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« on: October 12, 2007, 23:01 »
My Gold Laced Orpington has marvelous plumage but in between the feathers it looks like long white hairs are growing.  What are these hairs don't seem to see them on the other birds :(

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« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2007, 23:05 »
they are hairs and they are on all other birds just so fine they are hard to spot ,is why i singe my roasting ones  :wink:
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« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2007, 23:08 »
oh right I never knew they had them thanks Munty
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« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2007, 23:09 »
:wink: x

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« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2007, 19:52 »
Aunty's scientific answer would be that they are hair like feathers called "rictal bristles" modified from contour feathers meaning they have no vanes.  They are found mostly around the eyes, base of the beak and around the nostrils.
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« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2007, 20:15 »
Bristles, ok well we have them in shed loads.

Sorry but in our case thats not right about where they are found, in my Cockerals case he has them all over his body and they are about 2 inches long.  He has loads of them.

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« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2007, 20:17 »
men are always more hairier  :roll: ..................... :lol:  :lol:

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« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2007, 20:29 »
as your lovely photo shows  :oops:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

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« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2007, 20:30 »
lmao .....  :lol:

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« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2007, 20:33 »
Quote from: "Aunt Sally"
 They are found mostly around the eyes, base of the beak and around the nostrils.
mostly not only slowef   :lol:

Only mammals have hairs  :D



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