My first 3 lil chicks are: #1 - hatched on time. He's super laid back and doesn't mind being petted or handled. He is the largest of the 3 and is quite a character - sleeps standing with his beak on the ground (trying to get a pic) or on his back with legs straight up in the air twitchin' and dreaming of running.... total surfer type #2 - hatched 3 days late. Skittish and zippy. Neurotic and paranoid type? #3 - "Tardy" hatched 5 days late and is a bully at 24 hours old. Almost the same size as #1. He pecks at and actually makes the other 2 squeal. He is as zippy as #2 and will even peck at your hand as you reach for him. You can watch him go after anything that moves - how well can they see? He seems to see very well. He also has some crispy hair on the back of his neck - as in it's not fluffy, but looks like he got something sticky on him. It kept me from realizing he was really dry for a while. Do you think he's got issues? I imagine him with a cigarette in his mouth and a black leather jacket..... So. Do they remain this way? Genetic inherited behavior from the roo in the case of Tardy the Terror? or is the being late part alter any part of their behavior? Or have I just handled #1 enough for him to be a Cool Cuke? Do you note their behavior as they grow?