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reminis16
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I went to my local Pet shop and she told me to find the sex feel in there tail and there is a Bone. If it's close together it's a Male and if open it's a Female (to let eggs pass) Is this True? She said they are built like parakeets and that's how parakeets are.
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Absolutely untrue. That's why I always say "don't use pet shops to buy or get advice" about doves. They just don't know what they are talking about.

The bone she is referring to is the breast bone. There are no bones in the tail. You run your finger down the breast from the neck to the feet. You'll feel the bone. Part way down, you may feel the bone split like a wishbone. That is where the female carries the egg. Now, this is not a fool proof method of determining the sex. There are only two guaranteed ways of doing that. One is if it lays an egg, it's a female. The other is to have a vet do some tests but this is very expensive.
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So males cannot lay eggs period... even unfertile eggs...?

It that right Dave?

Please confirm.

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Absolutely. A male cannot lay an egg. Just like humans, they don't have the right equipment.
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"They" say that may one day change....!
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That will be a very strange day!!!!!!!!
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And when that day arrives, who among us will volunteer to test it out? Smile
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Eggs-actly!
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To get "the other half" to take on such responsibility would undoubtably take a mighty "hard-shell"!


But anything's possible.
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On 2006-05-26 10:24, reminis16 wrote:
I went to my local Pet shop and she told me to find the sex feel in there tail and there is a Bone. If it's close together it's a Male if open it's a Female (to let eggs pass) Is this True? She said they are built like parakeets and that's how parakeets are.


Stay away from that pet shop about birds. They apparently know nothing about parakeets either. We commercially raised parakeets for years. If you can tell blue from other colors, parakeet beaks are color coded for you. The "pelvis test" is a joke! (So is the help at this pet shop.)

Did you want a black zebra with white stripes or a white zebra with black stripes?

Enjoy your dove magic.

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