Chicks are born with down, not feathers; the feathers emerge in the first six weeks of life, but not all at the same time; there’s a procedure.
Much as children gain adult teeth in a specific order, chicks get their primary wing feathers first, then their secondary wing feathers, then shoulder feathers, breast feathers, butt feathers (I’m thinking that’s got to itch), and, finally, head feathers.
The emerging feathers push out the existing down, leaving the chicks with a fuzzy halo of almost-dearly-departed down hanging by a thread, then flying into the air until you could choke from it all.
2.0 are now getting their head feathers, and they look like the rumpled, rambunctious children they are. As the down is pushed out by the new feathers, they look like kids who’ve gotten into their older brother’s hair product, and laid it on with a heavy hand.
I’ll let the pictures do the rest of the talking: