What is worse than dressing an old 1 1/2 year old rabbit????? Dressing out a 2 1/2 year old rooster! My neighbor had given me a doe that had never gotten preg. and I dressed her last week and it wasn't very hard. Well today I decided to kill our old mean RIR rooster. I had rather dress 3 rabbits to one chicken. That chicken skin was as tough as a rabbits and a lot harder to get off. After about 3 hrs of slow cooking he was tender though.