I once saw this postcard as a kid…
It always made me wonder what would happen if Easter eggs did hatch?
Seriously, though, in many parts of the world, including Central America, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, and China, brightly hued birds are sold at market. Some vendors believe that the colored chicks sell better than an average chick.
Some vendors also include a matching carry case for the rainbow chick.
The dye colors their down, which is replaced by feathers as they grow older. When their feathers come in, the rainbow birds return to the typical coloring.
Which is good, I suppose, if you have a hacked off hatchling on your hands, mad at the world for mistaking him and his siblings for Peeps…
There you have it.
(P.S. Because I LOVED that postcard, I found it on Etsy and bought it! I plan to frame it and use it with our Easter decor)