Missing Crest on Head. What happened?

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  1. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    I went out to feed my (2) 7 month old peacocks today and I noticed that their crests on top of their heads (hope i'm using the correct term) are missing. What do you think could have happened to them? Will their crests grow back? If so, how long will it take? They are in a locked cage that is secure so there is no way that anything could have gotten in to get to them. Could they have picked each other?
     
  2. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, the crest will grow back. They are pulling each others out get some anti pick for poultry and put a little on there heads they may or may not stop doing it.
     
  3. AndysPeafowlSanctuary

    AndysPeafowlSanctuary Chillin' With My Peeps

    Its the pecking order! [​IMG]
     
  4. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    If both are missing ,maybe the molt. They will peck them off, if one still has his, he is the one pecking
     
  5. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Quote:Since both are missing, then I guess no one won top peacock huh? [​IMG]
     
  6. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Quote:They molt at 7 months old?
     
  7. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:They molt at 7 months old?

    In your location , my guess they will be getting their adult feathers(yearly). Bet alot of the southern birds are getting their full trains even.
     

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