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Rocky Living Up To His Name

  1. Matilda hen
    This is my rooster , Rocky's story!
    Rocky , is a Scots Dumpy rooster , his age is unknown , but he don't act like an eldery rooster anyway lol , when we got Rocky , we saved him from being a meal , as we needed a rooster , and he needed a home , fast! I was afriad of roosters , after never owning one who wasn't very vicious, and he was afraid of humans , when we got him , he was dirty , raggy , afriad of anything that moves , and generally in an awful state! He was still beautiful though! [​IMG]

    Soon , he began to improve , he had a few hens , and was extremely happy , and enjoying himself. Both me and him , got over our fear of eachother pretty fast , and he was a real lap-rooster. But one day , When I returned from the shop , there were feathers everywhere! It was raining , so I went looking for him desperatley, I found him , with his girls under a tree for shelter , his beautiful long white tail , ripped out , left with just two feathers on his tail , he was awful looking! but still , he looked like he had taken a beating , with one of his spurs chipped , he had saved his girls from an awful fate! [​IMG]
    Anyway , his feathers grew back , he got back to himself , mating with the hens , crowing , being a little happy-chappy, when this summer just gone , a hunting dog broke into the garden , and as weve a lot of land , I had no clue , until he started squaking , i walked down , and saw this huge black gun dog trotting up the garden , with Rocky , hanging limp in his mouth...feathers falling to the ground , swinging head , I ran over to the dog , to give it a belt , it dropped Rocky , and before he even hit the ground , he ran in the opposite direction , the smart rooster had been playing dead to satisfy the dog , away from the hens , I sorted the dog out with its ridiculous owner , and went down to Rocky , he had deep wounds , but was standing over Ebony , a blackrock young hen , who was laying in rush's , with a bleeding back , Rocky had saved her life!
    Months past , and Rocky hadn't any further trouble with predators , apart from a small young fox , who squeezed though the ditch , witch he frightend into a corner , until I got the sweeping brush , and got rid of it! All his feathers grew back , and this brave fellow looked amazing! I incubated many of his egg's , and Ebony , the hen he saved , raised 5 healthy beautiful chick's of Rocky's , which he accepted into the flock , with great pride. He manages to put a smile on my face every day , no matter what. He is so amazing , beautiful , brave , funny , and truly 1 in a million! I have never seen a rooster like him , I don't think I ever will , he's made me so happy , and proud to keep chickens , when people ask what chickens I keep , I immediadly tell them about him! He's stunning , isn't he? I think he is , i think he's the most amazing chicken to step foot near our farm! Heres a few photos oh him now that he's living life to the fullest , and some of his offspring! Thanks! [​IMG]

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  1. PeepersMama
    If only all roosters were as amazing as Rocky. He's a beautiful boy :)
  2. chickenbaby9194
  3. Matilda hen
    Thankyou SO much everyone, i'm very proud and thankful to have gotten POW, thanks to all the BYC team, and especially all the lovely compliments that have just made my week! Yes, Rocky, and his son, Branflake come into the house everyday for special treats, and @chickenbaby9194 , It's a thing where certain story's and photo's are chosen to be shared. Thankyou ALL so very much again!!
  4. chickenbaby9194
    Awwwww Rocky! That is an excellent story. How did you get the picture of the week? Is it a contest or are you just picked?
  5. GasMenagerie
    He is so lovely!! Thank you for sharing his story.
  6. ozexpat
    A well written, captivating story.
  7. Melabella
    THe pictures of him now from when you first got him are astounding! Beautiful! I have never even heard of a Scots Dumpy before him,, what a lovely story, thanks for posting. You are lucky to have each other!
  8. Kiniska
    I think he is a very handsome roo. Do not know much about that breed, but he is aesthetically pleasing to the eye.
  9. Afterburner
    A great story staring a very handsome young man.
  10. scampisi
    Loved your story. Rocky is an AWESOME rooster--such a handsome boy. Wish I could have a rooster.
    Thanks for sharing your story and pictures. ; )

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