Skip Lucille had been a sweet pullet that is little hen), whom found a cozy house when you look at the chicken coop of Kristi Allen’s ( maybe not her genuine title) Powder Springs, Georgia yard. At first, things seemed to be status quo using the young exchequer leghorn cross. After observing her for the right time, but, Allen noticed skip Lucille had been growing a brush. Although both sexes associated with the type might have them, Allen’s instincts informed her that maybe something was not quite standard, so she sought assistance from a regional farmer.
«The farmer did most of the checks to ensure skip Lucille had been a ‘miss,'» Allen recalls. «She had no saddle feathers pointy feathers in the root of the tail, no violence, did not leap or respond within the existence of other hens/roosters, as soon as she had been relaxed within the farmer’s hand, she stuck her legs out straight and simply laid here. Each one is old timers’ tricks to distinguishing roosters since there’s no definitive solution to inform until they mount another chicken or crow, irrespective of lab evaluation.»
Skip Lucille had «failed» the rooster test. Nonetheless, down the road, Allen arrived house to chaos of feathers within the garden, an event that is unusual hens do not often molt until around eighteen months. «She started acting more temperamental, but we attributed that to her molting, as possible quite uncomfortable for chickens,» she claims. «I became concerned about her wellness.»