Pigeon Dutysh: Appearance, Care and Maintenance
- 07 Aug 18:45
Almost all breeders of pigeons are dreaming of having a breed in their live collection, like the "Dutysh" dove. These pigeons have a fairly memorable and vivid appearance. By nature, these birds are not aggressive, calm and careful, making them vulnerable easily.
Pigeon breed"Dutysh" wants to have in its collection every self-respecting bird breeder.
Some experts do not recommend dipping dumplings with other species of pigeons, and cases of trauma to these doves are quite common. After all, the main feature of this breed is the ability to expand its crop to such sizes that sometimes it does not even see the beak. This breed was brought out in Belgium and Holland. To date, the most common and popular types of dutches are:
In general, all these bird species are very similar, but at the same time have their own standards and specific differences. Common to all these birds is the complexity of their breeding and care. Pigeon dutches are very picky in keeping, from their breeder they require a lot of attention and care. In order to withstand the purity of the species, it is necessary to carry out a careful and rigorous selection of chicks, which is not so easy, because these pigeons are unproductive and have weak genetics. For example, for a line with a certain color of feathers on the head may take a lot of time, most often it does not take 1 year.
Standards are of every kind and require a rigid frame, rubbing in the breed meets quite often. Unacceptable in this breed are very short or near-planted legs in the bird, as well as a short body or inseparable from the torso of the goiter. For selective breeding of this breed it is necessary to carefully and strictly select the young for maintenance of pure breed.
Main Criteria and Standards
By their appearance, these birds create the impression of the little princes who flick their lips and majestically step on their hairy legs. Dutches have a fairly large body with a nearly vertical arrangement. With a large body they have a small round head with a slightly convex forehead. The feathery has a different color from pure white or black to blue, colored and silver. The neck of this breed is long, smoothly into a goat, spherical shape and it is slightly narrowed on the lump.
You can learn the pigeon of this breed by a characteristic fluffy lump.
Responding to its size, pigeon dudes have large wings, which are located along the entire body and, without overlapping, lie on the tail of the bird. The legs in them are covered with light feathers, forming so-called pants. With all its important and strong form, the given species is weak and mild. Flying dutysh reluctantly and rarely.
The size of each breed may vary greatly, for example, in English doth legs can reach a height of up to 15 cm, and the total height may exceed 45-50 cm. In addition to large representatives of this species, many pigeons prefer dwarfism.
Care and Maintenance
The breed is considered very capricious and requires a lot of attention and care work. Strong outside birds have a weak immune system. They are prone to many diseases. The dove should be dry and without drafts, if the pigeons are kept in a cage, then it is also necessary to ensure that there is no drafts for them. Inadmissibility of the appearance of dampness in the dwarf, the temperature during the cold season should not be lower than 5-6 ° C, and in the heat of the time no more than 20 ° C.
There should be water in constant access to the poultry. It is best to place a glass of pottery or glass. Eats pigeons mainly with dry food, it's cereals and seeds of plants, so their body needs to consume a large amount of liquid.
Pigeons should be kept in clean cages or cages where there are no drafts completely.
Water should be changed in the drink every day and you can not give it too cold. It is the dishes from which drinking and feeding pigeons dutyshiy should pay a lot of attention, namely it should be regularly washed with special disinfectants, such as chloramine. Regular cleaning is available to the feeder, drinker and bath. The general disinfection in a dwarf is carried out twice a year in accordance with the requirements of the veterinary service.
Each breed requires care not only a lot of time and attention, but most importantly, love for the feather. Pigeons are distinguished by their commitment and dedication to loving masters.