Sad Day Yesterday a Legend is Gone!!!!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by lockedhearts, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
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    I rarely post here anymore but since most of you that have been around awhile knew that I had gotten him from Speckledhen, I felt I should.

    The Wonderful Gorgeous Barred Rock Rooster, The Infamous DUTCH is gone [​IMG]

    I found him yesterday when I went out to feed and water. He had been in the middle of a molt so am sure that and our weird warm/cold weather had a lot to do with it.

    I called Cyn to let her know and he is buried along side some of the others we have lost.

    Dutch will be missed greatly. I am so blessed to have shared my life with him, even if for a short time.

    Dutch was happy here, he had 4 girls of his own and was very good to them.

    I am also happy that I did not sell RuPaul, my rooster that was one of Dutch's offspring.

    GoodBye Dutch Boy [​IMG]


    Here is a pic of Dutch

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    Here is RuPaul , Dutchs Son

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  2. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    So sorry...he was beautiful! [​IMG]
     
  3. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    I read Cynthia's post regarding Dutch's passing. I am sorry for your loss; he was a handsome bird, and I am sure he will be missed. It sounds as though he was happy and exceedingly well cared for and loved. What more can a chicken ask? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. satay

    satay oz-e-chick

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    I am so sorry for you loss. I lost my beautiful FOGGY a Barred Rock Roo earlier in the year. Not sure what it is with that breed of rooster but I cried for days when he died. They have the best personality.
     
  5. jdw2476

    jdw2476 Out Of The Brooder

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    sorry to hear about the loss of that beautiful guy i also lost my buddy rudy roo on thanksgiving when a cold front came in with rain and he refused to go in the coupe i found him dead the next morning with the hens laying next to him ill post a pic it isnt a good one but he was a beautiful RIR roo.

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  6. Buttercup Chillin

    Buttercup Chillin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2008
    SouthEast TX
    I remember a Roo named Dutch, sorry he's gone now.
    This is a depressing thread but I am so glad you have his offspring.

    Dont know why but it seems harder to loose a good Roo than a favorite Hen.
     
  7. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
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  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Thanks to Karen for giving him a second chance. Late in life (over a year and a half old), he and I developed some issues between us stemming from a period when we had to remove him from his girls at night to allow his wattles and comb to heal from tussles with his younger brother--they'd pick at him at night on the roost. He had decided I was to blame for some reason and on occasion, he would rush me or bite. He finally, after many months of on-again, off-again stuff like that, flogged me and came back for round #2.

    We almost put him down, but Karen said she'd like to have him and we let him go live with her. He had a few months that he wouldn't have had otherwise. Dutch was a fine flock rooster, very gentle with his girls, wonderful in every way except for that last period of time when he decided I wasn't his friend anymore. I will miss knowing he's in the world. Thank you, Karen for giving him a chance. As with all of Hawkeye's sons, he'll always have a place in my heart. I still have Zane, who is 3 years old now. Dutch was just a few months younger than Zane.
     
  9. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    RIP, Dutch. You have had many that loved you dearly...something very special... [​IMG]
     
  10. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

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    Lockedhearts and Speckledhen -

    So sorry to hear that Dutch died - he was magnificent, a Roo to be proud of!

    My thoughts are with you both

    Suzie

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