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I have heard of these dreaded Shark Fin feathers in the flights, that are a major fault and can also breed quickly into your birds... But i don't really know what they are and what they look like. :)

 

Can anyone please explain what shark fins are, or even better, post a photo of some birds with shark fins.

 

 

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I am no expert but i think it would look something like this

 

sharkfinbudgie.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

:):lol::lightbulb::lol::laughter::lol::lol:Gee I crack myself up!!! :mallet::lol::yuck::lol::rofl::lol::yes:

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I was intrigued and tried googling it... and found nothing at all! Mysterious! Now I really wanna know!!

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I am no expert but i think it would look something like this

 

sharkfinbudgie.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

:) :lightbulb: :laughter: :mallet: :yuck: :rofl: :lol:Gee I crack myself up!!! :yes: ^_^:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

 

:lol: I have one of those.

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I think its something along the lines of the secondary flight feathers turning upwards....

 

A judge mentioned a bird with shark fins a few weeks back at a show, but i forgot to go have a look at it after judging. :)

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I havent heard of it at all........is it another term for crossed wings ?

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Actually I have heard that term before... Hmm i say a budgie with it once. It look quite odd. Like the flight feathers had been bent up a little so there was a flick

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Yes, thats what it is. I was talking to Peter G the other night and he explained that it is long flightedness. The secondary flights are long enough that they bend upwards when the bird is resting. it looks rather funny and i am still yet to get a photo of one.

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Liv I would have but got rid of a couple I have a year or two back.

 

You are right it's the secondaries turning up at the ends.

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Longflights004.jpg

 

The Grey has a normal wing with about 8 primary flights, the secondary flights are the feathers that start in the wing near the rump , its got a right angle corner formed in the wing , this is considered normal.

The Green however has long primary flights and long secondary flights , no right angle formed at all the feathers just flow through in one line , Its these secondary flights that start to curve as they get longer and the strength of the feather barb gets weaker, This creates the Shark fin feather , or sails as some call them.

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Thank you for the description and photos Matt, that is very helpful and i can clearly see the difference ... :sadsorry:

 

I see you joined yesterday, Welcome to BBC :rip:

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I am no expert but i think it would look something like this

 

sharkfinbudgie.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol: :lol:Gee I crack myself up!!! :lol::lol::lol::lol:

 

I have never heard of the term "shark fin" either but I just had to comment on Dave's post!! That's hilarious!!! :huh::( :hap: :sadsorry: :rip:

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I am no expert but i think it would look something like this

 

sharkfinbudgie.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

;) :rofl: :P:D:D:lol: :lol:Gee I crack myself up!!! :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

 

 

do the fins come in different colours like the budgies :D

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I am no expert but i think it would look something like this

 

sharkfinbudgie.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

;) :rofl: :P:D:D:lol: :lol:Gee I crack myself up!!! :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

 

 

do the fins come in different colours like the budgies :D

 

I will have to investigate more

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