Diamond doves are small birds roughly
the same size as a budgie, and they
are easily kept and bred in small individual cages or walk-in
flights. Their diet is a mixture of finch or parakeet seed and
list below describes them and information on the genetics of
these mutations. See shipping information sheet for details on
ordering! There is no minimum order.
GREY or BLUE or WILD TYPE $50/pair Original Wild-type, a blue-grey bird, dominant to most other color varieties. Grey and Blue Diamonds are two names for the same bird.
SILVER $100 The first color mutation, a pale, dull light grey "silver grey" color, recessive to the wild type. Very attractive.
CINNAMON $80 This mutation was first called Rufous diamond. It is a very distinctive mutation, varying from cinnamon-brown to rusty-red all over the upper body. The flight and tail feathers pale grey with no black pigment, which makes even the darkest cinnamons easy to distinguish. The most attractive cinnamons are light colored birds. Young birds are very pale, with rich cinnamon-red color above.As they mature, the adults assume a body color which retains vivid rust pigmentation on back and wings. It is recessive.
CINNAMON WHITETAILS $60 VERY FEW The Cinnamon Whitetail is an attractive combination, It resembles Blue Whitetails, These birds show very little cinnamon color, but they have very attractive wing coloration which identifies them as Cinnamons.