Originally Posted by Pixie
On a completely different note, I received this rooster today. Any ideas what breed and WHY it doesn't have waddles?
He looks very similar to our all-time favorite rooster - an EE. He did not have a beard & muffs but all his female offspring laid blue-green eggs. He was so gentle & sweet - to people. He loved our daughter & allowed her to do anything to him - even as an adult rooster. His only problems were that he mated the hens bald (too much loving) & he crowed all the time (Not good for a neighborhood). Our neighbors liked him, but he had decent volume. I was nervous. He needed a farm with more than 9 hens. After having several roos since, I never realized how rare a sweet, gentle roo was. He would relax on my daughter's lap & rest his head on her arm as she read. (She would bring him inside to do her hmwk. LOL) I also brought him into schools. He was trained to sit on the travel roost, climb onto my arm, & return to the travel carrier when told. It's been a few years, but I still miss "Brownie."
Here are some pics of her playing with him & his rooster hugs. (He would put his head on her shoulder & she would stroke his back)
I have way too many pics so at the moment I can't find the ones when she played dress up with him. Most little girls that age played with dolls. My girl played with a rooster.