Zoe (who was named Prudy at the shelter but renamed Zoe by me) was a stray brought into SF ACC on 5/4 and brought home by me as a foster on 5/7. She's teeny-tiny and only weighs 270 grams (kings weigh 500 - 750+ and even ferals weigh around 400). She's got the huge eyes and sloped profile of a racing pigeon but is way smaller than any I've ever seen. Zoe also has what appears to be an old injury (judging from the length of the nails) to her left foot. It looks to have been broken and healed on its own and she gets around without apparent difficulty. She's very fearful of me and that wasn't helped by my examining her crushed foot. Zoe spent her first week here indoors (loft too full) with five other shelter and rescue birds that I picked up the same day.
From 8/18/09 Love Birds & Loved Birds! post
Guest king pigeon Dovee (who is fostered by his rescuer and MickaCoo volunteer Cheryl) succeeded in his quest to get a mate. He's staying with me for a couple weeks and he has been diligent and courted all the hens vigorously including June Bug and the widow Country but, in the end, it was the little homing pigeon with the twisted foot, Zoe, that answered his call. They've been inseparable ever since. They're defending their space from all the other pigeons, collecting feathers and hay to build their nest and having quite a honeymoon. Dovee won't let Zoe get more than a couple inches away from him and follows her around the loft like white on rice.