I had posted about having to re-home my rooster (supposed to be a hen). He is my sweetheart and at least he will be going with a family where I know he will be treated as a pet (and also will be in my same town) - to people who are already fawning over his photos. I am so unhappy about having him go (but I live in a neighborhood) that I am keeping him as long as I possibly can -My question is this: he is probably 4.5 months old. I see that his wattles are bright cherry red. I know that in hens that means they are about to lay/laying but is this a hormonal thing and he is about to start crowing? Thanks ahead for any answers.