10 mos old male missing crown feathers

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by sacarvounis, May 12, 2011.

  1. sacarvounis

    sacarvounis Out Of The Brooder

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    I got my first peafowl last Fall; two male IB's. They are very bonded and seem to get along just fine but they emerged from their shed one morning a couple of weeks ago and one of them was missing all of his crown feathers (the ones on top of his head if I am using the wrong terminology!). I have to assume that the other male pulled them out but why? Will they re-grow? He looks kind of strange without them. Otherwise, I don't see any evidence of any other feathers being pulled out and I haven't witnessed one or the other actually doing it. I am stumped!
     
  2. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The other bird pulled them out and they will grow back
     
  3. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep. Happened to mine too.
     
  4. greenbird

    greenbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Me too, it happened to my male and his hen
     
  5. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is normal and do not worry they will grow back
     
  6. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And I believe those top feathers are called a crest.
     

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