Bluesy is one of three Blue Cream Light Brown Dutch hatched last year. Most of these pictures are of his chick molt–his feather color became truly magnificent once he got his full plumage. He was raised along with three other chicks by a Jersey Giant hen, Blackbeak. A Jersey Giant is one of the biggest breeds of chickens and a Dutch is one of the smallest. She appeared to think her chicks weren’t growing big enough, and kept feeding them worms.
Bluesy (center), along with Miracle Chick and Tiny Hen at about a month old.
Bluesy when he finally began to get his rooster plumage at about three months old.