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Posted 27 April 2020 - 19:42 PM

Hi Have a 6 year old stock cock
His feathers at the base of his neck
where you jag them is going curly
All other feathers fine only back of neck
He was in beside 11 others all winter and they have
no problems Treated with one spot last October
Any ideas
Cheers
Homer 49

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Posted 27 April 2020 - 20:29 PM

As a constructive comment, with no proof of fact behind it, but perhaps when vaccinating a feather follicle has been damaged causing it to twist / curl. I don't think it is to do with the one spot treatment because if it was, it would have happened when the feathers were pulled back to reveal the skin. I'm sure you've tried the simple fix of turning them back round. This would bring you back to the vaccinations and follicle damage. I know follicles are for hair, but don't know the correct term for feather growth spots.
Only other alternative is some form of external parasite, but they have been treated for that.
No facts, just guesswork which I'm sure you have already thought through.
Hope someone is able to help in a more decisive manner. :)
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Posted 27 April 2020 - 21:24 PM

Possible damage from abrasion??
'Loose feather' total loss of condition, usually form illness of some type or another

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Posted 27 April 2020 - 23:54 PM

The only thing I know is if you over medicate with emptril you get curly feathers on the body

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Posted 28 April 2020 - 06:24 AM

View PostHOMER49, on 27 April 2020 - 20:42 PM, said:

Hi Have a 6 year old stock cock
His feathers at the base of his neck
where you jag them is going curly
All other feathers fine only back of neck
He was in beside 11 others all winter and they have
no problems Treated with one spot last October
Any ideas
Cheers
Homer 49

it mite be a himshee

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Posted 28 April 2020 - 07:09 AM

View PostHOMER49, on 27 April 2020 - 20:42 PM, said:

Hi Have a 6 year old stock cock
His feathers at the base of his neck
where you jag them is going curly
All other feathers fine only back of neck
He was in beside 11 others all winter and they have
no problems Treated with one spot last October
Any ideas
Cheers
Homer 49

I have a 2 year old hen the same also very slightly on the wing butt. She was not raced as a yb and went missing for a week as a yearling. All the birds were vaccinated and treated with moxidectin and are fine, being a sister to fed winners I bred from her and the youngsters are sound. Never come across this before would be nice to know what causes it.

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Posted 28 April 2020 - 08:25 AM

Alex I’ve seen this a couple of years ago on two of mine and they were both related I tried steaming it out and that worked but only for a wee while it only appeared just before and after they were paired up but in the winter they were ok I never got to the bottom of it the two pigeons in question eventually went down the tubes . Could be wee quirk in the genes me thinks.

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Posted 28 April 2020 - 08:35 AM

View Postlanarkshire lad, on 28 April 2020 - 09:25 AM, said:

Alex I’ve seen this a couple of years ago on two of mine and they were both related I tried steaming it out and that worked but only for a wee while it only appeared just before and after they were paired up but in the winter they were ok I never got to the bottom of it the two pigeons in question eventually went down the tubes . Could be wee quirk in the genes me thinks.

You could be right being a small loft my birds are closely bred.

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Posted 28 April 2020 - 11:18 AM

View PostHOMER49, on 27 April 2020 - 20:42 PM, said:

Hi Have a 6 year old stock cock
His feathers at the base of his neck
where you jag them is going curly
All other feathers fine only back of neck
He was in beside 11 others all winter and they have
no problems Treated with one spot last October
Any ideas
Cheers
Homer 49



any domination during the molt especially by another cock ? do,s he have access to an avairy and a bath ?
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