My New Roo

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by crawfordmama, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. crawfordmama

    crawfordmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2010
    The Lakes Region, NH
    I found him posted on Craigslist on Sunday. The post stated that he was on his way to being butchered if someone didn't come get him soon. I picked him up the next day! The girl told me his father is Ameraucana and mother is either a Leghorn or Cochin. Both of these hens jumped the fence! Given that his legs are bare, I'm guessing Leghorn. He's approximately 4 1/2 months old. No crowing yet, but I think he likes his new home, despite being in quarantine. I named him Lincoln, and I'm absolutely smitten with him! He was never really handled before, but he's been very gentle and tolerant of me when I touch him. He is so sweet! It must be the breed, because so far I've found EEs to have the best temperament. Thanks for letting me share!

  2. peep this

    peep this Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 13, 2010
    What a handsome guy! My ee girls would like to hang out with him I'm sure!
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    He does have a gentle demeanor.
  4. Kat's Silly Chickens

    Kat's Silly Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2010
    South Central Texas
    Even if he's a mix breed he is beautiful.
  5. love_a_duck

    love_a_duck Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2010
    Waterford, Michigan

    I am so glad he found a good home,
    and he looks so nice!
    Look at the legs on him!
    Sturdy boy.
  6. crawfordmama

    crawfordmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2010
    The Lakes Region, NH
    Thank you everyone for the kind words! He's very rugged - nothing like my little piggy pullets! He must have a far different amount of body fat, because I caught him shivering in the rain today. I took him in and gave him some extra attention and warmed him up. He better get used to nasty weather - it gets cold here in NH!
  7. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

    Jan 26, 2010
    Texas, Panhandle
    What a cutie, I can't believe that somebody was going to butcher that adorable dude! [​IMG]

    p.s. Can I borrow him for a month or so to go with my Blue EE - [​IMG]
  8. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Northern Indiana
    I think you're right is saying he is the leghorn rather than cochin...

    He's gorgous!
  9. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Oh, he's a HANDSOME roo! Thank YOU for sharing!

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