A month ago I processed my rooster. He was a great boy, really nice... BUT..... he was SOOOOOOO loud. We already have neighbors from ... well.. lets just say you wouldn't want them. So rooster became my first butchering event. Now... here is where it got weird. I have 8 phoenix girls and had 4 phoenix boys. So YES I know how to tell the boys from the girls. My girls were 100% girls. No doubt about it... TILL NOW. All of a sudden 2 are getting larger, very red combs. One is getting a down right rooster'esk comb and her feathers are starting to change. BUT... as if that isn't enough to make me wonder... she also is squatting like crazy. She will follow me around the run squatting and cooing at me till I pet her. Ok... comb like a boy... behavior like an egg-ready girl. Is it the hormone changes from removing the rooster combined with her soon-to-lay status?
*normal or not?!* I will post pictures tomorrow. I tried to take some tonight but I had already lost too much of the light.