So I've heard horror stories about mean roosters and how when they grow their spurs they get mean and start attacking people...and I have to say...I think I have the best rooster around. Here's why:
-He stops traffic. Really he does. He is such a good looking rooster that people driving into the yard stop and say wow. (or some other R-rated version of nice rooster). He stands tall and proud and struts around the yard like he owns it. I mean look at him, he could grace the cover of Backyard Poultry magazine:
-He is VERY protective. If he thinks someone is after one of his ladies, he comes a running, wings out to the side, chest flared up. If one of the hens starts making a quacking sound, here he comes to save the day. And if one of his ladies isn't in the pen at night, he waits around until I find said lackadaisical hen and run her in. Then he has to look around making sure they're all accounted for. So funny to watch.
-He isn't mean. He has never been mean to me or any of the other people that have visited the farm. Maybe its because we raised him that way...or maybe he was listening when I gave my "no BULLying policy on this farm" lecture. (all new critters get this talk, we all get along here, if said new critter doesn't get along, said critter finds a new home.) Who knows, but he's not mean.
-He's entertaining. I can call to him and he calls right back...how weird is that? I rarely hear him before I open the door and when he hears my car leaving or coming back, he does his cock-a-doodle doo. Highly entertaining.
Oh well, cheers to Cogburn!