My Crazy Mixed Up Lovable Rooster

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by mrwoodboat, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. mrwoodboat

    mrwoodboat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So this is my mixed Rooster. We had to move him onto the porch last night due to bringing home new birds, among them was a smaller rooster that was with the flock of 7 hens. Our guy is huge but I was worried about him and the other rooster going at it- the other rooster has sharp spurs and my boy doesn't have them....so he is on his own for a while til we get our big run finished.
    Anyway, I know he is a mixed breed but he is so tame and friendly, we are going to keep him around as a pet. He feds from your hand and comes running when he sees you.
     
  2. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is really pretty and looks sweet as can be :)
     
  3. Sk8inChick(en)

    Sk8inChick(en) Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is gorgeous! I wish you luck with him and your other birds.

    About the spurs, I've heard of some people trimming or filing them. You could probably do this with a nail file, but I'm not sure. You might want to ask about this in another forum. [​IMG]
     
  4. SarahJaneB

    SarahJaneB Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh he's a handsome one. Wish our were that tame. They'll eat out of your hand if you have a treat otherwise they're stubborn and protective.
     
  5. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I love mixed breed chickens, they often have the best temperament, he's cute. I have many that come running when they see me...love the full run chicken race, lol. I have two that even barricade the feed shed door by sleeping in front of it.... About spur removal...you can take a pair of pliers and grip then twist, they will pop right off leaving a much shorter spur...may bleed a little, but no concern.
     
  6. Whittni

    Whittni Overrun With Chickens

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    I like him too.:D
     
  7. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Oh, he looks like my Domino! I saved him from the crock pot because of his distinctive looks and gentle disposition.

    I have a few roosters, and they all get along, but they grew up together (or grew up as chicks hatched by my hens). I don't keep more than four roosters for my flock of 50-some chickens, 20+ ducks, 3 turkeys and 2 geese. My dominant rooster Carl just makes sure the other roosters do not mistreat the ladies and respect the pecking order.
     
  8. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Hes is Beautiful!
     
  9. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    He's a stout looking bird. He's definitely worth keeping if he's friendly.
     

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