We bought chicks in two different TSC stores last spring, both “straight run” for some and pullets in other bunches. So, I was watching pretty closely when they started to mature, intending to “repurpose”, “fried chicken”, most of the roosters. As the ones I had picked out as roosters, and were slowly dwindling as part of the flock, the last four or five suddenly just disappeared! Either I had been wrong on them or we lost some to predators. All of a sudden, we only had one left. Now, this one had always been a bit “different”. Black Astrolorp, very, very short tailed, but pegged as a rooster. All of a sudden it looked more like a hen, with a rooster type large comb and wattles. Still a short tail. Now at maturity, it very much appears as a hen, and doesn’t crow. BUT, it most certainly mounts hens and appears to be breeding them! The funniest thing is when our only other rooster sees this, a good sized bantam, he bee lines over there, and then stops in his tracks and acts completely confused! It’s actually quite hilarious! Poor confused boy!