This is our loft which houses our pure bred White Rock Doves. (Small Homing Pigeons).
They are looked after and cherished by our family.
We spend many hours keeping them spotlessly clean, tame to hold and taking them on regular training sessions so that they are unlikely to get lost.
First and foremost they are our pets and we are very proud of them and are honoured to share them with you.
They fly freely all over Essex everyday and they come back of their own free will.
They spend a lot of their time pecking the flowers, looking for twigs in the garden for nest building and sitting on the roof of the house.
Each morning we hold back the doves we need for work that day, then the others fly off, sometimes for hours, which means they are memorising their way home by picking up the magnetic field.
We have over 85 doves so they are rotated to work equally amongst themselves.
After each release the doves return to our garden, usually arriving home before us, and let themselves into their loft, where there will be food and water waiting for them.
We lock them in overnight to keep them safe from cats and foxes.
We run a natural breeding programme and do not force pairs together.
We do not separate young birds from their parents, they are free to stay with them until they naturally leave their nests.
They love to have a bath, and we guarantee that our doves will be spotlessly clean at all times.
We welcome visitors to come and see our doves and have a cuppa with us whilst we chat about your requirements for eithe weding doves or funeral doves.
Should you wish to visit, just let us know.