"Rescued" abused Parrot has odd "naked" feathers on head??
My father has just brought home two parrots, a Jenday Conure and what we believe to be a Senegal, from a rather abusive home. When we finally got them in the light (it was night when we got them home) we noticed the Senegal seemed to have "naked" feathers on and around his head and upper torso. I have never seen anything like this before, as we are new to birds, but it's enough to make me worried.
The best I can describe these feathers is that they look like just the shafts, nothing more, and seem to be clipped.
I don't have pictures at the moment, but I'd really appreciate any help or advice as to what might cause this and how to fix it.