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Bootsie

Bokhara Trumpeter Pigeon

Overall satisfaction

3/5

Acquired:

Gender: Male

Appearance

4/5

Friendly with owner

4/5

Friendly with family

4/5

Trainability

3/5

ActivityLevel

2/5

Song-vocal quality

4/5

Mimics sounds-words

0/5

Health

4/5

Easy to feed

0/5

Easy to clean and maintain habitat

4/5

The Rose of the Fancy

By

weeki wadhee, Florida, United States

Posted Dec 08, 2008

The word docile does not begin to describe the Bokhara. They are so docile and lazy tat they are difficult to breed. They are oddly feathered and seem to be in some stage of moult most of the time. To have any chance at successful breeding the muffs and rose need to be trimmed..doesnt hurt to trim the wing flights either. They are expensive and can be difficult to obtain...a lot of the good birds end up overseas in the Arab Nations where there are quite a few fanciers. Their voice has a distinctive drumming sound top it. My male will sit in the corner and drum for his hen...who ignores him for the most part..prefering to lay in her corner. Some people refer to them as floor dusters. When i firsy saw them i was gung-ho to get a pair and invested quite a lot of time and money on 2 pair..on the whole i have been disappointed in them...anyone wanting to get into this brred might want to give it a second thought considering expense, difficulty in breeding etc...but as in all things there are fanciers who have success with tis breed also..............just do your homework well

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