OK. my poor little cochin is about 12 weeks old. She (?) has just started feathering out over the last couple of weeks. She has also grown a lot over the last 2 weeks, she was really a runt, but starting to grow. Her feathers are kind of sticking out all over the place. Is she a frizzle??? or just a bad hair day. I also can't figure out her color. She was a nice blue down, but her most of her feathers are really dark -- not quite black, but a dark charcoal gray color. The new feathers on her chest is a much lighter color. Her beak was yellow, but started turning black about a month ago, along with her comb. Do I have some sort of genetic mutant or what??? I'm hoping that my little ugly duckling will grow up to be a swan, but I just don't know!