Week 47 – # 36 Pretty Baby


36 - Pretty BabyI 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.


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