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160627 Coot chicks (7)

The coot is a beauty but what of its chicks,
with their red baldy heads and orange hairy necks?

Those gawdy colours soon change as they mature
to the timeless greys and blacks of haute couture.

But what should we call these gorgeous wee cuties?
Should they be cootlets or cootlings or cooties?

160627 Coot chicks (8)