So painfully true! Good thing it is a labor of love. My next generation is starting to look a bit different... His comb will probably go wonky, but he has the beginnings of a nice but compact little crest. Too early to say if it is good or bad, but these two have a little different color, crest and comb than my previous chicks at this age. I know they will still do a lot of changing, but it is interesting to watch them "grow out". I am considering a time consuming project of a picture a week on my chicks. My last hatch I had three distinctive colors of pullets, light, medium and very dark, I noticed the darker the middle of the chipmunk pattern was, the whiter the stripes were. It would be fun to take pictures of the three every week and look for differences in how they "grow out" if there are any.