Me too, me too!
*Name of Bird: Tootsie
*Breed and Age and Gender of Bird* Now 3 Year old Buff Orpington Rooster
*What makes them Special* I bought Tootsie as a 3 month old. When I went to get him and his siblings, it was dark, so I couldn't see them very well. I brought them home, and the next morning I was handling them and getting them used to me, and I realized that one of them was getting picked on really bad. Upon closer inspection I found out that it was missing an eye! I went on to start babying that one and helping it to find food, etc. Well, I started calling it Toot sweet, which got shortened to Tootsie. I soon found out that it was a cockeral, but I loved him by that point too much to send him away. He had starting sitting on my shoulders while I was doing chores, and whatnot. One winter I got a foot injury (friend's horse reared and came down on it) and had to wear a plastic boot and use crutches. So I couldn't take care of the birds. So my brother did it, and brought Tootsie to visit me in the driveway (I couldn't go to the coop because of the ice). I trained Tootsie to walk on a leash, which has become a tradition with my BO's here! I just love him and could go on for hours!
A pic of Tootsie in his scraggly-looking, younger years!
Tootsie mostly grown up, trying to woo the ladies...
Another good shot, kind of show his missing eye.