Just when I thought I was getting pretty good at this chicken stuff

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by calicokat, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. calicokat

    calicokat Songster

    Apr 2, 2009
    azalia, indiana
    We started into chickens about a year ago with some older hens. You know how it goes . . . . crazy chicken math gets involved and whatever. Now I have a DD doing 4H and our flock is around 20 or so [​IMG]

    Our first show was an open show hosted by our 4H group May 1st and we took a Buckeye pullet that we got as a day old chick at the end of January. DD was tickled pink when she came in first in her class.

    Fast forward to last night. It's time to take the chickens in to be blood tested for the fair, and double check we have identified the breeds right and all (we ordered mixed variety of bantums.) I pull Bella out of the cage and tell the guy, she's been kinda acting "roo-ish" in the last couple days??? He says, yep, you have a cockeral there!

    Should have seen the look on his face when I told him that "he" took 1st in his class of Buckeye pullets only 6 weeks ago [​IMG]

    And now that the secret is out, I wake up to a crowing rooster this morning. Almost like the little poop knew all along and was just toying with us! [​IMG]

    silly chickens [​IMG]
  2. Rebel Rooster

    Rebel Rooster I Will Love! :)

    Jun 29, 2009
    Central SC
    My Coop
    [​IMG] WOW!! Makes me wonder bout the judges... They should be able to recognize a roo from a pullet!!
  3. calicokat

    calicokat Songster

    Apr 2, 2009
    azalia, indiana
    You would think. She was only 12 or 13 weeks at the time. What's funny is, she had one tail feather that was a little longer and had a bit of curl to it, and I thought that was odd. Makes more sense now [​IMG]
  4. Love my Critters!

    Love my Critters! Songster

    Apr 15, 2008
    Carlsbad, NM
    That's too cute! I bet he was fooling yall all along.
  5. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

    Dec 25, 2007
    Chaparral, New Mexico
    Hmmm maybe he is gender-confused and we should respect his right to act out as a hen every now and then and roll play.
  6. Me & My Peeps

    Me & My Peeps Songster

    Apr 26, 2010
    Western MA
  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    Quote:Gage, one of my blue partridge cocks has had his coop card "corrected" to "hen" by several judges (one of whom used to be a well-known silkie breeder). Trust me; he crows, dances for his ladies, and runs to protect them if one so much as bats her pretty eyelashes. He has a number of offspring.

  8. Mandalina

    Mandalina Songster

    Apr 1, 2009
    Me & My Peeps :



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