I brought Doll home (along with the string-injured Luna) to foster from SF ACC on 2/20/08 and she was the youngest squeaker in the flock. She was exquisitely beautiful and, since she was so young, I spent extra time with her in an effort to increase her pet skills and adoptability but she would have none of it. Most squeakers enjoy snuggling and one-on-one attention but she was a bird's bird and preferred to stay wild.
She was the first bird to suffer an injury while in my care when she was bit on the beak by a chukar that was staying over on the way to be transported to its new home. She lost a tip of her right nostril but healed well and is still incredibly gorgeous.
Early on she dated Baby (who grew to be called Tony Baby when he showed himself to be such a player) but he was stolen by an older, more sophisticated hen called Luna. Then, somehow, little Rocky who had been passed by for so long, stole Tony Baby from Luna and was mated with him. Then, when first Tony Baby and then Rocky got sick, Doll stole Tony Baby back and she is his wife to this day. Rocky is his girlfriend on the side and Doll hates Rocky. Doll and Tony Baby do make a great couple as they are both brash and ballsy.
Doll is available for adoption with her mate Tony Baby and would do best in as a loft or aviary bird.
Doll and her mate, Tony, have been adopted via the King Care-A-Van and arrived in their new, forever home in Indiana on March 11th. Here are pictures from their new life and below them is what their Adopter says They have been renamed KariJo and Anthony.
Allen and I live on an acre and a half with a small assortment of critters, which include three little dogs (Renee, LeeAnn, Bear), three pet rats (Stella, Bea, Luna), a leopard gecko (Butter), and a greek tortoise (Kramer) who is a really cool dude. Our little menagerie now includes four pigeons Snow, Flurry, and the two BIG and BEAUTIFUL Kings 'Anthony and KariJo'. Now....I am a big animal lover and grew up around chickens and pigeons which my grandpa had (he lived right next door) and I have fond memories of every summer, my four sisters and I, running barefoot and forever stepping in chicken and/or pigeon poo...so I knew I wanted a couple chickens and a couple of pigeons as soon as we had the room. Well last fall we were given a cute little old run down playhouse, a little fixer upper. I'm thinkin "Oh boy, first some chickies then some pijies!" Ya know, FATE is a funny thing. On January 17th after a heavy snow storm and bitter cold, a little white pigeon took shelter on our front porch. Hungry and cold, I put him in a pen in our garage and gave him food and water. I jumped on the computer to research pigeon care and found PIGEON TALK. From there I came across Elizabeth and MickaCoo and the plight of the California King pigeons. I was hooked. When the rescue volunteers started up KING-CARE-A-VAN 2009 I knew I had to try and adopt at least two Kings and give them a forever home. And so it began. After sending an application, a donation, and shipping boxes, waiting two loonngg months, meeting some wonderful people and making new friends, the long wait was over. On March 11th, my two BIG and BEAUTIFUL Kings arrived....ANTHONY & KARIJO! They are amazing white birds with such silly personalities. Every day they will make you smile as they wiggle deaper into your heart. Just like people, some are huggable, some are not....doesn't matter.....they become a part of your family. And it is sooooo worth it! Now with warm weather here, we are working to finish Anthony and KariJo's playhouse and outdoor aviary where they will have more room. Chickens?.........hmmmmmmm. C'MON...OPEN YOUR HEART...YOU CAN DO IT...ADOPT A KING!
Deb n Al Long