May 3, 2002
By four days of age, a chick has made progress! It can now stand up tall and walk
well. The chick still stumbles sometimes, but its legs get stronger and steadier
with every passing hour. Whooper chicks have very fluffy, dense downy coats. Later,
their reddish cinnamon color gives way to a rust-and-white mottled look as the white
feathers grow in.
Try This! Journaling Questions
Journey North is pleased to feature this educational adventure made possible by the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).
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