In the Brooder
- Mar 27, 2012
They still look & sound like hens to me. My Tom never retracts his snood until night & it is constantly in his way. I have also seen my hens become aggressive toward my roosters & dogs. The hens heads & necks turn red when they are closer to mating & laying eggs. As well as have that thin line of tiny feathers midline down their head & necks.The Toms head is bald with a few tiny wisps of hair like feathers & large carnucles with his whole head & neck being red, blue & purple. Both breeds look like that. My Tom has looked like this since around 15 weeks or before. though he displays constantly; he didn't start gobbling until around 20 weeks. Plus his beard started growing around 15 weeks as well. As far as size, mine are all about the same. The Tom looks bigger but he is constantly busy being puffed up.