What has been very interesting to see is firstly, the size of the cockerels testicles, one bird seems to have had huge ones compared to the other two cockerels. I didn't get a photo of any of the third birds, but his were only a little bit bigger than the tiny ones in the photo. The big one was about an inch long if not a bit more (well both of them were).
The second thing is how the pecking order has changed since I removed the three cockerels. Two of the 6 I have left seem to be fighting far more than they used to. The Dorking cockerel I have was tormenting the remaining Araucana cockerel. I just hope that there is no more drama over night tonight, I'll be sending the Araucana cockerel to live with a friend tomorrow morning so fingers crossed he is left alone.
The testes are bigger in the more sexually mature male.
Flock dynamics, we had 4 (silver laced Wyandottes, Orpingtons) that were crowing so they had to go and also culled 3 others that had twisted toes (No good for exhibition purposes), the next morning after removal of the crowers there were 3 more crowing, obviously they were slightly down the order so were being quiet for fear of getting beaten up, it all changed in 10 hours!
Next round for processing will be tomorrow night, at least another 6 to go, still leaves about 30 more though!