Éire Budgerigar Society

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Feather Dusted

If you wanted to see a real Feather Duster....take a look

Posted by Gerard Lanigan on June 13, 2009 at 3:00 AM 1122 Views

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Reply Gerard Lanigan
9:30 AM on July 11, 2009 
Peadar Curran says...
This is one very strange but interesting bird.

Yes a weird one Peadar, and I take it you have not seen one before. The big debate is "What causes them"? and the general consensus is that it is a genetic mutation. Normally they do not live that long, usually 3 to 6 months but some have lived longed. I was reading recently of one that lived until it was 14 months. But this bird was not a true Duster as it was a Half sider, ie one side fine and the other a duster. It seems , with the Dusters that the metabolic rate is really high thus producing more and more feather, but also burning the bird out, thus the early death. If you want more information or other pictures, just let me know. Regards,
Reply Peadar Curran
8:21 AM on July 11, 2009 
This is one very strange but interesting bird.