What is up with this guy? -Pics-

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by Celtic Hill, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. Celtic Hill

    Celtic Hill Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2010
    Scotland CT
    Soo im not sure what's up with my bird, It looks like a molt, but im pretty sure it's the off season for a molt. Or he could be being picked on by the other bird, Or is it some type of mite? It's right around the head/neck area.

    The pictures are clickable because they are so big, normally i would re size them but this way you can get a good look.


    BAMABIRDS Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2011
    It is being pecked by another male
  3. larrylofts

    larrylofts Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2010
    what i see is the feathers lok like they are still in the sheath . is this a young bird maybe a late hatch and moulting if is another bird pecking i believe ther would be open wounds still can not rule out mites or lice give it a month or so and see what happens do your bird s happen to get to bath these will help open the sheaths so the feathers can open up. one other thing comes to mind do your birds have to stick there head in a hole to eat or drink sometimes these will cause feather wear
  4. Celtic Hill

    Celtic Hill Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2010
    Scotland CT
    Quote:There is no wounds, they are in a sheath. I am not sure how old they are, but hatched this year. I separated them. I hae not given them a bath, is it just like a chicken?
  5. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2009
    Rowan County, NC
    A good bath will help it get the old feathers off and the new ones out. They take baths in water, not dirt.

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