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Friday, April 5, 2013

Farm Friday: Poultry Gender Confusion

Yes, another resurrected post. 
Haters gonna hate....

I know it hasn't yet been a month since my last chicken update, but it would appear I have some news on that front.

It seems our Golden-laced Polish is perhaps not a hen, but a rooster.

Clearly an error was made in the sexing and shipping dept, b/c I did not order any roosters. I wanted only hens in my henhouse.

I did not want crowing before daybreak.
I did not want children pushing away their plates of eggs for fear they might be eating a could've-been-baby chick.
I did not want a Demon Bird From Hell chasing and ankle-pecking.

But the last week or so I'd been hearing new sounds coming from the Chick Shack. Something akin to a teenage boy saying "Heyy. HEYYYY!" only with a distinct stalling car component to the sound.

This morning, when I had finished feeding and watering them, I looked at Tizzy. I noticed her headdress seemed more pronounced. Her neck feathers were more mane-like. Her tail feathers were carried high above her back in contrast to those of her peers.

And then it happened.

She stuck her neck out, stretched her back long, and screeched out


only still with a very marked teenaged boy quality to it. Imagine Shaggy imitating a rooster. That's it.

So it would seem we need to change her - I mean his - name. And I'll need your help. Here are your choices, and of course, feel free to suggest others:

David Bowie
You've gotta admit, there's a striking resemblance.

Big Daddy
My grandfather's name (may he rest in peace). One of my hens is named Big Mama (after my grandmother, naturally, may she rest in peace), so it would seem only fitting to name the only roo for her husband.

Chas Bono
In light of recent headlines that Sonny and Cher's daughter Chastity chose to undergo a sex change to become Chas Bono, I thought this might make a good choice. And let's face it, how many people can claim to have a rooster named Chas Bono? Hmmm? Anyone?


So whaddya think, folks? Help me name my gender-confused rooster/hen.

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Picture of Chas Bono from Google images


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  1. I l ove reading your blog! I say David Bowie or Big Daddy.

  2. I submit the androgynous "Pat" because every time I think of that SNL skit I smile and I would DEFINITELY smile every time I look at that chicken!

  3. I ended up goin with Big Daddy, Julie, thanks!

    Joan, I'm laughing, b/c everytime I see an "androgenous" I think of Pat. Good one!

  4. :) Cute roo! Love the hairdo ;-) Thank you so much for sharing this on The Creative HomeAcre Hop! I hope to see you again tomorrow. :)



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