For those who are comparing internet posted UK roosters to ours in the USA - Just a thought: aren't the UK roosters much older than ours? And don't roosters become more flamboyant with age? I think I also saw an impressive UK rooster --- but I think it was something like 5-years old.
I know that the chesnut is "permissable" in the UK SOP. ( Thanks those of you who looked up and posted) I guess just how much chestnut before it is an undesirable characteristic would be a good question for us in the USA. IMO we have a number of birds in the USA that could perhaps give the UK birds a 'run for their money' LOL (Especially when ours are 5-year olds) :O)
I also took two pictures of my cockerel today...and in one he looks really white, and in another he looks really colorful. Same rooster, same day, same camera.....different sunlight/shade situations. I'll see if I can comeback and post them in awhile. Part of what I am trying to say is Pictures and lighting can show quite a lot of variation.
sooo is it me? or does he look lighter in the top picture and darker in the bottom picture? Or since one is in shade and one is in sun, one is on dark background and one is on light---does the human eye compensate and it doesn't look different? Also, I think he is getting lighter as he gets "older".
Your boy looks nice. I was looking at my pictures of my rooster and he definitely got much lighter as he got older. He also got chunkier, especially when he became the Alpha.
I've read that they can be noisy but my husband says he thinks my Legbar boy is much quieter than the BCM rooster I had and much less than my 2 Ameraucana roos. My Ameruacana roos were my noisiest.