Development and Growth Weights

Superb Bird of Paradise
Feather Development
  capital capital capital spinal spinal spinal
Hatch Date emerge begin to unsheath open emerge begin to unsheath open
7-Jul-91 9 days     6 days    
10-Jun-91            
21-Apr-92 7 days 11 days 22 days 6 days 8 days 22 days
3-Jun-92 7 days 12 days 21 days 5 days 8 days 26 days
29-Jun-92 6 days 11 days   4 days 9 days  
24-Jul-92 8 days 13 days 20 days 6 days 11 days 18 days
7-Mar-93 8 days 14 days 25 days 6 days 12 days 19 days
14-Apr-93 6 days 12 days 20 days 4 days 9 days  
19-May-93 6 days 13 days   4 days 9 days  
21-Jun-93 6 days 13 days   5 days 12 days  
Total 63 100 108 46 78 85
Average 7.00 12.50 21.60 5.11 9.75 21.25
             
  alar alar alar caudal caudal caudal
Hatch Date emerge begin to unsheath open emerge begin to unsheath open
7-Jul-91 2 days 8 days        
10-Jun-91            
21-Apr-92 2 days 8 days   9 days 9 days  
3-Jun-92 1 day 7 days 26 days 10 days 17 days 26 days
29-Jun-92 1 day 8 days   7 days 14 days  
24-Jul-92 1 day 8 days 18 days 9 days 14 days 42 days
7-Mar-93 1day 9 days 19 days 10 days 14 days  
14-Apr-93 0 days 8 days 16 days 4 days 12 days  
19-May-93 1 day 7 days   10 days 14 days  
21-Jun-93 1 day 9 days   10 days 15 days  
Total 10 72 79 69 109 68
Average 1.11 8.00 19.75 8.63 13.63 34.00
             
  ventral ventral ventral humeral humeral humeral
Hatch Date emerge begin to unsheath open emerge begin to unsheath open
7-Jul-91 6 days     4 days    
10-Jun-91            
21-Apr-92 6 days 10 days   3 days 8 days 22 days
3-Jun-92 5 days 7 days 25 days 3 days 7 days 21 days
29-Jun-92 6 days 9 days   3 days 8 days  
24-Jul-92 6 days 9 days 16 days 5 days 9 days 11 days
7-Mar-93 7 days 10 days 17 days 5 days 10 days 17 days
14-Apr-93 5 days 10 days 17 days 4 days 9 days 14 days
19-May-93 6 days 8 days   4 days 7 days  
21-Jun-93 6 days 10 days   4 days 9 days  
Total 53 73 75 35 67 85
Average 5.89 9.13 18.75 3.89 8.38 17.00
             
  femoral femoral femoral crural crural crural
Hatch Date emerge begin to unsheath open emerge begin to unsheath open
7-Jul-91 5 days          
10-Jun-91            
21-Apr-92 4 days 8 days 22 days 9 days 12 days 22 days
3-Jun-92 4 days 7 days 24 days 8 days 11 days 19 days
29-Jun-92 3 days 8 days   7 days 9 days  
24-Jul-92 5 days 8 days 16 days 8 days 11 days 18 days
7-Mar-93 4 days 6 days 18 days 9 days 13 days 20 days
14-Apr-93 3 days 9 days 15 days 6 days 12 days 20 days
19-May-93 3 days 10 days     16 days  
21-Jun-93 4 days 10 days   11 days 13 days  
Total 35 66 95 58 97 99
Average 3.89 8.25 19.00 8.29 12.13 19.80
             
Superb Bird of Paradise
Hatchling Development
Hatch Date eyes start to open eyes open wing stretching wing flapping preening bill wiping
7-Jul-91 2 days 8 days        
10-Jun-91            
21-Apr-92 3 days 9 days 10 days 10 days 10 days 12 days
3-Jun-92 3 days 9 days 11 days 14 days 12 days 13 days
29-Jun-92 1 day 8 days 10 days 10 days 6 days 13 days
24-Jul-92 2 days 9 days 11 days 12 days 12 days 19 days
7-Mar-93 4 days 10 days 11 days 14 days 11 days 15 days
14-Apr-93 2 days 9 days 9 days 11 days 12 days 14 days
19-May-93 1 day 7 days 10 days 10 days 10 days 14 days
21-Jun-93 3 days 8 days 11 days 12 days 11 days 17 days
Total 21 77 83 93 84 117
Average 2.33 8.56 10.38 11.63 10.50 14.63
             
             
Hatch Date vocalize stand walk/hop perching pan offered eating on its own
7-Jul-91            
10-Jun-91            
21-Apr-92 0 days 10 days 17 days 17 days 24 days  
3-Jun-92 0 days 17 days 17 days 18 days 19 days 33 days
29-Jun-92 0 days 14 days 16 days 18 days 18 days 18 days
24-Jul-92 0 days 17 days 21 days 19 days 22 days 27 days
7-Mar-93 0 days 13 days 16 days 22 days    
14-Apr-93 0 days 11 days 16 days 19 days 19 days 28 days
19-May-93 0 days 15 days 15 days 16 days 13 days  
21-Jun-93 14 days 18 days 17 days 22 days 22 days  
Total 14 115 135 151 137 106
Average 1.75 14.38 16.88 18.88 19.57 26.50
             
             
Hatch Date drinking on own flying other other    
7-Jul-91            
10-Jun-91            
21-Apr-92 26 days 17 days 18 days      
3-Jun-92 23 days 18 days        
29-Jun-92 18 days 18 days        
24-Jul-92 31 days 21 days 22 days      
7-Mar-93 23 days 22 days 15 days 18 days    
14-Apr-93 20 days 19 days        
19-May-93 13 days 13 days        
21-Jun-93 23 days 23 days        
Total 177 151 55 18    
Average 22.13 18.88 18.33 18.00    
             
             
Superb Bird of Paradise      
Growth Weight in Grams     "Click" for Graph      
  High Low Average      
Hatch Date 7.93 6.81 7.26      
Day 1 8.49 7.01 7.66      
Day 2 9.73 7.4 8.36      
Day 3 12.24 8.75 10.05      
Day 4 14.82 11.06 12.05      
Day 5 17.82 12.61 14.41      
Day 6 22.19 15.2 17.64      
Day 7 26.1 17.89 20.98      
Day 8 30.03 21.09 24.39      
Day 9 34.75 25 28.14      
Day 10 41.31 29 33.49      
Day 11 47.54 32.47 38.46      
Day 12 51.16 36.01 42.27      
Day 13 54.16 40.22 45.65      
Day 14 56.5 40.91 47.66      
Day 15 57.57 42.33 49.24      
Day 16 58.75 43.33 50.35      
Day 17 57.02 43.54 50.84      
Day 18 57.2 42.18 51.30      
Day 19 58.21 42.64 51.53      
Day 20 57.16 44.08 50.48      
Day 21 58.18 44.04 51.98      
Day 22 57.45 47.39 51.78      
Day 23 58.6 47.54 52.30      
Day 24 60.59 48.38 53.32      
Day 25 62.41 50.44 55.28      
Day 26 62.86 50.41 55.90      
Day 27 63.64 51.03 56.25      
Day 28 62.17 52.41 56.54      
Day 29 62.45 54.43 56.85      
Day 30 63.01 54.19 57.63      
Day 31 65.89 55.1 59.10      
Day 32 64.02 56.4 59.11      
Day 33 64.48 56.7 59.68      
Day 34 64.4 57.7 61.05      
Day 35 67.06 57.4 62.23      
Day 36 60.19 57.7 58.95      
Day 37 69.12 58.2 62.65      
Day 38     59.10      
Day 39     60.24      
Day 40     65.85      
Day 41     64.70      
Day 42     62.80      

Last Updated on 5/5/98
By James Mejeur