Little Dorkus the Rooster

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Portia, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. Portia

    Portia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Little Dorkus is now4 weeks old, he is a BRxSLW cross hatched out under a BA hen. This particular hen has been a bit absent, so we call him our wayward child that has been snuggling up under my SS that also has 2 chicks that are 4 weeks. We started calling him Dorkus because he is a crazy little runt that runs around with the teen chicks cheeping his head off most of the day. But he is a survivor. Lately he has taken to snuggling up under the rooster on the coop roost at night. I wanted to get a picture tonight, but by the time I got back to the coop with the camera he was back over to his surrogate mother trying to cozy up in her breast feathers.
     
  2. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    awww, sounds so cute... You should try to get a pic again I would LOVE to see it !!
     
  3. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    Want pics! [​IMG] Sounds adorable! Love the name....lol
     
  4. Portia

    Portia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll try again for pictures tonight. I couldn't believe the first time I saw him sidle up next to the Roo and give him a peck. I thought for sure the Roo would peck him back, but instead he stood up, Dorkus moved under him and he sat back down again. We laughed, thinking it was a one time thing, but I've found him sitting under the roo several times now when I go in to count them at night.
     
  5. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    ya see! Some roos can be nice as pie! [​IMG] Still want pics! [​IMG]
     
  6. Portia

    Portia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tonight when I did a head count Lil' Dorkus was under mama...but that may just be because Daddy roo was sitting right beside her. Here's a couple pics.
    Dorkus under ma with Bret the roo snuggling just to the left
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    A close up of Dorkus (you can see the hens in the back row peeking to try to see what the heck I was doing)
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    Last edited: Nov 19, 2008
  7. c.wilson

    c.wilson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cute pic...love the roosters coloring
     
  8. Portia

    Portia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes! he is a salmon favorelle...thus the name my husband chose....Brett Favorelle [​IMG]
     
  9. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    awww, thats some love [​IMG]

    Great pic !!!!
     
  10. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    Awwwwww! [​IMG]
     

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