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Rocky , living up to his name!

This is my rooster , Rocky's story! 

Rocky , is a Scots Dumpy rooster , his age is unknown , but he don't act like an eldery rooster anyway lol , when we got Rocky , we saved him from being a meal , as we needed a rooster , and he needed a home , fast! I was afriad of roosters , after never owning one who wasn't very vicious, and he was afraid of humans , when we got him , he was dirty , raggy , afriad of anything that moves , and generally in an awful state! He was still beautiful though!                                                                1000

 

Soon , he began to improve , he had a few hens , and was extremely happy , and enjoying himself. Both me and him , got over our fear of eachother pretty fast , and he was a real lap-rooster. But one day , When I returned from the shop , there were feathers everywhere! It was raining , so I went looking for him desperatley, I found him , with his girls under a tree for shelter , his beautiful long white tail , ripped out , left with just two feathers on his tail , he was awful looking! but still , he looked like he had taken a beating , with one of his spurs chipped , he had saved his girls from an awful fate!                                    1000

Anyway , his feathers grew back , he got back to himself , mating with the hens , crowing , being a little happy-chappy, when this summer just gone , a hunting dog broke into the garden , and as weve a lot of land , I had no clue , until he started squaking , i walked down , and saw this huge black gun dog trotting up the garden , with Rocky , hanging limp in his mouth...feathers falling to the ground , swinging head , I ran over to the dog , to give it a belt , it dropped Rocky , and before he even hit the ground , he ran in the opposite direction , the smart rooster had been playing dead to satisfy the dog , away from the hens , I sorted the dog out with its ridiculous owner , and went down to Rocky , he had deep wounds , but was standing over Ebony , a blackrock young hen , who was laying in rush's , with a bleeding back , Rocky had saved her life!

Months past , and Rocky hadn't any further trouble with predators , apart from a small young fox , who squeezed though the ditch , witch he frightend into a corner , until I got the sweeping brush , and got rid of it! All his feathers grew back , and this brave fellow looked amazing! I incubated many of his egg's , and Ebony , the hen he saved , raised 5 healthy beautiful chick's of Rocky's , which he accepted into the flock , with great pride. He manages to put a smile on my face every day , no matter what. He is so amazing , beautiful , brave , funny , and truly 1 in a million! I have never seen a rooster like him , I don't think I ever will , he's made me so happy , and proud to keep chickens , when people ask what chickens I keep , I immediadly tell them about him! He's stunning , isn't he? I think he is , i think he's the most amazing chicken to step foot near our farm! Heres a few photos oh him now that he's living life to the fullest , and some of his offspring! Thanks!                       1000

 

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Comments (44)

Great roo, great story. Thanks!
I wish, I could be of such Confidency my Cocks will defend my cycens from the Neighbors and their villainous Dogs.
beautiful chickens!
Well written article. Very good pictures. Hope ya get POW!
Rocky is B-E-A-UTIFUL
Thank's so much guy's , and I hope i get POW too , It would be lovely for him to get it!
Congratulations, we've chosen one of your chicken pics for the Picture Of the Week. Thanks for posting your chickens to our "My Chickens" pages! You can find more info about our POW here: BYC POW process.
Wow, what a great story, and a great Rooster too....
What a great story. Thanks for sharing. I liked the "playing dead" part.
'Rocky' is indeed a beauty. Thanks for sharing his story with us.
Great story, great flock, great rooster, thanks for sharing :)
Wow, great story, and Rocky is AWESOME! His handsome photo caught my attention on the BYC banners, and his story brought a small tear to my eye. You are blessed to have such a gallant champion for your hens! :)
wow wat an amazing cockerel!
What an amazing guy! and a beauty too!
Wow, what a great rooster! This post made my day!
great story! he is a beautiful rooster
Beautiful rooster. I read an article on the Scots Dumpy and was wondering what it looked like.
What an inspiring story, thank you for sharing.
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