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Babies baby chick chicks contest peacock peacocks pheasant pheasants poll squee spree - 5850871552
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Squee lovers, this week's Squee Spree contest features two close cousins of the fluffy and feathered kind!

In the plentifully-plumed-when-older corner, we have darling little peacock tots! And in the phun with phonetics corner, we have darling little pheasant chicks!

Let us know which animal you want by taking the poll!

[polldaddy poll="5951529"]

Photos by epicnom and Fraser Gray

bird chick father and son peacock strutting - 6335381504
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Stick with me kid, I'll teach you how to strut your stuff and drive all the lovely peahens crazy!

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Via: commons.wikimedia.org
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This little guy has all the confidence of his flashy elders. You work that gravel, chick!

baby chick confusing foul fowl homophone not peacock pun squee spree - 5869912576
Via: Mubina H.
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Seriously, why did biologists/linguists/etc. ever think "fowl" was a fair term for all kinds of squee bird friends? It's a word that sounds far too close to another word that does not describe them in any way at all!

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Via: Maneauleau
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Squee lovers, the winners of this week's Squee Spree contest are itty bitty peafowl babies! And this squee little peachick proves a long-held suspicion of mine to be perfectly true: Even without the fully-fledged plumage they develop later in life, baby peacocks still know how to strut!

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Via: californiadreamsphotography.blogspot.com
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Someday this squee squirt will have a beautiful headdress. Today it's a bit of a bedhead situation, but I think that's even cuter!