and to make this quiz extra tough, no pictures! Years ago we had some "rescued" egg farm hens that we brought back to health (they had about five feathers each, didn't know how to eat from the ground or drink from an open waterer) and so once we had chickens, people started bringing us random poultry. One on particular was a gigantic rooster. He was huge, easily 2x as tall as our "regular" size hens (not sure what breed they were, solid white, had been used in egg production). He was black, but his feathers were irridescent and shone green in the sun. He had feathers all up and down his legs. He was as gentle as a puppy and followed my mom around like a dog. Would come to her too, But would defend his ladies to the death (and in fact he did ). Just for curiosity's sake, does this description ring a bell for anyone? I would look for chicken images but I'm not even sure what breeds to start looking at. Thanks.