I used to think wattles were gross and creepy. One day, I found myself admiring Katy Pecky’s wattles and thinking how the others must want such lovely wattles. Chickens pay attention to that sort of thing & just like people, they judge beauty by fullness and symmetry. Another study found they prefer better looking people too, I assume for the same reasons. They seem to favor me, so clearly they haven’t met a lot of people!