Remember that chick I originally thought was my mystery chick (yellow with brown stripes on the back) and then decided she was just another spare white Leghorn? I was taking pictures of her today when I noticed something brown on her. I thought it was poop so I tried to clean it off but found it wasn’t poop. Then I got worried it was dried blood and that the other chickens were possibly pecking at her. You know, mom’s favorite and all….. I picked her up and found dark brown feathers growing here and there. WHAT? Okay, this is definitely another mystery chick. I have no idea.
The books say that it can take as long as 12 weeks for a chicken to get all of it’s breed’s characteristics, so who knows what’s going to show up next!