by Al Mitchell
(King of Prussia Pa )
this is the first time in about 20 years that I have bred my canaries, and this year the weather and all other elements of breeding were perfect ( maybe too perfect) I had to remove the nest from one pair as she started to prepare for a 3rd clutch with is not really healthy.
My question is out of the 10 born to two pair all have grown well and feathered well except for one, and that one has grown nicely, gotten all her feathers except for a horseshoe shape barespot about 1/8 of an ince wide on the breast area, I have never seen this before and it has not happened to any of the other babies, this baby is still eating well, bathing, flying around the cage with that horseshoe shape being the only malady, what could cause that? diet wise they are all on pellets, brown rice, mixed greens and other veggies, egg/eggshell pureed, hoping someone has seen this before thanks in advance