6-30-18 On The Rooster,

Kept hearing a cockle-doodle-doo (more like oaoaoaoaaaahhh) from chicken island. I ulimately ordered pre-sexed chicks because it was cheaper without the extra couple roosters, and also because we were attempting to take it step by step so the process ofndealing with brooding and pontential baby chicks all the time seemed a little too much this year. We had to get the electric fences up, build a chicken tractor, move the first twelve out, and later intergrate the two generations.

I chose a heritage breed called the Speckled Sussex. I’m really like how the birds look, like Jackson Pollock spent a weekend being ornery with em. I was thinking a rooster was afoot, so I had started staring at them a bit more. One of their bright, irredescent blue-green oil-sheens, caught my attention. There were other signs of a cock, Gallus Domesticus, an erect and bright red comb, overall size, a classical strut. These noticeable detail were improved and confirmed via the internets.

I discovered that a rooster will have more pointed feathers, while a hens are rounded at the end. The male will also have a bushier neck. And of course sharper and larger back claws, spurs.

To discover if an egg has been fertalized one must take a strong light beside it and determine whether it is clear or opaque. I did, but it was hard to tell what from what. Except for one, where it gone cloudier, and there the primitive first place a single lil red dot of cell swirled.

The rooster offeres a real-world introductory dialogue about love-making with the children. The love touch. Male and Female. Like Mom and Dad. Like You.

I wish you could have seen my sunset last night. Perspective through the bubbling hills of the horizon, it wore a crown as it set. Endless beams to infinity. Champagne hues, oranges and blues, golden-yellow, saucer center, sort of like an egg…

3 thoughts on “6-30-18 On The Rooster,

  1. We’re not breeding so we re-homed our one rooster. I have Plymouth Rock and Rhode Island Red hens – Rockers and the Rhodie. Yours are very handsome indeed and remind me of the best of both my girls. Annnd now I’m glad to know I was checking the eggs correctly!

    1. Chickens are great, aren’t they? Fun to watch and learn about. I’m pretty sure I got a few Rhode Island Reds myself. I’ll let you know how are breeding experience goes. Going to just basically just stop collecting eggs and see what nature comes up with. Thanks for commenting!

      1. I adore our hens! I hoped to do that too by now, but my girls provide us eggs and a needy local family. I’m making our first chicken tractor this weekend. Can hardly wait to see how it does in our first and oversized veggie garden. I’m very glad to meet you!

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