See those downward pointing spear-shaped feathers over his back and thighs? Those are called 'saddle feathers' and are only found on roosters. Perhaps you could change his name to Diamond (similar to Diane, and hopefully close enough that his little chicken ears won't be offended).
Definitely a roo. He's got those pretty, curly, iridescent tail feathers. Handsome boy! Hope you can keep him. I love roos <3. And if you are looking for new names, I'm gonna throw in the name Diarmuid (pronounced Dee-ar-mid or Deer-mid: 'tis the name of a Celtic folk character ).
Thanks, everyone! This is our first flock and Diane/Dan was a random selection at the supply store. We have 3 Easter Eggers, 3 speckled Sussex and 2 Barred Rock...so it’s oddly appropriate for our lone Wyandotte to be a roo.
We have 3 young kids and they pronounce Diane with an almost British accent (we r not British)...so it’s already comical and I’m not sure the kids will take to a name change
We have no regulations about roosters but do have some close neighbors. Hopefully Diane stays a good roo with our kids, her girls and keeps her voice at a reasonable level.
Any advice on raising a good roo is greatly appreciated! We handled our chicks early on and now pretty much let them be chickens.
just make sure he knows his place, not being mean to the hens and when humans are there he does not come close should be enough for training him, Do not let kids chase the hens though as roosters do tend to get upset when their hens are a squawking, My special needs son does fine as well as the roosters, I had him treat them from chicks ,