Development and Growth Weights

of  the

Magnificant Bird of Paradise

Feather Development
  capital capital capital spinal spinal spinal
Hatch Date emerge begin to unsheath open emerge begin to unsheath open
19-Mar-94 9 days 16 days 26 days 7 days 13 days 19 days
25-Apr-94 10 days 15 days   8 days 14 days  
25-Apr-94 9 days 14 days   8 days 12 days  
4-Jun-94 11 days     9 days 13 days  
4-Jun-94 11 days     9 days 15 days  
15-Mar-95 10 days 15 days   8 days 14 days 22 days
15-Mar-95 10 days 17 days   9 days 15 days 22 days
4-May-95 8 days 13 days   6 days 12 days  
4-May-95 8 days 14 days   6 days 12 days  
Total 86 104 26 70 120 63
Average 9.56 14.86 26.00 7.78 13.33 21.00
             
  alar alar alar caudal caudal caudal
Hatch Date emerge begin to unsheath open emerge begin to unsheath open
19-Mar-94 2 days 12 days 15 days 8 days 14 days  
25-Apr-94 2 days 11 days   10 days 16 days  
25-Apr-94 2 days 9 days   8 days 14 days  
4-Jun-94 2 days 10 days   12 days    
4-Jun-94 2 days 13 days   12 days    
15-Mar-95 1 day 7 days 21 days 10 days 16 days  
15-Mar-95 1 day 7 days 21 days 10 days 16 days  
4-May-95 2 days 11 days   8 days 13 days  
4-May-95 2 days 11 days   8 days 14 days  
Total 16 91 57 86 103 0
Average 1.78 10.11 19.00 9.56 14.71 0.00
             
  ventral ventral ventral humeral humeral humeral
Hatch Date emerge begin to unsheath open emerge begin to unsheath open
19-Mar-94 6 days 12 days 15 days 5 days 12 days 15 days
25-Apr-94 7 days 13 days   6 days 14 days  
25-Apr-94 8 days 13 days   6 days 12 days  
4-Jun-94 9 days 15 days   7 days 15 days  
4-Jun-94 9 days 15 days   7 days 15 days  
15-Mar-95 8 days 11 days   8 days 13 days 22 days
15-Mar-95 9 days 14 days   9 days 13 days 22 days
4-May-95 6 days 12 days   8 days 12 days  
4-May-95 7 days 12 days   6 days 12 days  
Total 69 117 15 62 118 59
Average 7.67 13.00 15.00 6.89 13.11 19.67
             
  femoral femoral femoral crural crural crural
Hatch Date emerge begin to unsheath open emerge begin to unsheath open
19-Mar-94 7 days 13 days 16 days 9 days 12 days 16 days
25-Apr-94 9 days 14 days   9 days 15 days  
25-Apr-94 8 days 13 days   8 days 13 days  
4-Jun-94       10 days    
4-Jun-94 7 days     9 days 15 days  
15-Mar-95 8 days 13 days 22 days 9 days 13 days 22 days
15-Mar-95 9 days 14 days 23 days 9 days 15 days 22 days
4-May-95 6 days 12 days   8 days 12 days  
4-May-95 6 days 12 days   8 days 12 days  
Total 60 91 61 79 107 60
Average 7.50 13.00 20.33 8.78 13.38 20.00
             
             
Magnificent Bird of Paradise
Hatchling Development
Hatch Date eyes start to open eyes open wing stretching wing flapping preening bill wiping
19-Mar-94 6 days 7 days 10 days 13 days 10 days 12 days
25-Apr-94 3 days 6 days 12 days 14 days 9 days 13 days
25-Apr-94 3 days 6 days 12 days 14 days 7 days 13 days
4-Jun-94 0 days 3 days 16 days 16 days 16 days 12 days
4-Jun-94 1 day 3 days 15 days 16 days 13 days 13 days
15-Mar-95 3 days 8 days 11 days 14 days 11 days 10 days
15-Mar-95 8 days 8 days 13 days 14 days 12 days 13 days
4-May-95 1 day 5 days 9 days 11 days    
4-May-95 2 days 6 days 12 days 12 days 8 days 12 days
Total 27 52 110 124 86 98
Average 3.00 5.78 12.22 13.78 10.75 12.25
             
             
Hatch Date vocalize stand walk/hop perching pan offered eating on its own
19-Mar-94   15 days 14 days 14 days    
25-Apr-94 0 days 15 days 15 days 15 days 15 days 25 days
25-Apr-94 0 days 15 days 15 days 15 days 15 days 25 days
4-Jun-94 1 day 16 days 16 days      
4-Jun-94 1 day 15 days        
15-Mar-95 16 days 16 days 13 days 14 days 20 days 22 days
15-Mar-95 16 days 16 days 13 days 16 days 20 days 19 days
4-May-95     14 days 14 days 15 days  
4-May-95       15 days 15 days  
Total 34 108 100 103 100 91
Average 5.67 15.43 14.29 14.71 16.67 22.75
             
Hatch Date drinking on own flying other other    
19-Mar-94 18 days 16 days 2 days 18 days    
25-Apr-94 20 days 16 days 2 days      
25-Apr-94 17 days 16 days 3 days      
4-Jun-94            
4-Jun-94            
15-Mar-95 17 days 16 days 13 days 16 days    
15-Mar-95 18 days 16 days 13 days 16 days    
4-May-95 15 days 15 days 8 days 9 days    
4-May-95 15 days   7 days 9 days    
Total 120 95 48 68    
Average 17.14 15.83 6.86 13.60    
             
             
Magnificent Bird of Paradise      
Growth Weight in Grams     "Click" for Graph      
  High Low Average      
Hatch Day 7.01 6.02 6.51      
Day 1 7.29 6.36 6.82      
Day 2 8.22 6.9 7.72      
Day 3 10.98 8.41 9.73      
Day 4 13.5 9.95 11.75      
Day 5 15.9 11.48 13.90      
Day 6 21.09 13.78 16.80      
Day 7 25.99 16.3 20.15      
Day 8 31.04 18.5 24.19      
Day 9 35.81 22.2 28.45      
Day 10 42.7 24.5 34.09      
Day 11 48.77 27.2 38.80      
Day 12 52.05 30.7 42.85      
Day 13 53.97 34.1 45.66      
Day 14 54.53 38.6 48.55      
Day 15 60.2 44.53 50.78      
Day 16 58.1 39.3 48.45      
Day 17 59.1 39.92 46.44      
Day 18 56.75 40.19 47.55      
Day 19 58.66 41.79 50.30      
Day 20 56.15 46.75 51.12      
Day 21 60.6 49.34 54.35      
Day 22 62.22 50.08 55.74      
Day 23 62.24 53.22 58.41      
Day 24 65.08 54.17 60.24      
Day 25 66.6 56.98 61.77      
Day 26 66.55 56.77 61.59      
Day 27 69.49 57.9 63.97      
Day 28 70.53 59 66.51      
Day 29 72.18 60 66.73      


Last Updated on 5/5/98
By James Mejeur