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Figurita Pigeons ?

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Anyone ever kept them ?

I have a spare shed I could easily turn into a flight for them and a friend has some nice ones and said he'd give me some. 

Anyone got experiences with them ?

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A friend of mine had some the last time I talked to him I think he used them to bring in his racing pigeons I'm sure he'd give me a couple if you want more or need an extra hen or cock.

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Are they only small tiny things?? Better off with pouters😂 but I’m biased 😂😂 or even rollers if ye don’t fancy homers mate

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3 minutes ago, peterhunter86 said:

A friend of mine had some the last time I talked to him I think he used them to bring in his racing pigeons I'm sure he'd give me a couple if you want more or need an extra hen or cock.

Thanks Peter. Getting a few birds shouldn't be a problem. Does your friend allow them out to bring in his racers as I'm led to believe the Figuritas have bad homing instincts.

I was just wondering were they highly strung etc. as a lot of ornamental birds can be and I don't want that. 

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2 minutes ago, W. Katchum said:

Are they only small tiny things?? Better off with pouters😂 but I’m biased 😂😂 or even rollers if ye don’t fancy homers mate

I was thinking strongly about getting some Birmingham Rollers but like anything I do I get into it in to big  so time spent flying them would take away from time with the dogs and fowl. After seeing my friends Figuritas that are small, beautiful and without the exaggerations you see on some fancy pigeons I took a fancy to them.

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I don’t think they get out a lot of it’s ones I thinking of mate, an I couldn’t justify not letting em out😂 I was brought up a pigeon is a pigeon an if it’s not out flying or earning its keep then it’s not a pigeon 😂😂 just get a half decent kit of rollers or someat ye can let out on nice summer nights with a cold beer or what ever it is you drink😀

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I’m dont know a lot about rollers mate but I’d imagine ye do, you don’t have to stand an watch em everyday tho,  but daily excersize with weather permitten is obviously best option to anything that why I not a lover of keeping them a cavey or shed. I only got one pair now an it’s only for the youngest as he bird mad but we just open the door in morning an he toddles out at 2nyear old an let’s em out an then one of us puts em away before it gets dark or they put themselves away if we not home by dark haha left to own devices all day mostly but it just means on a nice night or day we can sit in garden an watch em 😀

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37 minutes ago, neil cooney said:

Thanks Peter. Getting a few birds shouldn't be a problem. Does your friend allow them out to bring in his racers as I'm led to believe the Figuritas have bad homing instincts.

I was just wondering were they highly strung etc. as a lot of ornamental birds can be and I don't want that. 

Yeah Neill from what I remember him saying that he let's them out to bring in the racer's but I didn't really get into it with him because I'd end up getting the goo for some and end up with 50 of the cnuts haha,I've kept Tumbler's on and off all my life I'd love to have some but my back garden is only the size of my kitchen and I just don't have the room but I'm hoping to move in the next year or two then I'm getting the young lad a few pair's of Tumbler's.

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Peter I keep a pair in a hutch 😂😂😂 but like I said most days an I mean all but the windiest of days mine are out, my lad loves opening them up an even if it’s nad weather they just hunker down somewhere in garden😂😂

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25 minutes ago, W. Katchum said:

Peter I keep a pair in a hutch 😂😂😂 but like I said most days an I mean all but the windiest of days mine are out, my lad loves opening them up an even if it’s nad weather they just hunker down somewhere in garden😂😂

Im in two mind's to get a small box and and put it on the fence and get a pair,I remember when I was a kid we had an old fridge out the back and I kept a pair in the freezer part for months before I got a loft built for them.

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2 minutes ago, peterhunter86 said:

Im in two mind's to get a small box and and put it on the fence and get a pair,I remember when I was a kid we had an old fridge out the back and I kept a pair in the freezer part for months before I got a loft built for them.

Get a box on fence an kids will love it mate, bit a food training an before ye know it ye will have shed lol😂

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Have a look on google images or pininterest,

Plenty of rabbit hutch conversions etc

I looked into it when I wanted some Indian fantail ,but decided against it as they would be prey for cats and peregrines here.

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1 hour ago, neil cooney said:

But would you not have to be letting Rollers out everyday ?

Not every day no. Some lads lock them up all winter and I think the comp flyers only fly there comp teams every few days.

 

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1 hour ago, W. Katchum said:

Get a box on fence an kids will love it mate, bit a food training an before ye know it ye will have shed lol😂

It's having a shed load that I'm worried about. 

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