Okay I got a new pair of buttons today who did mention in her ad they were molting, well I am new to buttons, and am still unsure if "all birds molt"... They look healthy, act healthy, she says they are a mated pair that has produced eggs. They just look a little ratty so I was wondering if I got conned into bunk buttons or they truly are molting... Doesn't look like feather picking or anything like that. And my guess since she has had them 3-4 mos and got them at a petstore they might be 5-6 mos old.