Thursday, April 28, 2011

New Photo - 3 days - 11 days Old

The babies are now actually 13 days, 11 days, 9 days, 7 days & 4 days old!
Baby #5 is hiding down in the middle to keep warm!

Click on photo for a larger view!

It seems that baby #1 has clear nails, baby # 2 has clear nails, baby #3 has darker nails & baby # 4 looks to be getting darker nails.  Baby # 5 is too young to tell yet.  Clear nails are usually a sign of a pied baby, but again, too soon to tell.  I can see that the wings on baby #1 are going to be dark so if it is a pied it will be a light pied like the mother (meaning it won't have a lot of heavy pied markings).  I should be able to tell if it is male or female in about 5 - 7 days more. 3 of the 5 chicks have opened their eyes a bit.  So cute!  You can also see the beginnings of the pin feathers on body and heads coming in, finally they will get some fluff!

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