i have quite a few pets (to answer a question on the last page) cats, birds, fish axolotl, etc.
one of my birds is a quail and i think it has french molt, meaning its loses(and plucks) heaps of feathers and always feels to hot and shraggy-looking. looks a little like a porcupine at the moment
bcecause the feathers grow from these quill like things and they stay in the skin. hard to explain.