Breeding & Genetics • 2,633 views

I have always been fascinated by this instinct they kept from the wild, to remove the egg shells and take them far away from the nest box.

Wild birds remove the shells so that predators don’t find them and understand there might be some tasty bird chicks nearby for an easy meal.

I am not sure if the pigeon breeds selected by beauty only still kept this instinct but I assume most of them didn’t. Racing pigeons are closer to their wild cousins and this is why I’m always delighted to observe their behavior.