Adelaide & Hunter
At twelve days old the body is partially covered in down and tiny quills. The head is almost entirely bald, and the distinctive facial disc has yet to develop.
Their eyes are still cloudy and unfocused and the pale, pearly pink talons are still soft, with no gripping power in the feet. Even at this young age, they can swallow chunks of gophers and may even be able to swallow a small prey item like a mouse, complete with skin, bone, hair, all of which are essential to their physical development. They can be fed up to four times a day, as much as they want to eat, and spend most of their time, when not eating, sleeping it off and growing... and growing... and growing.
By chatter and viewer willowfeather
Can you see by this chart where Adelaide and Hunter are?