Fifteen of our 26 Dominickers survived the hawk attacks. All are supposed to be pullets.
But a couple of them seemed more feisty than the others. When we combined the two groups, they battled briefly. We’ve been wondering–might they be roosters?
Now that those two have started developing wattles and combs, it’s pretty clear.
So we have 13 hens and 2 roosters. That means fewer eggs, of course. But it also means we’ll have the opportunity to hatch Dominickers, helping the breed survive.
We ordered (and paid for) pullets. But after they arrived we began wishing we’d gotten a couple of rooster chicks as well.
As it turns out, we did.