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Fading patterns to camouflage baby nichelings



Many birds have patterns on the young that fade away as it grows older. These patterns help to camouflage young birds, so it would be awesome to add a (rare!) gene that would give baby nichelings stripes according to their other genes, which would disappear in the teenage years to be replaced by its adult plumage. This would be helpful in grassy areas to camouflage the baby nicheling or places when stripes are not desired in adult nichelings! :) 

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On 6/6/2021 at 12:58 AM, Kira.APK said:

Yes! And maybe there could also be patterns that fade as they grow that scare away predators? Cheetah cubs look like badgers for that reason.

Yes omg that’s a great idea! 

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