Yes, this is our beautiful Bella at 24 weeks! Bella has finally revealed her true identity with a morning crow, and some particularly testosterone aggro behaviour. I began to suspect Bella may be a rooster a week or two ago when Bella began to attack my hand when I put down food for her (him). I also witnessed a vicious attack on a piece of toilet paper. Bella ripped the offending tissue into a number of different pieces and stomped all over them, with lightning speed. One assumes a ‘chicken expert’ would have the basics of sexing a chicken under wraps, hence my reticence to go public with this piece of information. I stayed in denial.
However, there really is no hiding this fact any longer, and so with great pride I reveal Bello our beautiful 6 kg rooster to the world via blog.
Bello’s impressive weight comes with a massive price. Besides the organ and heart problems that broilers face long-term, and the pain of accelerated unnatural growth, Bello is also experiencing foot issues….see Bello’s feet below