Rock pigeon

Photos, breed description - dove gray, characteristic for home breeding

Photos, breed description – dove gray, characteristic for home breeding

This kind of rock doves, which in Latin is written as “Columba livia” often occurs in Europe, Southwest Asia, including Ukraine, Russia, and North Africa. Since ancient times, represented species are widespread in pigeon families, and in the deep villages of birds used for domestic domestication of man, in fact, that’s been withdrawn by representatives of domestic pigeons (Columba livia VaR. Domestica). At the time of the first pigeons variety of discoveries, when someone changed his place of residence, then their poultry necessarily transported along with all other assets.

Over many years of breeding pigeons, found

that a lifespan of at intervals of two or six. There are situations when the pigeons get everything you need for proper development in the home, then the birds can easily live up to fifteen years of age, and the case of certain situations of individual pigeons that lived more than 25 or even 35 years. The people represented by the kind seldom referred to the official name, all parts of the blue-gray bird called CISAC or Caesar. Often heard in conversations Pigeon “walk” or “bun”, precisely because of such titles went to the saying “a gulkin nose”, which stands for the minimum amount of something.

This pigeon breed does not possess the qualities of the birds, which can carry the rock lifestyle, on the contrary, gray pigeons are not capable of perching on the branches of trees, despite the fact that their external quality fully adapted to this, and before long the descendants of bluish varieties adapted easily to the rocky way of life. Parts of all the birds you can see to walk on the ground, at the same time with every step constantly shaking his head back to the front. You can often see how blue-gray doves move too quickly, this time with in walking quite a big step. So often it seems that the members of this species do not like something to share with the rest of the birds in a large group that is a mistaken belief. Also pigeons are of high quality flight, scientists proved that often these birds can reach up to 190 km / h and similar speed is considered to be excellent in comparison with other differences pigeons.

Introduced a variety popular in multiple regions around the world. It is proved that the most widespread birds are on the territory of Central and Southern Eurasia (more specifically, from the Atlantic and ending with the Yenisei valley, mountain regions of Altai, Tian Shan, eastern regions of India and Myamy). In second place widespread species is bluish Africa, in the north of Senegal, and the territory of Darfur coast Gulf of Aden. In Europe, the location of the groups of the variety looks like this: about 55 degrees north latitude on the Yenisei River, and up to 56 degrees north latitude closer to the homes of human populations, many of the representatives of blue-gray doves live 70 degrees north latitude, where Dudinka. If we consider all the other areas where these birds are found, it is possible to identify some areas outside the continent. For example, the island Sredizemnogo morya, Display imperial, Farerskih and Canary islands, Lakshadweep and regions of Sri Lanka. Closer to our country, such a kind occurs on beregu Azovskogo morya at ppavuyu side Dona in addition to large quantities of pigeons live in Severnom Kavkaze and Povolzhe. Besides fully domesticated rock doves, there are also semi-wild or totally wild populations. For example, the half-wild representatives often found in almost all regions of the world, also try to live as close as possible to human habitat areas. After the initial launch, and breeding bird owners began to export pigeons. As stated in the historical facts, the American continent pigeons settled only after the French import birds. For the first time noticed the bluish areas on Nova Scotia, where, in the intervals 1600-1607 period, the birds were brought to the colonists. In addition to these facts, it is known that it is a semi-domestic pigeons can easily be in the colder areas where they quickly acclimate.

Let us consider some of the characteristics represented by the species. So, we know that, like other species of pigeon, glaucous representatives are monogamous, ie, their vapor is stored for the duration of their lives. No reproduction of certain laws, and no one knows the exact time of mating. Parts of the whole process takes place all over the area, at any time of the year, and especially the interval from the beginning of March to the beginning of October. The representatives of this species is not instantaneous pairing, because before this process you must go through a certain wedding ceremony that takes place quite entertaining. Almost all makes male representative at a ceremony. Dove, for some time, circling over his bride, constantly pursues her, fanning the neck, a head portion tilts heavily to the ground with wide wings bloom. Often you can see how the bridegroom takes the upright, with strong legs and pulled to dissolve the tail portion as a detailed fan. Pigeons this unusual action is called newlyweds dance that is always accompanied by unusual and gentle cooing. After like a wedding ceremony, a flock of birds ‘official’ spouses that they show courting each other: clean out each other feathers, beaks touching areas that also resembles a real kiss. Mating occurs also in an unusual way, the male begins to take off in the dorsal region of the female, while he holds the balance with flapping wings, then performed some ritual flight, when the pigeon flapping its wings loudly enough for the spinal area.

Introduced species of blue-gray doves differs fidelity, calm temperament and unusual external features, that’s why the birds are popular among many fanciers.

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