Speckles is leader of the little girls

Speckles is very often surrounded by the little girls while Flame and Ebony are elsewhere. Sometimes she will be either be stood or sat in the run with the little girls all around her or sometimes she will be on top of one of the shelters with little girls.

Speckles is very much the head of the little girls whereas Ebony and Flame tend to perch together on the branch perch. Sometimes Speckles will join Ebony and Flame on the branch perch too. Speckles is definitely head girl despite her age making her look a bit fragile.

Speckles and her flock of little girls

A gathering on the small shelter

Meanwhile Flame and Ebony are on the branch perch

Flame has very few tail feathers left. This is the favourite perch of the bigger girls.

Jasmine is not looking happy

Jasmine looks like she did after she had her two funny turns, before we found out, she has a heart murmur. The vet said to try not to let her get stressed! Despite the heart murmur Jasmine is top serama and takes no nonsense from the other little girls. I think she is top because she came into the flock before the remaining little girls.

But Jasmine is now moulting. I have seen her fluffy, silky feathers, drifting around her. I think that is what is stressing her at the moment. I just hope that she will bounce back from this. The moult can be so hard on these girls. I think it was the moult that triggered Salmon into the wheezing.

I am disappointed that we are now on day three of the tylan and Salmon is still wheezing. I really hope she can shake this off soon.

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10 Responses to Speckles is leader of the little girls

  1. Sophie says:

    I hope Jasmine is better soon and Salmon too xx

  2. Jenny says:

    Love the photos of Speckles and her gang x

  3. marion says:

    Hope Jasmine soon recovers.

    • Carol says:

      Jasmine looked much bouncier this morning when I gave them the morning treat of sunflower seeds. I think this will probably come and go a bit.

  4. david says:

    The photo of Jasmine really captures the ‘moulting stance’ to perfection. Hope Salmon responds.

    • Carol says:

      I think with Jasmine it was just the miserable moulting stance because she seems fine again. I am on day five of tylan and disappointed that Salmon is still wheezing.

      I discussed this with Sophie by e-mail recently and she said her vet said to keep going for two or three weeks if needed. I said that when Richard delivered lunch to an exotic pet expert (he kept parrots and his wife kept chickens and has also had myco in her flock) he also said to keep going for up to three weeks if needed.

      I have a big bottle of tylan and it’s “use b date” is July so I am going to keep going for a while to give time for improvement. She looks fine in every other way so I am still hopeful.

  5. david says:

    Sounds very sensible – it is so good to have such helpful contacts.

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