Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Please let me stay!

This gentle rooster hatched last year. He's the only single-combed chicken on the place. The rest of my full-sized chickens are pure Wyandotte of one color pattern or another, all with pea combs. I suspect the mother hen sneaked across the road to cavort with that big strapping single-combed rooster from my neighbor's flock. Mr. Floppy Comb is so sweet I haven't had the heart to cull him yet. He's also good for a little evening hide-and-seek entertainment while he tries to trick us into letting him remain in the safety of the henhouse. He's at the bottom of the pecking order and hates roosting with the bachelor roosters.
Photo by LauraP

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