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Thanks Dave.

Take care.

And thanks to all those members that have contributed their time, thought and advice to this particualr post.

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It's been several weeks and although my dove with the missing thin line of feathers continues to look and act healthy, the feathers have not grown back.

I will take her ot the vet soon to understand what's happened.

Any other thoughts on this are welcome.

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It may just be hereditary, Jlevey. Do you know the age of the dove at all? I actually had a dove for years that had a bald spot on its head..yeah, imagine that! *haha* Ya never know sometimes with doves. Their "family history" may of had a line of doves like that. It may just be a birth defect that has always been there, and you are just the one to notice it. If the dove has been heathly, then there really isn't too much you can do about it. Taking it to a bird vet, though, may give a better insight.
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Thanks for your thoughtful input 1906alpha1906.

My bird with this fairly condition is seven years old.

It developed this condition for the first time ever about one month ago.

I feed them the right mix of food, oyster shells and multi-vitamins, along with fresh water and enough light, on a daily basis.

Hmmm, I thought I figured out the problem , as mentioned above, when I observed my other dove nesting in her food dish with the other dove perched snugly and protectively on top (of her). Then,when the dove in the dish woudl peek out and up at me as I walked near, I observed that its head bobbed up and down in rapid succession, so much so that it appears this rubbing motion against the chest feathers of the other dove (on top) created a very thin "channel of skin".

I still believe this is the cause, but I am somewhat perplexed at the fact that the feathers have not grown back.

I tried changing the shape of the dish to dissuade the nesting dove form nesting in the dish, but of course, she adapted and continues this behaviour (though the rubbing behaviour does seem less frequent and that's why I expected the feathers to groww back).

As I write this, I realize I should try a much smaller dish, one where the dove cannot fit inside.

I'll try this and see whether or not in a week's time the one dove behaviour of rubbing against the other stops and the feathers grow back.

Should.

I'll be sure to let everyone know what happens.

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