|The two 'flocks'...the rooster(?) is with the pullet flock on the left|
Well, we either have a big boned hen with huge feet and a stately tail or a rooster keeping a low profile. No crowing, this one. S/He evidently took notice of what happened to the previous two roosters who were whisked away one day. (Traded to our friends who gave us the Rhode Island Reds, if you recall.) Both Mark and I think it is a rooster but we're waiting to see...don't want to be too judgemental if s/he just doesn't look so feminine. We're just looking for good layers no matter how they look.
This is a picture before we traded the 2 roosters
(the black & white barred birds). The third b/w barred
bird now in question is the one in the middle above.
I'm convinced it is a rooster...just waiting for the crow!
The hens are free range but before bedtime they
gather in the pen to get some last minute food, water
and scratch. They are in the Dot House by 9PM during
the summer and 8PM during the winter.