Recently Dandelion was having a lovely dust bath. When she left the dust bath I saw that she had left a little heap of feathers behind.
I then noticed she was looking really scruffy around the neck with bare patches and pins showing. Her head is also patchy and I could see fine, tiny, feathers wafting from her head.
I have never seen Dandelion moult like this before. Usually seramas moult a few feathers at a time and it isn’t very noticeable.
The last thing Dandelion needs is bare patches, at this time of the year, as she feels the cold more than any of the other girls. My theory is that frizzle feathers are not as insulating as straight and silky feathers.
The only good thing is that hopefully they will grow back in before the really cold weather.
Dandelion makes use of this small shelter more than any of the other girls so at least she knows the best place to go on cold days.
I really feel for Dandelion and hope she gets her feathers back in quickly.