New-to-me Rooster

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by beccaWA, May 20, 2016.

  1. beccaWA

    beccaWA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, I'm braggin' all over BYC about this rooster that just happened to wander into my yard. I can't believe what an asset he is. He crows in the middle of the night if there's a predator (cat/dog/coyote) about. He protects his flock of ladies from the annoying drakes (I also keep ducks). I'm still a bit afraid/wary of him as I've never had a roo, but so far he seems to back off from me. I hope all goes well in winter, as he has a large comb and does NOT go into the coop (yet). I think it's because of the ducks. All my flock share the coop. Anyway, here he is. He's a beaut in all ways I can think of. Near as I can figure, he's a standard size American Gamefowl.
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  2. rIrs roost

    rIrs roost Sir Crows A lot Premium Member

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    Wow he is beautiful.
     
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  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    He's a stunner for sure!
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  4. mikeldb

    mikeldb Out Of The Brooder

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    He's a yearling, looks to be a "golden duckwing" game bird
     
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  5. mikeldb

    mikeldb Out Of The Brooder

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    I'd love to have him. ...he's a handsome fella
     
  6. beccaWA

    beccaWA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mikeldb: Can you tell me if he will get more aggressive (toward humans) the older he gets? I can't have that, as I'm really not supposed to have roosters in this town anyway! Thanks for the info!
     
  7. mikeldb

    mikeldb Out Of The Brooder

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    They can be very friendly if handled a lot, I've had some that where sweet and some that werent, the ones that werent usually weren't handled
     
  8. mikeldb

    mikeldb Out Of The Brooder

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    I'd just give him space and give him treats and see how he acts
     

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