Is this baby's wing messed up? PICS!!!

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by muscovy94, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. muscovy94

    muscovy94 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a baby pigeon and something looks wrong with his wing and it is making me worry. Does it look messed up? The other wing lays flat against his body but this one doesn't. But I got to looking at both the wings and the one that sticks out still has the little plastic tubing straw looking things that the feathers come out, and the normal looking wing doesn't. So maybe the tubing is weighing the wing down? Here are some pics.

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  2. Okla-doodle-doo

    Okla-doodle-doo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe he just needs to grow in to it! Sometimes the wings seem to big for the bosy but when they get bigger and more feathers it looks right. Give it some time.
     
  3. muscovy94

    muscovy94 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope so because it is really making me worried. And when he flaps his wings the other wing flaps right but the other one flaps awkwardly.
     
  4. ThiefPouter06

    ThiefPouter06 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree he looks pretty good for that "ugly" stage. Hungarian giant house? Very nice shiney black color.
     
  5. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes pigeons look as if they'll end up with angel wings, but 99% of the time all they need to do is grow a little more. Since those primaries are longer, they can be a little awkward for the babies at first.


    By the way, that tubing is the feather sheath. It protects new feathers while they are growing. If the other wings' sheaths have already fallen off, then the other wing is probably close behind it.
     
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