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 :)
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  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. ; )
  11. WestminsterHens
    What a brave rooster!
  12. R@ndy
    Awesome Story, Rocky sounds like one Fine rooster :)
  13. Jobele
    Thanks for sharing that story.....that's an amazing rooster you have and very beautiful! I love happy endings....there for awhile...I thought Rocky was a gonner with the dog incident...but he is very intelligent to play dead like that!
  14. Sk8inChick(en)
    Oh my goodness! What a fighter! He is so handsome and his chicks are adorable!
  15. outdoorsii
  16. OohLaLa
    Fantastic story
  17. MarcoPollo
    Is he in your house in the first picture? :) I enjoyed reading this. He's a handsome rooster!
  18. LadyofChickRose
    A very hansome rooster indeed, your lucky to have him.
  19. lcatty
    He is gorgeous! Love the color and body-type.
  20. CHICKEN CRAZY1
    This is a wonderful story!
  21. Brandi Leigh
    Rocky is B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!!!!
  22. Smoosh
    He is beautiful!
  23. NCChickie
    Rocky is truely one of a kind and soooo handsome! His story is amazing, congrats to you and him for being POW, he certainly deserves it.
  24. Eggnog101
    You have such a brave rooster!
    Congrats on making POW!
  25. cluckcluckluke
    Fantastic Story, He sure is 1 in a Million and very Brave. I still can't get over how clever he was with that dog. Good on Him!
  26. Mi Ranchito
    What an inspiring story, thank you for sharing.
  27. puravidatricia
    Beautiful rooster. I read an article on the Scots Dumpy and was wondering what it looked like.
  28. ebinion
    great story! he is a beautiful rooster
  29. PekinBantam
    Wow, what a great rooster! This post made my day!
  30. CinnamonQueen
    Wow! Awesome roo!
  31. HazelCMAS
    What an amazing guy! and a beauty too!
  32. elsfieldchickens
    wow wat an amazing cockerel!
  33. JoyfulPromise
    Wow, great story, and Rocky is AWESOME! His handsome photo caught my attention on the BYC banners, and his story brought a small tear to my eye. You are blessed to have such a gallant champion for your hens! :)
  34. RangingChicks
    Great story, great flock, great rooster, thanks for sharing :)
  35. sourland
    'Rocky' is indeed a beauty. Thanks for sharing his story with us.
  36. sunnyvera
    What a great story. Thanks for sharing. I liked the "playing dead" part.
  37. PinkE
    Wow, what a great story, and a great Rooster too....
  38. BYC Project Manager
    Congratulations, we've chosen one of your chicken pics for the Picture Of the Week. Thanks for posting your chickens to our "My Chickens" pages! You can find more info about our POW here: BYC POW process.
  39. Matilda hen
    Thank's so much guy's , and I hope i get POW too , It would be lovely for him to get it!
  40. Brandi Leigh
    Tough ole coot!
  41. sussexmarans
    Rocky is B-E-A-UTIFUL
  42. Chickenfan4life
    Well written article. Very good pictures. Hope ya get POW!
  43. BantamFan4Life
    beautiful chickens!
  44. ChemicalchiCkns
    I wish, I could be of such Confidency my Cocks will defend my cycens from the Neighbors and their villainous Dogs.
  45. Gargoyle
    Great roo, great story. Thanks!

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