I haven`t found the west river thread, am on a dino dial-up connection - it either doesn`t work at all or with great difficulty.
No, I don`t keep bantam roosters as pets, at least I didn't intend to.
Stuff just happens and I try to roll with the punches best I can. When "it" happens it rearranges my plans.
Dusky Rufous Brave Heart, the little bantam rooster who came to me injured in the middle of a snow storm, lived with me only 2 1/2 years, he voluntarily showed up, seemed to know why.
Then I had to leave him with good neighbors and their small bantam flock while I had to leave home for several months. Not my plan either.
DR died suddenly at the neighbors` [I think he was an old man] and I miss him immensely!
I will be picking up a tiny disabled hen DR had bonded with, along with Phoenix, son of the neighbors` rooster, Papa Percy. Just have to wait another few weeks because my coop is not winterized. Phoenix is a healthy young bird, something I am unaccustomed to caring for.
My heart is with the suffering, injured, disabled, sorrowing/grieving, unwanted....just how I am wired.
I feel this way about humans as well as animals. Not really a popular notion but I am sticking to it.
My background is working as a bird rehabilitator, doing severely ill and injureds and reject species [not in SD, there is no such thing here] within a wildlife rehabilitation organization.
Therefore my bent looking for more rejects, it is almost a reflex with me....