I ordered 5 Golden Lakenvelder Pullets in March and ended up with 4 pullets and, we suspected, one rooster. As he grew we suspected he was a rooster. One evening I caught him testing out his rusty, raspy crow. Yup, he's a rooster!
We're going to see if he stays gentle... if not, he goes in the pot. It's frightening to own a rooster that might injure people - especially children.
If he is a good boy, he gets to stay.... and we've already picked out his name. He's black and gold, the colors of the Pittsburgh Steelers, our favorite football team. He has a beautiful head of deep black feathers. So we've decided to name him after the Steeler's Safety, Troy Polamalu!