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Post: POWDER DOWN QUESTION

Posted by Erin on 7/08/08

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    Hi, I visited a Goffin's Cockatoo that is being rehomed.
    It has alot less powder then I imagined. If you rub it
    some powder comes off on your clothes, but not nearly as
    much as with my African Grey.

    I checked the powder down feathers (on the flanks) and if
    you rib those there is alot of powder. The beak and nails
    and all feathers growing in are normal (blodd supply is
    normal color, feather is not deformed).

    Do Goffin's make less powder? Could this bird have less
    powder because it pluckes its feathers and takes out the
    powder down feathers so doesn;t produce as much? (I could
    see alot of holes on the flanks under the contour
    feathers).

    Or it is most likely PBFD? Or are there other reasons for
    less powder (like the plucking)?

    (just as security, I always wear clothes that I can throw
    out when I go to visit birds, and I go to my mom's to
    change and take a very long, very hot shower).

Posts on this thread, including this one
  • POWDER DOWN QUESTION, 7/08/08, by Erin.
  • Re: POWDER DOWN QUESTION, 7/09/08, by Randy.
  • Re: POWDER DOWN QUESTION, 7/09/08, by Erin.
  • Re: POWDER DOWN QUESTION, 7/09/08, by Erin.
  • Re: POWDER DOWN QUESTION, 7/15/08, by Connie.
  • Re: POWDER DOWN QUESTION, 7/15/08, by Connie.