Thank you for visiting
the American Dove Association website. You are invited to browse
and learn how to take advantage of a membership in The ADA. Our
members are devoted to raising many varieties of doves: ringnecks,
diamonds, and many species of exotic doves. The ADA is geared
for anyone who keeps doves of any kind in any capacity, be it
as pets, exhibition, preservation, or for profit.
We enjoy a strong core membership of some 300 members which includes
some of the most experienced dove keepers in the world who are
eager to share their vast knowledge of genetics, showmanship,
the availability and the care and housing of doves. We take pride
in our ability to share our knowledge about the hobby and our
beloved doves with others through this extensive website as well
as through the DoveLine; one of the finest newsletters of its
kind. In magazine format, it consists of 16 to 20 pages per issue,
some of which are in full color, and is full of many entertaining
and informative articles. Classified ads are free to our members.
Anyone is welcome to submit writings. Members are also invited
and encouraged to attend one of our ADA sanctioned shows. There
are several of these throughout the US with the largest being
the National Young Bird Show (NYBS) held in Louisville, KY each
October. At this show you may see seventeen recognized colors
of Diamond doves and more than 40 varieties of Ringneck doves.
At these shows, exhibitors are able to earn points towards a
Master Breeder Certificate. The shows are also a great opportunity
to exchange experiences and ideas, buy and sell doves, make friends,
and learn the finer points of exhibiting.
With your paid membership this website, a Facebook page, and
the DoveLine Newsletter are for your benefit and enjoyment. Please
let us know how we can best serve and support you in this satisfying
and rewarding hobby. Welcome to our website. I hope you enjoy