This is the tale
of a very sad tail.
Or perhaps I should say this is the tale
of a missing tail.
My poor rooster, Rod Stewart,
who, until now, was such a handsome "dude"....
Sadly, though, this is what he looks like now...
I am not sure what has happened to poor Rod.
Could this be the result of molting?
Do I have a tail puller in the henhouse?
Does he have a nervous condition?
I just don't know.
His rump is a bit naked...
I noticed today that some of the hens are chasing him around now.
They say "turn about is fair play" don't they?
I suppose this could be considered fair play since
chasing the hens was always his favorite activity.
Regardless, you have to feel a bit sorry for the fellow.
I have come to the conclusion that I will avoid these wacky, fancy
chickens in the future. There always seems to be something weird
happening amongst them!