Monday, August 1, 2016

Weird markings

Baby QUAD is growing up but his feathers are certainly unusual. When baby raptors miss meals as they're feathering out they can get "stress" lines on them. Usually this causes the feathers to break at that line as it's a very weak point. In this case he lost a lot of feathers around his neck, you can see the white collar.

His tail is the most odd because below the fuzzy stress line the coloration is normal. Above that line they are reddish. QUAD is going to go into training soon so he can be placed as an educational bird. With his very young age he should be easily placed at a facility as a raptor ambassador. He's being trained by my subpermittee, and master falconer, Chris Pfister.

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