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Baffling Footage Shows Pigeons With Multicoloured Feathers

Baffling footage shows a pair of pigeons – with multicoloured FEATHERS.

Holidaymakers were stunned when they saw the rainbow birds flapping around on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria.

One pigeon, which is predominantly white, has streaks of bright orange around the edges of its wings and patches of blue on its body.

The second – which is even more colourful than its counterpart – boasts a purple and blue right wing and an orange and blue left wing.

It’s not known whether the birds are naturally colourful or if they have been dyed.

But bird lover Tina Juvanc, 34, said she’s 100 per cent sure their feathers weren’t painted – and believes they’re the result of cross-breeding with PARROTS.

Baffling footage shows a pair of pigeons – with multicoloured FEATHERS

The artist, who was on holiday with fiance Damijan, 35, said: “We went on a walk and from the distance I saw a group of coloured birds.

“We were happy that we had finally seen some parrots but when we got closer we noticed that they were actually pigeons. We couldn’t believe it.

“At first we thought someone was playing a joke and had sprayed them. They had very bright and colourful feathers.

“But when we got closer we saw that it was the original colour of their feathers.

“They looked like overweight parrots or pigeons, but very cool pigeons – like they were in a cartoon. They were very strange.

“I’ve never seen such beautiful pigeons. Soon there will be more of them because these two were already mating with ordinary pigeons.

Tina, of Slovenia, added: “It was so unusual, unexpected and bizarre that we want everybody to see it.”

This follows a flurry of similar cases in Britain – where PINK pigeons plagued various cities nationwide.

It later emerged that the animals’ wings had been dyed by a pigeon fancier who wanted to protect his flock from predatory falcons.

Claire Boothby, of the British Trust of Ornithology, said: “This looks like someone has dyed or painted the feathers and is not a natural plumage abnormality or due to cross-breeding.”

Professional Bird Services expert Peter Robinson said he doesn’t believe it’s possible for parrots and pigeons to cross-breed.

He said: “The images show an ordinary range of plumage’s in domesticated racing pigeons. However, some have also had their feathers dyed.

“In the UK this would be a legislation offence but that may not be the situation in Spain or any local Canary Island legislation.”

The birds bear a similarity to pink-necked green pigeons, which boast various comments.

They’re found in subtropical habitats and are native to Southeast Asia.



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