Pied Ringneck Doves (Streptopelia Risoria) make good pets and the most popular type of dove to own as a pet. The body or skin of a pied dove birds is always white and splashed with another hue variation which could be a shade of orange, beige or other color. The bill is light to light with dark tipped to black, eye color is dark and the neck ring can be full, broken or nonexistent.
Life Span: 15 years
Size: about 10.5 inches as an adult
Breeding: 12 years and use open cup nests
Diet: Dove Seed, Australian Blend Goldenfeast.
* Note: Ringneck Doves should not be confused with Homing Pigeons as they are different birds. The Ringneck Dove should not be released at ceremonial events such as weddings or funerals as they are a species that is man-made in captivity, and will not survive in the wild. It is the Homing Pigeon that is often released at ceremonial events such as weddings and can be rented for events through various service providers.
If there is no gender option listed for a bird on our website, that particular species is ‘monomorphic’, which means we’re unable to determine gender without purchasing DNA testing. DNA testing is an additional $149 per bird to guarantee preferred gender. DNA testing may add an additional 3-6 plus weeks to estimated delivery time to allow for gender results. See our FAQs for more info.