What Are Pinfeathers on Birds?

What Are Pinfeathers on Birds?


The newly developed feathers on a bird that is moulting are referred to as pinfeathers.

When a pinfeather first emerges from your bird's skin, it is small.

Feathers that are still developing but have a blood supply to replace an older feather that the bird has shed.

Feathers are actually quite complex and have different parts to their overall structure.

The feather's smaller secondary branches are known as barbules.

The bird is very streamlined because its contour feathers closely follow its outline.

There are always a few pinfeathers that birds can't quite reach during preening, even if they remove the majority of them.