Light Sussex: why is my one chick 'yellower' than the others?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chicken-herder, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. chicken-herder

    chicken-herder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi All,
    I am a new BYC member :yiipchick and have been spending more and more time on BYC since I became a chicken Mommy to 3 Light Sussex chicks- yay!- I have officially got the chicken fever! Now when I am not dreaming of chicken coops I am staring at the now 2 week old chicks.... which leads to what I am sure is a very silly question... My apologies... Why is my one chick a darker, more intense yellow than the others? (In the image below it is the middle chick) Also while I can see from copious internet research that they are all Sussex chicks, the distribution of the the feather on the wings also look slightly different on each? (One has longer feathers extending past the bulk of the wing- chick on left in image, while the one next to him/her has an overall rounder wing?) Is this related to sex or just that the are growing at different pace?
    Hope someone has the patience to answer my silly question :p

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