Why is my red face male getting white feathers?
by Carol Ladouceur
(Lynn Haven Florida )
My red face male is getting white feathers on his face. Is this normal?
Hi Carol, If they look like tiny pieces of rice or drinking straws, your bird is molting and there is a white sheath that protects the feather when it is brand new. They are called pin feathers and are made of chitin. They will break off pretty quickly. I don't know what else it could be.
Best Wishes, Jeanie