I am not really sure of the effectiveness of . Some says that giving the pigeon meat to a pregnant woman might boast the baby’s intelligent. Some says that it is a symbol of sincerity as pigeon is among the animal that does not change partners. They are very loyal to their partner. Hopefully, by consuming a pair of dove (white pigeon), with the permission of the God, the mother will give a birth to a servant who are sincere in giving total submission to God. Because of these, it is my family’s tradition to put pigeon meat as one of the menus during the pregnancy.
My father told us that one of our relatives, Ayah Su or better known as Pok Su Wi (Allahyaham- Al Fatihah), told him to get some pigeons for my mother during her pregnancy. Realising that it is one of the initiative to get good children, my father started to rear pigeons in great number. This enable him to get the meat whenever he wants to. As a result, somehow all of my siblings including me have some part of the pigeon in our blood.. huhuhu
The procedure continues when I become a father. Giving dove to my pregnant wife is also a must. Thanks to my father in law for getting the pigeon first before I knew it. However, that does not stop me from getting more dove for my wife. Giving more would be better, I guess. huhuhu
I went for a survey looking for a pair of dove. I found out that there were variety types of pigeon. The price can reach half a thousand ringgit. The price of a pure ordinary white pigeon (dove) around KB is about RM 3o. I was lucky to find a dealer who sells them half the price. On the day before I went to buy the pigeon, my father bought two ketitir (zebra dove). The next day, after making the cage, my brothers and I bought a number of white and dark pigeon, a pair of tekukur jawa (streptopelia), and two pairs of budgie. huhuhu.
Preparing the 5 stars cage.
The cage is ready with the nests inside. huhuhu
We slaughtered some of the pigeon for the meat and keep the others. All the family members, not only the pregnant one were able to taste the meat. Alhamdulillah. The day before my wife went to her work place, my father slaughtered all the pigoen except just a pair which has potential to breed. huhuhu
More reading on dove during pregnancy at Cikgu Hakim’s.