Friday, March 11, 2011

Mr. Rue: the chivalrous rooster...

I am so lucky to have such a sweet rooster....patiently waiting his turn for treats....usually giving his portion up to the girls....such a good little guy. Almost every time I give him a treat he will drop it for the ladies to devour. Quite the gentlemen and the charmer.

It's so cute to watch him forage for bugs and when he finds something good he'll call the girls over, standing tall and proud while the hens stuff their faces. Yet the girls still ignore and sometimes even protest his advances (even when he does his sexy dance--wish I had a video of this!). Poor thing.

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  1. What a beautiful guy.. There aren't too many stories of nice roosters! I love his fluffy tail feathers :)

  2. I have also noticed in the past couple of weeks that our young rooster will do the same things. He will not eat the treats until he is sure the hens have had their share first.

  3. Aww, aren't they sweet? Roosters get such a bad rap sometimes...but they really are such good protectors and providers.