Quick photo of the recent Rockhopper chick from today:
Now at adult size, the main difference is in the plumage. Notice the yellow crest feathers are missing on the head? These distinctive feathers will grow in during the bird’s next molt, giving it the adult look. Click here to see how much it has grown!
Here is what I have been working with lately, it is amazing how quickly they grow…
That pretty much sums this little guy/gal up. I plan on getting a few new pictures next week. Even bigger still, this morning it weighed around 11.6kg. Amazing, amazing creatures.