Saturday, January 8, 2011
She's a He! We Have A Rooster On Our Hands
After much deliberation we have concluded that one of our beautiful Hens is actually a hansom Rooster. This saddens me. Roosters are not allowed in Oakland so we have someone coming to pick him up tomorrow.
How could we tell? He has not started crowing yet but there were other tell-tale signs. First and foremost: aggression. He makes different noises than our hen. He is growing rather large wattles, lobes and comb. But what really gave it away was the development of saddle feathers (special feathers males get on their sides close to the tail) and spurs (spiky protrusions out the back of the legs). *Click on the pic above to enlarge it, you'll be able to see for yourself
We will miss you Remington. I wish you plenty of grass to chomp and worms to scratch at your new home.