I bought a trio of young bobwhites, the seller told me the females were close to laying age, but I think they are younger than he says. I got 2 hens and 1 male, for some reason the females are losing feathers, a lot of feathers. The male looks fine, he lost a few feathers here and there when I first got him, but the females have bald spots on their backs, every time I pick them up (They aren't very tame) I get a handful of feathers every time I do. I thought they were molting, but they don't only when they get their feathers at first, they do it a year after. (Or something like that) I'm not sure how old they are, but the male doesn't even try breeding yet, it's either the male is younger, or they are all the same age. If you have any suggestions on what might be happening, tell me. Thank you.