My chickies are 1 week old tomorrow morning. I can't believe how much they have grown already! My question: They are all developing at different rates, do different breeds develop faster than others? White Leghorn (Diamond) has wing feathers and the cutest little short tail feathers; Barred Rock (Onyx) has wing feathers and no tail feathers; RIR (Ruby) only has one tiny wing feather just starting to show, and no tail feathers. They were all hatched on the same morning. Is this common? I also see the pecking order starting already, in the same order as their development. They are all 3 eating and drinking well, and their bodies are all the same size- just the difference in feathering. Diamond with her wing and tail feathers: Onyx with just the wing feathers: Ruby with just one little wing feather peeking out: This is to show that they are all the same size: And this one is just for fun: Oh, I just love them all so much already! Ruby and Onyx are quite easy to handle, but Diamond is still skittish about being held. Hope she comes around... Thanks for your input!