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Peachicks shedding primary flight feathers, need studying.

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

  1. clinton9

    clinton9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.

    Cheers

    Clinton.
     

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