Street pigeon unusual colour

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Johannes
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Street pigeon unusual colour

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I often have my sandwich, at lunch time, in the park surrounded by the local feral pigeons. They are fascinating to watch and look out for. Sometimes I see the odd bird I wish I could grab hold of and take home. Here’s one I saw to day. I understand the black feet tell me something about the V gene but I’m lost as to the name of this colour. The brown/red (I know the word brown has to be used carefully) is unusual. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. I thought the whole bird was very dark.
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octavian
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Re: Street pigeon unusual colour

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i think it is tiger grizzle in juvenile feathers
Johannes
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Re: Street pigeon unusual colour

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Thank you. Not sure it survived it looked pretty weak.
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AdamArcher
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Re: Street pigeon unusual colour

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It is a very young bird in it's baby feathers - It'll change a lot over the next few months.

The black feet are caused by the dirty gene (V). They'll revert to the normal red/orange as the bird grows.
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