Recently, I selected a special border for the ugliest bird award. What that really meant was that I was accepting the challenge to see if he could become a swan.
He is coming along and pictured on the left giving me the eye.
Typically in confirmation development, his rounded head and neck break are still to come. Just need to finish the molt and come into prime condition. Lower protein and more vitamins will do the trick.
He now has a nice rounded back and full underline.
Just a little more time and the chicks will come flocking! Maybe he will never be a swan but he could be a real looker!