Peachicks shedding primary flight feathers, need studying.

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by clinton9, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. clinton9

    clinton9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 2, 2011
    Hi members,
    If you have peachicks that are approaching between 25th day and 38th days of age, I would like you to check the innermost primary flight feathers as I need to know the age in days when peachicks shed juvenile primary feathers 1st (innermost).

    I'm working on moults of peafowls, with some help from MinxFox.

    I found my male peachick had shedded the innermost primary feathers 1st on 9th February 1994, at age of 37 days old., it was hatched on 3rd January 1994.

    But I am still not sure the 37th day is average days or late days, of peachicks shedding innermost primaries 1st.

    Innermost primaries 1st are much smaller & narrower than outer primaries.

    If your peachicks moult & drop their innermost primary feathers 1st-Please tell me & give me the age & hatching dates of peachicks.



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