A couple of days ago, while I was feeding my youngest flock of chickens,
I heard a familiar sound from inside their henhouse.
It was the sound of a young rooster, trying out his cock-a-doodle.
Now, I was quite shocked to hear this sound from this particular bunch of chickens.
I had been quite sure that they were all females.
That was, afterall, what I had ordered.
I realize that with each order, they ship two extra chickens that are surprise chickens
and in this particular order,
I had thought that my surprises were the two Transylvanian Naked Neck chickens.
It seems, however, that there is a third surprise somewhere amidst my flock.
Yesterday I decided to solve this mystery and sat down inside the chicken yard. I summoned my best "cock-a-doodle-do" as an invitation for mimicry....but no sound met my call. I tried over and over.....silence. No one was talking. I asked Babs if she knew who the rooster was...
but, she wasn't talking.
Is it you?
How about you two?
Does anyone know who it is?
I suspect that this might be the fellow. His comb is much redder and larger than any of the others. I also caught him doing a little rooster-type posturing out in the chicken yard. Time will tell. It is hard to disguise a rooster once he's mature.