Pretty boy

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by coolcanoechic, May 27, 2012.

  1. I gave one of my BCM cockerel chicks to my brother a while back and went to see him yesterday. Boy is he growing fast. Have you ever seen such big beautiful eyes on a bird?
    He is such a scardy cat though. He hides behind his girls when you enter the run. [​IMG]


  2. Extraordinarily BIG eye....'the better to see you with...' Maybe everything entering the pen in magnified. It sure makes for a nice looking chicken though.
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

    May 11, 2010
    He's gonna be a good flock watcher with eyes like that! Handsome fella!
  4. CountryKitty

    CountryKitty In the Brooder

    May 3, 2012
    Eyes grow less than most other body parts--an eye that size makes me think that your lovely lad is not nearly grown yet...he's scared because he's still a baby. Give him some time to finish growing and he'll likely surprise you. I had a New Hampshire that matured later than my buff orpingtons--they chased him around until he hit his last growth spurt...he topped out 4-6 inches taller than them and ran them all over the yard. Turned out to be the least human aggressive roo of my whole flock and for 10 years was an excellent and protective fellow. Called the girls whenever he found a goody, watched me handle the girls without even fluffing up at me, and even once charged a young coyote--he was so used to my huge dog that he had no idea the varmint could hurt him, startling it so much that it turned tail and fled.
  5. Hi CountryKitty---

    Quite a tribute to that rooster of yours.
  6. He sounds like he was a wonderful boy!
  7. yorklady

    yorklady Chirping

    May 12, 2012
    He is gorgeous! I have a BCM chick that I hope is a cockrel. His name is Samson ( will change to Sammi if he is actually a pullet) and he is the most spooked chick of my three. He runs to the other end of his brooder box and it takes him a bit longer to come toward my hand when I give them their meal worms. What is your young roos name?
  8. Ha ha, My brother named him Buck. Funny name!
  9. CountryKitty

    CountryKitty In the Brooder

    May 3, 2012
    ChiKcat, coolcanoechick, thanks. He was one of those critters that we have in our life that we judge successive pets by. I cried when a redtail got him last year. I hope to see more pics of Buck down the road--I can see him being absolutely gorgeous and as fine a fellow as my Rusty was.
    Last edited: May 28, 2012
  10. He may be a pretty boy scardy cat right now, but he has a lot of growing up to do. I'm sure he's going to turn out to be a very good roo. He already knows how to sound the alarm for danger and shoo the girls into the coop.

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