- Apr 15, 2020
That is the area around the preen gland. I checked a couple of my chicks and the button chicks seem to have white fluff around the gland, here’s a pic of one of the darkest ones, it’s blurry because these little spazzes hate me and this was the best I could do:Little update: Stitch is a week old today! They’re doing great so far, growing super fast. Their pin feathers are already sprouting feather tips, I’m excited to see how they form. Though knowing our luck Stitch will probably just resemble a pharaoh coturnix at this point haha.
I think the only potential unique thing that /could/ develop is their weird little white patch on the base of their tail, as it’s already white despite the fact that baby feather’s versions of white should come out as yellow before developing their plumage. Maybe someone else has had a similar experience with something like that:
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(And before someone says it, no it’s not poop, and it’s not yellow, it sticks out rather strongly against their yellow down)