Darius was found on the side of the road in early 2009 and taken to WildCare and, as a domestic bird, while he didn't qualify for rehab and release, he was fortunate to be taken in by a young volunteer named Max.
Max loved and cared for Darius (a suspected king/homer cross) for over two years until his changing family situation meant he could no longer provide the life that Darius needed. Max researched and found MickaCoo Pigeon & Dove Rescue and then screened us for suitability (something I strongly recommend anyone who is surrendering an animal to do). On 8/27/11, Max and his mom brought Darius to become a foster in my aviary.
Though a vet says she saw ovaries in Darius' x-ray, his behavior (and that of other birds to him) is that of a cock bird and so I'm pretty confident that the organs mistaken for ovaries in the x-ray were testes.
Darius is tame and wears his tye-died spandex onesie well. He and his friend Max are volunteering on occasion at MickaCoo outreach and adoption events.
Darius is a great bird, either in the aviary or as a pet and is available for adoption.
Here he thanks recyclers Moses and Ben for their help collecting Pepsi caps in support of MickaCoo's efforts to win a much-needed $10K grant.