Leg Scales - do they 'molt' or 'shed'...do they get 'replaced' annually or periodically like feathe

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  1. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Figured this was the best forum to post this in.

    Not talking about scaly leg mites here, but healthy 'normal' leg scales.....
    .....wonders do they 'molt' or 'shed'...do they get 'replaced' annually, or periodically, like feathers do?

    I've searched for this and not found an answer and in all my copious reading have not seen anything about it...
    .....so thought I'd start a thread to see what it gleans.
     
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  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Thanks to sunflour, quoted from another thread:

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