Do roosters molt? I have two roosters left (and 6 hens). I had sold one to a lady and it died with an upper respiratory ailment not too long after she purchased it (late November). I find that very odd since ALL of our chickens are fine and have never shown any sign of any troubles. BUT, we said we would give her one of the two remaining (cuz we are nice and we don't mind at all; basically have 1 too many roosters anyway). Since we want to breed our chickens (speckled Sussex, 7 mos. old), would their molting tell me something about their coloring that I am not seeing now? I am wondering if I should keep them till they molt and then choose which rooster. Other than feathering, I would say they are comparable.