Friday, January 30, 2009

The Elusive Baby Pigeon

Have you ever seen a baby pigeon? I have some theories regarding this:

One theory is that they just don't exist, that pigeons are born full-grown.

Another theory is that they are like Gremlins, that if any common bird (such as a robin) were to eat after mid-night -- poof it turns into a pigeon. And the same would go for multipling -- if a pigeon gets stuck in a rain storm, there will be ten identical pigeons standing beside it when it clears.

So, maybe these are a little extreme. Today I thought I would do a little research, so I headed to Google, and guess what?, they really do exist (ok, so I knew they really did exist, but I still like my theories better).

Ahhh, how cute, it is a baby pigeon

So, you may by now be asking "where is this all going?"... let me introduce my new set of stationery now available in the shop!

I like pigeons (even though some people refer to them as "the rats of the sky"). They are silly birds, and these guys I have drawn, I hope pay perfect tribute to my feather friends.

So as a perfect ending to this post, I will leave you with a few unknown (or maybe not widely known) facts about pigeons.

Did you know:

Pigeons are orginally from Asia, and that they were cliff-dwellers (thus the reason they usually choose tall buildings, inside the guts of bridges or on top of your air conditioner to build their nests).

Pigeons only lay two eggs at a time, and spoil there babies until they are about the same size as adults.

There are as many as 28 pigeon color types.

Adult pigeons have orange or reddish eyes, while juveniles that are less than six to eight months old have medium brown or grayish brown eye.


The Jongejans said...

Well, I have to say, your baby pigeons are MUCH Cuter than the real thing - no wonder they don't go out in public much. I love the new stuff though!

Chris and Hilary said...

I LOVE the stationary! I think it's one of my favorites so far!

Crayonmonster said...

wow, your so right. I have never seen a baby pigeon. Cool idea and CUTE pigeons! I think it's the next big thing!