Wednesday, April 27, 2011

When is a Hen a Rooster?

That is the question. Yesterday I was walking past my hen Cedar when she threw her head back and let out a crow. Not the crow of a hen that's laid an egg but a throw back your head and a rooster.
She then proceeded to crow a few more times for good measure.
I stared at her. Was this Cedar or a rooster posing as my hen Cedar?
I went on with my day and never gave it another thought until this morning when I went out to open up the coop . As I approached the door, there it was again.

Crowing. Morning crowing?

Who are you and what have you done with Cedar?

I have looked long and hard at this bird and still can't figure out if it is Cedar or someone's cast-off rooster. And if it is, where is my hen Cedar?


Terry Golson said...

My son wants me to name the new chicks after Transformers. Hmm.... possibly not such an outlandish suggestion after all. A few years back my Mabel turned out to be Marvin.

IsobelleGoLightly said...

My lady's hen Mildred does a crow once in a while! Cedar is just special! tee hee!

Michaele said...

Or is the true question - why is my rooster laying eggs? lol

Marigold said...

Obviously all this rain has made her/his head soggy and caused it to become confused about who or what he/she is. I hope he/she does not decide it must be a goat and go after the Peanuts.

Heide said...

Maybe you could rename him/her Hermaphrodite!

Millie said...

How funny!

Farmer Jen said...

I read somewhere that chickens actually can change their gender sometimes. Not sure exactly how or why. Interesting.

goatgirl said...

I think it may be happening here Farmer Jen. Doesn't look like a rooster does it?
She is the only hen that I've had that went broody and hatched chicks now this.
She has also been attacking some of the other hens and picking their heads. Anyone need a henrooster?

small farm girl said...

That's the weirdest thing I've ever heard. lol