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Heart ForNature

Danville, KY 40422, USA




Why Does This Mourning Dove Have Tufts Of Feathers Sticking Out Of It’s Head And Back?

12 responses to “Why does this Mourning Dove have tufts of feathers sticking out of it’s head and back?”

  1. Coco Quinn says:

    It’s a mutation in the same gene, EphB2 which has led to a similar result in domesticated ringneck doves.The mutation causes the feathers on the back of the head and neck to grow up toward the head in a striking look.

  2. Coco Quinn says:

    Hope this helps!

  3. Micah Grove says:

    Wow how do you find this info?!

  4. HeartForNature says:

    Yes, it does. Thx so much!

  5. HeartForNature says:

    I’m going to name it Katriel. (Crown)

  6. Coco Quinn says:

    Beautiful name! Your welcome!

  7. Coco Quinn says:

    Micah Grove. LOTS of Research, I’m glad y’all find it helpful! If you ever have any questions feel free to ask me! I’m here to help whenever i can!

  8. Marlene says:

    Thank you. Mystery solved. Very helpful. Such cute little birds.

    Are ring necked dove bred for a speafic reason?

  9. Texas Bird Family says:

    Saw a female Mallard with a big brown bump on her. What causes that?

  10. Texas Bird Family says:

    Saw a female Mallard with a big brown bump on her back. What causes that?

  11. Texas Bird Family says:

    Are Ring-Necked doves the same as Eurasian collared Doves?

  12. Anthony Ricciardi says:

    In pigeons its called a cap

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