comcast.net
Sun Sep 23 06:58:11 PDT 2018


Rock Pigeon for sure. Pretty sure that one or more of the Turtle Dove complex has been bred for all white. Also, I think some of tiny species, the size of Zebra Dove, has also been bred for white.


Hal Michael
Science Outreach Director, Sustainable Fisheries Foundation
Olympia WA
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> On September 22, 2018 at 7:41 PM Christopher Clark <cjbirdmanclark at gmail.com> wrote:

>

> Hey everyone, so this morning, heading up highway 410 towards Bonney Lake, I saw 3 pure white pigeons/doves hanging out on one of the light poles. I've seen them off and on for the past few years, so they're obviously doing well, even though they were likely either released or escaped from captivity. But I'm curious, does anyone know what species is usually bred to be completely white? Or is there more than one? As for size, they appeared roughly the same size as a Rock Pigeon. Any help would be appreciated!

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> Christopher Clark

> Sumner, WA

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