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Pigeon pair

Posted by Smokey Stover on August 20, 2007

In Reply to: Pigeon pair posted by Greenspark on August 20, 2007

: Anyone know the origin of the phrase "pigeon pair"?

: People said this to me when I had my second child, a girl, with my first child being a boy. It was said I now have a "pigeon pair"

It was once thought that pigeons typically laid two eggs, and that they hatched into a male and a female chick. You didn't have twins, but you still have a pigeon pair by having a boy-girl set. Lucky you!