Domestic pigeon


Domestic pigeon (Columbia liva f. dom.)

Fantail pigeon

The crop of the birds is a sacking of the gullet on the neck. The mucous membrane of the crop contains glands. Both parents of the pigeons produce a secretion which is the crop milk, a few days before the young hatch. The secretion is vital for the development of the chicks. A pigeon's milk has a similar function as the milk of mammals.

Category: Birds

Stem type: centuries old Asian breed

Breeding duration: 17 days

feed: seeds