The phrase “pigeon pair” is commonly used in the English language to describe a family that has two children; a boy and a girl.
They may be mixed-sex twins or single children, to have a pigeon pair you need to have one boy and one girl and no other children.
The origins of the phrase is derived from the fact that pigeons always lay two eggs at a time, rarely more, rarely less.
It is also believed that two pigeon eggs will produce one male and one female chick, yet there is no verifiable proof that this is the case, it is an old myth.
A pigeon pair is said by some to be the perfect family unit with one boy and one girl.
However, bear in mind that most pigeons will raise many chicks over the course of their lives, they just happen to do it two at a time!