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Good Roosters are out there :)

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by booker81, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. booker81

    booker81 Redneck Tech Girl

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    Thought I'd share some nice pics of a good roo.... This past winter, I picked up a batch of "cull" chickens from a lady who breeds some nice birds. I pick up unwanted chickens and excess roos in the area to process for food - I provide an outlet for folks with excess chickens and I get food :)

    "Buddy" was part of the pickup - he was a really good guy, and the lady was hesitant to get rid of him as he had a good temperment - he just wasn't as good breeding quality as her other roo. I told her I would try to integrate him with my flock, if he would 1) be content as a secondary roo to my dominant RIR roo, and 2) he never, under any circumstance, tried to threaten my four year old daughter. I previously had a secondary roo, but he made the mistake of challenging my husband, and then charging DD - he went to the stockpot shortly after. I don't care if DD chases them, runs from them, yells, jumps or is a generally normal four year old, no roo is allowed to charge her. The big RIR I have just trots out of her way when she's out, and avoids her - fine by me (he's 2 years old now - I'm pretty confident now in his ways). I know kids can be mean and threatening buggers to animals, but I'd rather I be the one that disciplines them, instead of the rooster (or dog, hence our patient Lab).

    Well, "Buddy" the rooster is her favorite now because he lets her hold him, pet him, and generally be around him. He's the secondary roo - he's got three hens that hang with him (the other seven stay with the big RIR). He stays out of the way of the big roo. When we let him out, he's content to hang out by us, and therefore is tolerant of DD's maulings.

    DD sitting with Buddy:
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    Buddy getting a hug:
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    Buddy having his feathers "fluffed" by DD:
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    Buddy hanging around while DD watches the baby turkeys:

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    Buddy on my lap (4 year old DD taking the picture - guess she wanted half of my head and a shot of the baby turkeys)
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    Headshot of Buddy :)

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    Good roos are out there - and they're worth having around :)
     
  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    I love his comb!
     
  3. klpenny

    klpenny Out Of The Brooder

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    Our Roo, Steelers waits for his 9 year old boy to get off the bus everyday. They sit together and my son sings to the bird, the bird just cooes with contentment. He is realy good with the immediate family. He will go after strangers. But he listens better than the dog we can call him off of any intruder that makes it past the Plott Hound.

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  4. TheRookie

    TheRookie Chillin' With My Peeps

    He's gorgeous :) I'm hoping my RIR roo turns out like yours.
     
  5. Desirai

    Desirai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    beautiful roos! beautiful story!

    I've got 3 definite boys in my clutch and I'm hoping they have good temperaments. I've been told cochins are much more docile than other breeds so hopefully I wont have to fight off my roos like some people do.
     
  6. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    I love roos that don't mind a hug.
     
  7. nick7764

    nick7764 Out Of The Brooder

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    love the pics! love the roos :)
     
  8. cochunk

    cochunk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    handsome roos.

    our serama roo django has a good temperment, follows us everywhere around the house, and closes his eyes when picked up. but during the evenings is very frisky. :p
     
  9. oh he is just one wonderful big lug of a roo!!!! that is great. he will protect your DD as well i bet! let some stranger threaten her and he will see the 'rath of the roo!'

    Love the second one as well. Such good stewards of the young ones.

    I am lucky enough to have a good boy as well. My famous 'Bird.

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  10. GardenGal

    GardenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad Buddy has a new lease on life! He's a beauty :)
     

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