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No being can know for sure before they pop out of the egg whether or not they’ve won the evolutionary lottery and are going to be able to grow their own feathers.
Even after you exit the egg, it may still not be so easy to tell, except by observing the bigger, older beings who are taking care of you.
If they have bodies covered in feathers, chances are good yours will be too.
But don’t fret if the beings you see are large and featherless. This is also a good sign, actually, because the species known as “large featherless beings” naturally gravitates towards keeping company with cockatiels and other extremely cute feathered beings.
So if you look much smaller and very different than they do, chances are high you will grow up to sport your own feathers.
Why start to try to figure it out early in life? Because you will need plenty of time to get used to the paparazzi. They will ask you all kinds of questions, thrust small rectangular flashing devices in your face, pick up your falling feathers and hoard them, even start blogs and write books about you.
This can all be very overwhelming at first if you haven’t prepared yourself for the onslaught.
One question nearly every featherless being is dying to know is, “What is it like to be lucky enough to be covered in feathers?”
Here, a picture can be worth a thousand words. Just stand next to something else everyone loves – like a sunrise, or a sunset – and it will be self-explanatory.
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