Friday, July 23, 2010

Poor Speedyroo

Speedy is now the ONLY big boy in the coop. The other three - Scareyroo the drive-by, drop-off gamecock with the nasty sharp spurs, plus Fluffy's no name twin, and Mr. Cornflakes, have all gone to the Amish.  Speedy is feeling a little lost. He's never been the Top Dog in the coop, and now he has all these ladies to take care of. He's been coming to the porch steps alone in the mornings the past few days, just looking sort of lost.  I'll think he'll grow into his shoes soon enough. He is but only 8 or 9 weeks old. Poor guy, though. His comb is floppy, which HAS to affect his feelings about himself.  I'm sure he's really questioning his manhood at this point. Mr. Cornflakes was the epitomy of the rooster on the Cornflakes box (thus, the name) - actually, Speedy's double, but with a GORGEOUS stand-up comb. I really kinda wanted to keep him. What a good looking guy to have strutting around my front yard. But, Speedy is family, and who else is gonna love the boy with the floppy comb? Without making too much fun of him within his earshot, anyway.  (Click twice on the top picture, and you can see how the comb flops over and almost covers his right eye. Poor guy!)   Oh, and those chicks I thought were my black Australorps? Nope. Silver Laced Wynadottes!  How fun!!!

9 comments:

Trudie said...

What does your neighbours say about you having chickens and roosters in a residential area? I'm asking, because around here it wouldn't be accepted on any level. I'd say it's silly, but a lot of my neighbours would feel righteous in being upset.

Dog Hair in my Coffee said...

Funny you should ask. That's a blog post in the making at the moment. MOST of my neighbors LIKE or at least don't mind the rooster. And I really have asked many of them. My really, really, really nasty next door neighbor on one side of me HATES my chickens and rooster. If she weren't such a miserable human being, I would care more, but...
There are a lot of people here in town who are raising chickens and roosters, and have been ever since I can remember. I've been here 23 years now, so it's not new. But they are definitely gaining in popularity, so even more people are getting them. I keep everyone on my block happy (except the cranky one next door) by giving away eggs.

Coloradocasters said...

Don’t all chickens and roosters get a little nervous when a few feathered friends come up missing? Speedyro may be coming up to porch slowly looking for flour breading mixes and cooking oil or even BBQ sauce.

The word “chicken” is not often used to describe bravery. Probably a common characteristic for animals that are considered so tasty. “Buck up, Speedyro. You have rule of the roost…some of us wish to be so lucky.”

Peruby said...

Oh, Coloradocasters you made me laugh out loud. Looking for BBQ sauce... LOL!

Drat! Now I forgot what I was going to post...

Jennifer Montero said...

I know some breeds come with that flop-over comb (roosters and hens alike) - I'm thinking of the Leghorn - so maybe it's breed standard for him? I think he looks debonair and he'll no doubt fill his new role easily. The pictures are great!

Callie said...

Speedy really is a pretty rooster. Love your new chicken coop! Very nice.

Leigh said...

Im sure he will soon realize how lucky he is! ;)
-Leigh

Meandering Michael said...

Yeah, I bet the hens go crazy for that comb-over look.

BloggingBlair said...

eeeek! A rooster! Check out my blog and see my encounter with a rooster! You probably will find it amusing considering you actually have one!