A while back I posted about one of my hens, Gerdy, and how she was bigger and looked a bit different from the rest of the flock. Many people helped me out and gave me their two cents but most thought she still looked like a hen. Since she was still around the same size and not doing any rooster like activities I thought we had lucked out with all six of our chickens being hens.
That was until Monday morning when we heard our first Cock-a-doodle-do.
And there we have it.
We are sad to report that it has become blatantly obvious that Gertrude the hen is in fact Gary the rooster.
As much as we would like to keep him here on our humble homestead, we ultimately like our neighbors more and would prefer not to interrupt their sleep patterns so that they will continue to speak with us (and let us borrow their tools).
In my attempt to find Gary a good home, I decided to post his dating profile on my Facebook to see if anyone is in the market for a nice looking rooster. Here is my post:
Please see Gary’s dating profile below as this handsome stud is now on the market.
“Hello, my name is Gary. I’m a .5 year old/male/Delaware Pullet who is single and ready to mingle. I may not look like much yet but don’t be fooled girl, I’m turning into a big burly hunk of feathery man. I’m very friendly but really don’t like human toes, so keep them covered or I will be force to defend myself. My cock-a-doodle-do is improving, but it does currently sound like an electrocuted weasel on a carnival ride. But don’t worry, I only get better with age.
I can be monogamous but I prefer to spread the love, so I would ideally like a home with 2-6 lovely ladies ready for my affection.
Only serious inquires welcome as I don’t have time for frivolous games while on my pursuit of love. Holla at me if you are ready to welcome this handsome beast into your nesting box.”
If anyone is in the Portland metro area and looking for a rooster let me know!