We have quite a few roosters right now. We have the mixed breed roosters that resulted from the unplanned egg hatching last August.
We have the mixed breed rooster who was spared when he escaped butchering in June 2015 and decided he was too small to bother trying to catch.
We have the Welsummer rooster that was given to us by a neighbor in August 2014. He is now the head rooster.
We have the “free rare chick” now grown up from the chicks we ordered in the spring of 2014. I think he is a Lakenvelder rooster. He seems to like the white hens the best.
We have the bantam rooster that just showed up one morning. We call him “Little Man”. He likes the big hens best.
I could not find our older and last surviving Phoenix rooster from 2006. I fed him bread in the morning but by the time I decided to take pictures he was hiding.
And this is “Old Rooster”. He was the head rooster but no more. I have been feeding him bread out of my hand every morning, and he seems to like that. I am a little surprised that he survived this last winter.
We got him as a Speckled Sussex chick in 2010. Here he is as head rooster in 2014.
I should pay tribute to our all-time favorite rooster “Cogburn”. He is long gone (2008) but still remembered here.
I like having some roosters around. They are beautiful and colorful birds. I love the crowing in the mornings (usually). They watch their hens for predators. They have funny personalities. The ones that are too aggressive need to go. And right now the 5 young roosters are terrorizing the older roosters and the hens. So on Sunday we will solve this problem.