You may remember the past blog about the garden statue that looks a bit like the cartoon rooster Longhorn Leghorn and our Zen hen Dora that has a crush on it.
# 1 Ollie By Golly
First is wonderful Ollie by Golly the large mellow French Salmon Faverolle rooster who has seniority . We had Ollie's father and his father before him. so he comes from long line of lineage bred here on the farm.
He has a lovely lilt to his crow ~ must be his french accent.
is Mr. Belvedere
Mr B. if you follow the blog you know is our multi talented, blog famous pony riding, Old English Bantam Roo (Old English is a breed as he's not "old" actually) . Mr Belvedere has been the feathered farm yard show off two years running now and has established his own farm flock. Mr. B gets along well with Ollie when free ranging ( as Mr B. knows how to scoot boot and Ollie is rather cumbersome).
Due to a lot of busy hub bub three new Roos from our Spring hatch somehow are still here and have acquired names ... "rhot roe" ( and no "rhot rhoe" is not a name, its my Scoobie Doo impression) .
I am told " when you name em, you claim em," so I am afraid to say we have named "em".
Newly swinging through the flock with his wavy slick feathers is Rico Suavey a black silkie rooster. At the moment Rico is an odd man out and stays on the outskirts of the flock , but he's working on his swagger to eventually show the silkie ladies.
(psst... Silkies are a breed of chicken )
Then there's ~ # 4 PRINCE ALBERT
Prince Albert is the new golden child of the Cochin Clan and the Frizzle gals . Prince is pretty preener . He has a few clucky Cochin girls that are enamored with him so he's a very happy camper it seems .
Now ~ #5 MEET CLUCK NORRIS
Lastly but not leastly is ~ Cluck Norris ( thanks for the fun cocky name inspiration Shontellemoiselle ;) . Cluck is shiny, sleek stealth and bold , also an Old English Bantam like Mr. Belvedere. This little whipper snapper is barely 6 months old and already causing a ruckus in the ranks kung fooing with Mr. B. , leads me to believe Cluck might need to move on . Can't have Cluck Norris playing king of the hill sparring with my beloved Mr. Belvedere. I swear ( actually rarely and only under my breath ) that when Mr B. sees Cluck Norris, Belvedere gathers up his hens and crows frantically "get the flock outa here" ~ apparently Mr. Norris is intimidating ( hee).
Cluck is actually a good little fellow other than giving Mr B. a bit of guff , he is very people friendly ( Mountain man is a fan ) so perhaps we can just make a nice pen and give him a few hens to entertain away from Belvedere .
Time will tell if Cluck stays or moves up the road to another farm . Oh my , speaking of time, I am writing this at a rather late hour so I think it's time end this rather lengthy fowl post and get some shut eye.
Five roosters crowing in the morning is a lot to wrap my head around , luckily I enjoy watching the sun rise .
Happy Trails ,