Pied Ringneck Doves

  

Pied Dove Official ADA Description: 

  • The body of the Pied is always white splashed with another color. 

  • Pied is not a combination of a white and a dark color, but an entirely separate mutation. 

  • Pied can be produced in any color combination. 

  • The eyes are always black.

 

 

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Young Pied (dark brown) and Chinmoy  Rosy pied female Rosy pied female and white male
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Rosy Pied female  Pied (dark brown) and blond pied mate

Pied's have dark stain on bill

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Pied (dark brown) feeding baby pied Blond pied male father to dove on right Pied (dark brown) son of blond & dark
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Pied (Dark brown) Blond pied male feeding his 2 pied babies Rosy pied and blond pied

Pied's seem a little huffier that the other doves. They like to puff up and huff when you bother them while they have eggs or babies. However, they also seem to be exceptionally smart. A dark brown pied is just called a "Pied" while the others are designated by color such as Rosy Pied or Blond (Fawn) pied. A dark brown pied can have feathers so dark, they are nearly black. All of the Pied doves above have black stains on the tip of their bills.

The one exception to the pied's is an Orange pied which is categorized as a "Chinmoy" under a separate designation. See Chinmoy for more info.