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With pigeons, a dog and a fish tank, we clearly didn’t have enough animals at our house… My brother-in-law kindly offered us button-quail chicks as a healthy addition.

The children are facinated as am I.  I couldn’t believe how tiny they are.  What’s amazing is they eat independently and behave exactly like mini hens…  Look at the 50 fils coin for scale!

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Not long ago, I was asked about Softmint – the first pigeon born at our house.  

I have great pleasure in sharing this photograph of Softmint feeding his young…  It’s hard to believe he was born here himself.  

The one thing I still haven’t been able to get over is how incredibly UGLY baby pigeons are.  It still baffles me how they transform in a couple of weeks.

Meet Mr Brown, Noor’s favorite pigeon.  In this photograph he looks a little evil, but he’s actually a lovely and friendly bird. My camera lens is invading his space, hence the temper.

You see, today he is a proud father of a new chick (if you look carefully, you can just see a bit of baby Brown) and tomorrow the second egg will hatch.

Personally, I only want to keep a few homing pigeons.  I don’t race but I am fascinated by their amazing navigation and flying skills.  The children however have other ideas – and of course I have to listen 🙂  On days like this, I’m glad I do.

It doesn’t matter how many times I’ve seen this on TV nor the fact that I’ve learned about it at such a young age – it is simply fascinating.  The egg hatched at 14 days.  Welcome to the new addition.  We’re thinking of names.  Suggestions please.