Cinnamon was the last girl to start her moult and she is now looking really tatty. Her tail feathers are ragged and are falling out one by one. She has a few patches with very few feathers and a mass of white pins on her head.

Cinnamon has very ragged tail feathers

And lots of white pins on her head

Cinnamon eating some mash and showing the white pins on her head

She still has a red comb though and she remains very active and eats well. She continues to push her way under Speckles on the bedtime perch so is able to keep warm at night.

I look forward to seeing the girls all fully feathered and pristine again soon.

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6 Responses to Cinnamon

  1. marion.pharo says:

    A strange time to moult.

  2. It is a very odd time to moult and I would rather they didn’t do this in winter. I can only imagine that it is because they originate from a hot country (Malaysia) that has no winter as such, with almost the same temperature all year round.

  3. David Anderson says:

    Hopefully, she’s come through the moult quickly. The raggedness of the tails always intrigues me – you’d think that the tail feathers would just drop out, but they look as if they’ve been cut off half way.

    • The tail feathers intrigue me too. The ones I am picking up after they have dropped out do look exactly as if they have been snipped in half. Its weird how they wear away so much from the end half. You could be forgiven for thinking that I had taken scissors to her tail in the first photo. If you look at her wing feathers they are ragged too.

  4. David Anderson says:

    Should have said ‘she’ll come through the moult’ – sorry!

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