Worlds greatest Rooster!!!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by duluthralphie, Sep 10, 2014.

  1. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

    I asked a about a month ago whether I should keep my dictator, bossy rooster.

    Several of you said I should, and a good rooster was a dictator. You were so right.

    Here are the things this rooster, Brutus, does..

    I had a predator attack that killed a small chick, all the chickens were hiding after it. Brutus was one of the first ones out, he went to the roof of the chicks brooder and stood watch for a couple days.

    He is the last bird into the coop at night, I actually see him running the hens into the coop at sunset.

    Yesterday something happened to upset the pecking order. The roosters were all fighting each other. Brutus ran to most of the fights and ended them. NO ONE DARES challenge Brutus. I saw a red sex link roo try, it was ugly, Brutus grabbed him by the waddle and flipped him to the ground and chased him 25 yards or more.

    Brutus enforces a peace!

    The other day while feeding the chickens, I reached down and grabbed a smaller rooster to see how big his breast and drumsticks were....The little rooster cried "like a girl" ( parody of that TV commercial). Brutus immediately stopped eating and took a couple steps towards me. I could see in his eyes he was going to help that chicken. When Brutus saw it was me, he stopped any aggression, but I could see in his eyes he was watching closely....

    Last night do to my wife having a surgery yesterday, I was unable to lock the coops when I normally do. It was pitch black when I got out to them. I found Brutus sitting in the doorway standing guard. When I approached the coop he gave his warning.

    He is an amazing bird! The only test left will be to see how he treats the girls when they start laying. I hope he is good to them>


    And this is the story of Brutus, which is bound to grow to mythical proportions because of his bravery and chivalry


    For those of you asking BRUTUS is not for sale, ( well, unless you get up into the 5 digit price range)
     
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  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Now, you can't post a post like this and not include a picture of the guy..........that's just not fair [​IMG]
     
  3. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

    I shall post a picture of him later, I only have old pictures of him. He is not the best looking guy in my flock by a long shot.

    I would take a picture of him right now, but It is time for my grandpa nap...... And that takes precedence....
     
  4. ShockValue

    ShockValue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is Brutus?
     
  5. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

    Here are some pictures of Brutus, I just took 10 minutes ago...


    Guess his age....

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    I will give you a hint as to his age....When he matures, legends will prevail about him, sonnets will be written, nursery rhymes will be recited by young children, travelling mistrals will warble songs of his feats.... Young chicks everywhere will claim to be descended from him.... But none of this will phase him as he is humble and will only continue to do his duty!
     
  6. ShockValue

    ShockValue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    5-6 Months would be my guess. But I'm a newbie at this.
     
  7. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

    And beings I am telling you everything about Brutus, I must mention his friend and confidant " Rick". Rick is not real smart, but he is loyal and tough. Rick got his name from a local friend of ours that everyone says is the nicest guy around, but not smart enough to come out of the rain...IT was raining cats and dogs one night and all the chickens were hiding under cover, except Rick, whom my wife named at that point. Rick was actually sitting in the rain, ignoring it...

    Rick is most of the time near Brutus or ruling in his absence around the scrap iron pile, the place all the cool chickens hang out...

    Rick will never fight Brutus and always lets Brutus eat first, but Rick will run off anyone trying to eat from Brutus's pile or that wants to fight Brutus.. In retrospect we should have named him Joe Biden....( not a political comment, just one on his position as VP)

    When I took this Pictures Brutus was with the behind the shed the Shed Tree gang to start with, then he went over to the CX's to check the babies, and hang out with the small coop gang.

    Brutus will not let a chicken from the small coop gang into his coop at night. He makes sure each gang is where they belong...

    Here is Rick:

    You can tell him by his crooked toes.

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    BTW I had to go outside during the writing of this and Brutus was with the Scrap Iron Pile gang.
     
  8. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member


    You are close, He was hatched/born on June 1st.
     
  9. islandgirl82

    islandgirl82 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm impressed. Your Brutus hatched just a week before my cockerel and my boy hides behind the one pullet I have that's a few days younger than him. All my other girls are either a few years old or have just begun laying so no one takes him seriously to begin with but I'm hoping that changes when he matures.
     
  10. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member


    TY. And do not fear it will happen,,,,,Brutus is more than your normal rooster...( said like a proudly in peacock Dad fashion)


    Actually I do not recall from when I was a kid or 30 years ago when we had birds, every having a rooster like Brutus, they were just not special..
     
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