Due to a few rules that were made before I purchased chickens for a school project, my dad made it well aware that he would NOT ( repeat N.O.T.) tolerate the sound of a rooster in his backyard, and rooster will be eaten. Of course, I knew the risk of having a rooster and what would happen to the poor bird if I did, and planned to buy ONLY from a source that knew the chicks they sold were female. Unfortunately for one of my chickens, he happens to be.. well.. a HE. I heard him crow today and immediately felt my heart skip. My dad knows as of today, and will give me the opportunity to sell/trade him as a breeding chicken or a pet before he becomes dinner instead. I've become attached ( of COURSE!) to this little dude. He is extremely friendly, sweet, and has the cutest little crow. He is a bit of a scraggamuffin, he always looks like he went through a car wash backwards and then got put in a washing machine and dryer afterwards. But he is relativity easy to handle, and he hates being bathed, but loves being blow dried. His name is Nugget, he is about 8 1/2 inches tall, Buff in color, with blue leakage in his tail feathers, and is starting to show some blue leakage in his crown. He has a Walnut comb ( From what I've researched) and fine red wattles, about an 1 1/4 inch in diameter at the moment. He recently chipped the tip of his beak (poor lil' dude he looks like he has tiny fangs now!) and has scraggly unkempt wings... ( Idk HOW to solve that I've heard all silkies have unkempt wing feathers, though I don't know whether to believe it) I can only sell him, or trade for a FEMALE bantam/standard silkie with LOCAL chicken owners in the Arizona Pima County Area, who plan on using this sweet little rooster for BREEDING, as a PET or SHOW BIRD only. I don't want to send him to a place where he will potentially be eaten. That just rubs me the wrong way. Anyone in the Tucson, Vail, Marana, Benson, or Sahuarita (surrounding areas of Tucson) who is interested, please contact Hilary at (520)390-6748 or email me, Caoilin, at [email protected] to inquire about purchase or trade.I will have him up for Sale/Trade/Adopt until Saturday, If no one is interested, My teacher has offered to take him, and use him for breeding purposes.