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Big White Bird

  1. DarkWater1929
    When he came to us, he was a scared little thing, rejected by his owner, along with his gold-laced buddy, because they had turned out to be boys. He had been named "Big Bird," but he was not big. However, he was, indeed, a Bird, so he has always been just "Bird" to us.

    Bird has grown into a very handsome Polish rooster. He chooses not to live with the other chickens, in their nice safe pen, at night. Instead, he roosts on our front porch. He can be relied upon to crow nearly exactly at 3:00AM each morning. When we reset the clocks for daylight savings time, Bird somehow reset his clock, also. He was right on time, as always.

    The hens do not care for Bird. During the day, they all free-range. Bird has to ambush the hens in order to romance them; then he has to proceed very quickly, before the alpha rooster, BBC, can get there to interfere. Poor Bird! It was only about a month ago that a chick with his telltale dreadlocks hatched, confirming that even he can get lucky sometimes.

    Bird, for all his odd qualities, is everyone's favorite. We have been asked to sell him many times, but I can never go through with it. He likes me. That is a hard quality to resist! Also, Bird loves to pose for photos, and he is my favorite subject. It is hard to catch him when he is clean, but he does love a bath, so it is possible, if I have the time. I just adore this hippy-chicken![​IMG]

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  1. N F C
    Bird sounds like a lot of fun! Congratulations on POW!
  2. BoomChickaPop
    Congrats on winning POW!! Bird looks like my white polish roo in my avatar (without the beard)
    How old is Bird?

    BCP
  3. DarkWater1929
    Thank you all so much! What a delight to have Bird chosen this week! I told him of the honor, but he was not inspired by the new celebrity status to behave with any more dignity. Ah, well. Still, it is nice to have my admiration for him echoed by so many! I fear that sometimes I am a bit biased. But not in the case of Bird. Thank you, again!!!
  4. peastix
    Handsome bird and lovely story.
  5. Ballerina Bird
    What wonderful pics! Totally endearing roo.
  6. TwoCrows
    What a gorgeous bird!
  7. JessHeller
    What a great story and I can tell he is a character.
  8. CherriesBrood
    Love your story of Bird. He's such a pretty rooster.
  9. Fuzzyrules
    Love your story. Bird is quite a roo.
  10. Yorkshire Coop
    Bird is very pretty and sure seems to know his own mind!!

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