Lesson 1037 – The funny thing about chicks

Remember that giant white chick I had? Well, the funny thing with chicks is that they grow. They grow a lot! Here we are one week later and while she is still larger than the rest, she now falls within the normal range of her sisters.

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I’m afraid that I can’t even call her big-boned anymore, Elsa, is just Elsa – the chicken who decided to grow at her own rate.

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One thing is still puzzling. I remain uncertain as to her breed. See that striped one to Elsa’s right? That little guy, is one of her sisters. I could see a genetic aberration  allowing for some white, but all white?

A friend of mine breeds Marans and he’s hatched a few rare all-white ones, so I suppose it’s possible.

But when you look at this Araucana (notice the neck feathers) –

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And then you compare it to Elsa, tell me if you don’t have your doubts about their parentage.

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I’m afraid, I’m going to have to go with the switched at birth theory for this little chicken. No worries though, she’s still a very welcomed member of our flock.

We’ll keep her.

 

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Wendy Thomas writes about the lessons learned while raising children and chickens in New Hampshire. Contact her at Wendy@SimpleThrift.com

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Filed under Backyard Chickens, chicken care, Chicks, Holidays, Inspiration, Life Lessons, Personal, Quotable Chicks, The Family

2 responses to “Lesson 1037 – The funny thing about chicks

  1. Looks remarkably like a young chantacler!!!

  2. She looks just like my White Chanteclers. Mostly because of her cushion comb. Cute!

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