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Old 06-21-2020, 07:55 AM
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Black feathers on wings

Iím looking at a young female B&G for adoption, and I noticed she had a lot of black on the top of her wings. I havenít seen or heard of this, it doesnít bother me as long as itís not a stress issue with the bird. Does anyone know why or where these came from, Iíve seen her parents neither of them have any black.

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Old 06-21-2020, 09:04 AM
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Re: Black feathers on wings

If you are referring to the outer edge of the wing feathers, that's Not stress or stress bars, more likely a hybrid of some type from a past mating.

I'm not a Mac Snob, so I do not have a full understanding of all the feathering variations of B&G's.

Get as much information as possible regarding the history and specific Species information! I do not believe that B&G's are CITES classified as endangered, but if under 3.5 years of age, check if this Mac has its CITES Hatch date documents.

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Old 06-21-2020, 09:13 AM
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Re: Black feathers on wings

This may mean the bird has a sick liver.
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