What is the breed of our rescue rooster!!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BookWorm243, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. BookWorm243

    BookWorm243 Songster

    Oct 13, 2010
    Franklin, NC
    Hello! So me and my mom were out looking at a house that is for sale today and this little guy ( really not that ittle ) was living in the bushes! After asking the Neighbors they said that the people living in the house had been gone for awhile and they had no clue who he belonged to. So I spent 30 minutes runing thru the bushes trying to catch this guy, LOL. He is really under weight!!! Once I caught him and got in the car he was a different bird!! You can tell he was someones pet. I'm thinking he was raised as a pet and when they realized he was a rooster they dropped him off. I don't think he is that old, his saddle/hackle freathers are in but he still has no spurs. Anyway he slept in my lap the whole 20 minutes it took to get home, I'm not kidding :) I have him in our coop right now and he seems to be settling in. I gave him some food and water, which he devoured!!! He is super sweet, he doesn't mind me holding him or peting him. So what breed is he?? I was thinking a light sussex but I wasn't sure. He is a big guy, alot bigger than my last rooster!!! Sorry for the horrible picture!!!

  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Light Sussex
  3. BookWorm243

    BookWorm243 Songster

    Oct 13, 2010
    Franklin, NC
    Thank You!!! Do you think he is hatchery quality???? Just wondering :)
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2012
  4. anderson8505

    anderson8505 Peace, Love & Happy Chickens

    He is very lucky that someone like you found him. [​IMG]

  5. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Songster

    May 26, 2011
    North Carolina
    Good job rescuing him! I have a roo that just showed up he looks like hes a year old and I have yet to catch him. He doesnt roost here he roost somewhere in the woods. Hes a pretty boy.
  6. BookWorm243

    BookWorm243 Songster

    Oct 13, 2010
    Franklin, NC
    Oh, Thank You [​IMG] I felt so bad for him this evening. He is by himself in the coop and I went out right before dark to check on him. When I opened up the door he ran across the coop laid down by my side, dug his head into my shirt, and started I guess you could say "cooing" to himself [​IMG]
  7. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Crowing

    Mar 2, 2011
    Knee Deep
    Hey Allabout, nice roo, is he the reason we aint seen you around much lately. [​IMG]

  8. BookWorm243

    BookWorm243 Songster

    Oct 13, 2010
    Franklin, NC
    Scarlett456, I hope you can catch your stray roo!!! What kind do you think he is?

    Hey Ramirez, We have been super busy lately and I haven't been able to fine the time to get on [​IMG] You wouldn't happen to want a pet rooster, would you? Or know of someone who does? We are going to see is we can find his owner. If not I don't think we can keep him. All we have are chicks right now, he's going to be all by himself [​IMG] Or maybe I should just get some Light sussex hens to go with him, LOL. Chicken math [​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2012
  9. anderson8505

    anderson8505 Peace, Love & Happy Chickens

    How cute!

  10. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Songster

    Aug 2, 2011
    Midway, GA
    If I hadn't already fallen in love with one of my barred rock boys (all 10 days of him), I'd take him... But alas, I'm bound for a BR roo.

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