Hello. This is Clarabelle (or C.B. if a roo). She (I am using wishful thinking here and will refer to her as a she from here on out) is a 5 week old Lavendar Orpington (or at least that is what we were told she was). Her comb and wattle development have me concerned that she is a roo. Her behavior puzzles me as well. We had her in an enclosure with our Freedom Ranger chicks, but since they were getting flightly and aggressive as they got older we bought a new chick and moved them to a separate enclosure. Clarabelle has been in a separate pen with a 2 week old Brahma pullet (Sparky) for the past 2 weeks. Clarabelle makes these pretty trilling noises that none of my other chickens make. Do roos and pullets both make that sound? She can be kind-of a jerk to Sparky. If we take Sparky out and put her back in, Clarabelle will peck at her. Also 2 days ago Clarabelle pecked at me. I gently "pecked" back with my finger and she hasn't done it since. Every time I think that maybe I should separate the two birds I see Clarabelle doing something sweet. She lets Sparky sleep under her wing at night. She also lets Sparky hide under her wing when she is scared. Do roos do this?
Thanks in advance!