So the baby of the flock is going to visit the vet tomorrow for a check up
She weaned very early Dec at about 8/9 weeks old. She was being hand fed at the time but I was never given a reason why.
Between age 6 weeks and 7weeks there was an obvious difference in how fast her clutch mate feathered up and how fast she feathered up but I thought it was just age related at the time
Now she's around 3 months old I am concerned on a number of levels as her feathers are still patchy (gap on the chest, massive bald head - even for a lutino and although the back and wing area has filled out since we had her it's still very patchy and thin - she has all her flight feathers though!), she suffers dry skin, her nostrils are easily irritated when scuffling through the food bowl (starts sneezing) and she still LOOKS like a baby
She currently weighs 78g and eats well although she did stop eating much for a few days when first separated from Fluffy but now she is fine (we susepcted bullying, we now think it was Dante picking on Rooh when they were playing out but Fluffy is happier not sharing a cage so we have left it at that).
Someone recently highlighted a condition called stunting which can happen if a baby is incorrectly weaned or has a genetic disorder. Hope to get some answers tomorrow. She's pretty lazy in the cage but active when she's out and she's picked up flying AMAZINGLY well!
She's very agile at turning etc after a few false starts and face plants.
She also can't crack open harder seeds like sunflowers but seems really happy since I put size 1 pellets and mixed some canary seed into her usual tiel seed. I just pull the sunflower seeds out now