well I got her from a small pet store in May 2013, she was in with 2 others (not like her) and I fell in love with this cinnamon male, but he was already sold. There was a white faced pearl but he was NOT interested in being handled, so I tried her out. They said she was brought in with the other two by some guy, they weren't banded but they were thought to be about 5 months old. So I took home this ratchet little bird with deformed wings, broken tail feathers, and donut ears lol
The second day we had her she looked bad, like she was sick. She ended up laying an egg! and 5 months old seems really young for that. I took her to the vet to get her wings checked out and the vet said she had never seen anything like this before, they felt horrible and bones popped out where they shouldn't. It's weird because she can flap her wings and seems to have full control over them, but can't fly. She just drops like a rock (she's broken a toe in the process of trying, she jumps off the flight cage all the time)
So we don't know if she was born with her wings that way, if it was an early injury like maybe her parents sat on her or something, or if it was another injury that didn't real correctly. She never seems to be in any pain though, which is what we were worried about initially. She also has super low calcium, though, because she lays soft eggs almost all the time. She is a chronic nester. I have tried so many different ways of providing her with calcium but nothing seems to really boost her levels to normal. Who knows what else is going on in that little body.
She has a great personality though and we love her
She is loud and stubborn and pretty much fearless. We joke and say she's probably really like 40 years old lol she is definitely a mystery!