Saturday, 31 May 2014

Rusty the Rooster


A couple of months ago I bought 7 chickens, young ones that still had a lot of growing to do and would start to lay in winter hopefully.  My daughters named them and all was right in the chook house until one started growing big tail feathers, big feet and a bigger body.  She had been named 'Rusty' but has turned out to be a 'he'.  Luckily that name seems to still work!



This is Rusty with some of his ladies.  In the past I haven't been too keen on having a rooster - they can be a bit aggressive and I can do without that.  Rusty seems to have a lovely temperament so far, but he hasn't started to cock-a-doodle yet so I will hold judgement on his personality until all his manhood kicks in.



The chickens are sharing the orchard with a few sheep at the moment and my very photogenic boys decided they should get in the pictures too.



He is certainly becoming a handsome looking bird and I do have a bit of a soft spot for him, so hopefully he will stay nice and friendly and remember that I am the boss!


9 comments:

  1. Spectacular looking birds Jocee, Just give Rusty a gentle reminder of what might happen if he gets aggressive. Love the shot with the sheep looking on, classic.

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  2. HI Jocee He is very handsome and I think he knows it.The sheep and hens look good together. Let me know if you crossed the bridge with me!. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  3. Hello Jocee, Rusty is handsome.. I hope he remains gentle..Your sheep are adorable..wonderful series.. Thank you so much for linking up ..have a happy weekend!

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  4. i like the beautiful variety of feathered flock you have!

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  5. He's very handsome. I hope he won't get himself into trouble.

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  6. A great flock of chooks and sheep! Rusty is a handsome guy!

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  7. Pretty sheep and chooks. Hope Rusty stays calm.

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