Hello all! One of our Ameracauna roosters, Red, is having some problems... First off, he just has stubbly feather shafts on his lower back, near his tail. (His tail is also kind of scraggly looking right now. ) Lots of these are dark blue, and when squeezed blood or a clear-ish golden goo/liquid comes out. Are these blood feathers? What can cause them? I put pine tar on the area about a week ago, in the hopes that he was just being pecked at. (Oh, he is the alpha roo most of the time. We have one other roo with 17 pullets. They just turned 5 months old a few days ago. ) Just about 2 days ago now, the skin in that area turned red. It looks awful. Normally his skin was normal color, pale, but now that area with the feather shafts is a raw-looking red. It's almost as if he's being mounted, but I've never seen that and the area isn't bare, it has shafts. Now, just in case, I don't want to hear anything about me not caring about my animals, or that I'm a bad pet-owner and can't handle the responsibilities, okay? Also, not as serious a question, but his wings always look kind of 'droopy'. He does it even when he isn't hot, and he doesn't hold them away from his body. Is he trying to make himself look bigger? I'm going to try and get pictures up later on today.