Marmite has lost her tail

Marmite looks worse during her moult than any of the other girls. I wonder if it’s because she is last to moult so it’s happened much more quickly.

Yesterday Marmite had one remaining tail feather
Today Marmite has no tail

As I walked through the gate I saw Marmite’s tail feather on the patio. She looks such a funny little thing with no tail and pins on her head.

Get feathered soon Marmite!

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6 Responses to Marmite has lost her tail

  1. david says:

    I think it’s always better when they’ve lost the last tail feather – and I love seeing the new ones come through, especially on the tail. Hope she comes through rapidly.

    • Carol says:

      I always think there is a certain cuteness about girls with no tails. The thing I always notice is that tail feathers grow back quickly whereas head pins seem to take ages.

  2. Sophie says:

    Aw poor Marmite xx

  3. marion says:

    Still a sweet little girl.

    • Carol says:

      She is still sweet. I thought she was the last to moult but Ebony is moulting now. Ebony had a half moult a few months ago but now she is dropping heaps of black feathers too and looking a bit tatty. I suppose it is probably better to do it in two halves though than to lose all their feathers in one go.

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