Author 'Gipsy34' (Id 158355 ) : Last photo of my young flamingos ... beige. Since they are not afraid, we were able to make several shots just a few meters from them. For those who asked, color comes from carotenoid pigments found in algae and crustaceans they eat. The incubation period (one egg, rarely two) of the small lasts 28 to 30 days and is carried by both parents. The color pink is after a year to 3 years it will be all rosy.