So I went to a bird show this saturday. It was supposed
to be a canary & finch show....a safe show (I already have my bronze canaries and am perfectly content as far as finches are concerned
Last time they had a couple of cockatiels and some parrotlets, also safe since I can resist them (they are pretty expensive). But NO, there had to be a guy there with a whole bunch of diamond doves.
Now I know it's weird, especially since I live in the city, but I really like pigeons. They are cute and smart and I almost got doves as my next bird, but believe it or not it was easier for me to find linnies for sale than doves. But this guy had all these cute "mini" doves and they were only ten dollars! I couldn't resist and had to buy a pair.
They are so tiny, you can see them next to Phoenix, my canary. And so soft (not that I handle them, just the first time to get them out of their box) and relatively calm. And I love their little "angel feathers" (the soft, fluffy feathers they are currently molting) and their little blink/bob they do with their heads, and their cooing.....
So, here is Storm and Sky. Storm is the male (I'm pretty sure) and he has a white tail. He has a ring with the year 2012 on it. Sky is the female (probably) and has a white rump. She doesn't have a ring, but they guy said they were from last year's clutches (although I never really believe people trying to sell me a bird because they lie about the age).