Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Okay, here are Pip and Pearl, my Ameraucana's: Pip on the left and Pearl on the right. Here's the thing. My friend Becky came for a visit last week to see my "girls" ( she is from a fourth generation farming family) and these words came out of her mouth, "oh I see you have a ROOSTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!! " as she pointed towards Pearl. "See those tail feather's- those belong to a ROOSTER". Oh, Lordy. Becky spoke the words I have been dreading, but dared not utter. Please don't misunderstand- I have nothing against roosters, I just don't want one. This is a girls only club, no boys allowed!
Now, I'm still not 100% sure. Pearl has not made a "crowing" sound, has not picked on anyone, but there is something about those tail feathers that has me worried. Pearl's tail feathers appear more erect and fan like than Pip's. So, all you wonderful chicken keeper's out there, got any advice? I have a feeling I'm going to need it!