I did get the PM. Thanks
I'm glad to see you have an interest in dove magic!
Couple of questions. How old are you? Have you been doing magic long?
To answer your questions, I like doing the body load dove magic when doing stage performances. Producing a dive from a silk or vanishing one while just standing there with no props other than a silk is challenging. I also us an assistant to take them when I am done with them. I use props like the dove pan when doing a show by myself and I am not on a stage. When I finish with the dove, I put it in a cage off to one side so the kids can look at them.
A rubber dove is exactly that. A fake dove made out of robber. Sometimes if you need to keep a dove in a hiding place for a long time, use a rubber ne so it wont get hurt.
I think that my favorite trick with a dove is the appeqaring bird cage with a live dove in it. I don't have one. Lots of money.
I started out with 2 doves that I baught from some guy who raised pigeons. I eventually ended up with 16 of them from that one pair. My grandpa at that time wanted to raise some. that is how many we had between the 2 of us. they are not hard to take care of. I kept mine outside of course, in a pen that was big enough for me to get insode of. There were plenty of feeders for the food and lots of water. the water should be changed every day along with the waste from the birds so they keep clean. I just fed them chicken scratch. they usually did not eat the peas in it or the wheat. Sometimes I got just regular bird seed with millet and moli. They liked that.