I know someone else had already posted a sandhill crane for Pretty Baby and I had hoped to get some other critters for the subject, but that was not to be. It still is a pretty baby. As it was, my little chick was nearing the end as you can see the grey was already starting. I converted the photo to black and white and then just let the color of the chick and the parents red head crests to stay.
In doing a little research, once the egg is laid, it is incubated for 30 days until it hatches. The chicks reach independence in 9 to 10 months and will only stay with their parents for about 2 months prior to the parents having another brood. After leaving their parents they flock together with other juveniles.