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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-06-2016, 09:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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Back in the Pink?

Since we "rescued" this little crimson-bellied guy, he 're-grew his absent red feathers in record time, but his flight feathers are another story - to compensate, he still works up a burst of power to launch himself into the air and hits you like a dart!

I just noticed something else, though -- he's either grown a mutant feather, or lost a normal dark green feather off his back, revealing a pink-and-white one underneath!

He plays rough with our Nanday, which is probably how any feather loss/breakage happened, but I never would've expected him to have *any* feathers that color in that area!

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He is a beautiful and adorable little guy.

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Interesting! Sorry, I know nothing about them, but if you find out why, let us know thanks

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Could be a damaged follicle, in the same way a plucked grey often gets a red feather here and there (and suddenly it's a red factor to people who don't know haha). If not it could be dietary. What does he/she eat?

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