Moulting is in full swing at the moment. Last year’s two girls Gold and Storm are in full moult. Gold’s explosive tail feathers have returned to normal but now the feathers on her breast and necklace are looking loose.

Storm is looking shabby and she has white patches of pins on her shoulders. Her leg feathers are patchy too.

Cloud is only showing a small amount of feathers dropping pretty much like Storm last year but Mango seems to being having a proper grown up moult.

Sugar and Salmon don’t look any different although I have picked up some feathers from Salmon. Dot is losing a few feathers but not too bad as yet.

Autumn had pins on her head but they seem to have opened up now and she looks really good.

Storm looks really shabby
Storm has pins on her shoulders
Storm’s legs are really patchy
Mango also looks really shabby
Mango is properly moulting
Cloud before laying her egg
Gold and Sugar
Gold has loose breast feathers
Autumn looks amazing

It won’t be long before they all look beautiful again and hopefully go into winter fully feathered.

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6 Responses to Moulting

  1. marion.pharo says:

    As you say, they will all soon be back to their beutiful selves.

  2. DAVID says:

    Bless Mango: she is really ravaged by her moult. Autumn looks splendid and, judging by her head, isn’t too far from laying: you should have an egg supply maintained throughout the winter – I hope!

    • Carol says:

      Poor Mango does look a state and especially for a first year. When I lift her she is a mass of pins. I think it won’t be long before Autumn starts laying. it would be great to have winter eggs.

  3. Sophie says:

    Aw I feel for them! My seramas don’t seem to have started yet but there are black feathers everywhere from my barbu de grubbe although she seems to look as normal! xx

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