Sunday, December 09, 2012

Woman vs. rooster


For your Sunday morning viewing pleasure, I present a video of me shamelessly taunting Sherlock the rooster through my office window...




He's such a handsome boy. I hope he doesn't get eaten. He goes over the fence every morning and hangs around our garden all day.



Here he is, announcing his manly presence to all and sundry.



He does respect me. I handle all our roosters regularly, whether they like it or not. I also boot them off the hens if they try to mate in front of me. I read a good article on bringing up nice roosters, and these techniques have worked for me. You gently show them who is the boss rooster. So far I haven't had any problems with any of my roosters attacking humans, and I want it to stay that way!

Sherlock wasn't too impressed when I picked him up last night, and sank his beak into the arm of my jacket, but I held him and stroked him until he settled down and relaxed. He's not the biggest rooster but he has plenty of attitude!

Enjoy your Sunday. I promise to catch up on blog reading and commenting very soon.



30 comments:

  1. He's so handsome! And what a manly crow!

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  2. Hee hee. My lady once had Hamish the House Rooster and she worked at home. Hamish would crow when my lady was on the phone with important people. There would be silence at the other end of the phone, then the query, "Er..was that a rooster?" hee hee

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    1. I love that story! I bet that'll happen to Gordon one day while he's on the phone to a client...

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  3. a feisty looking little fella

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    1. He has 'tude, but he does respect me. I pick him up and hold him fairly regularly, while sweet-talking him. That seems to work!

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  4. My daughter took in a duckling that grew up to attack her the minute she went in the barn. She had to find a new home for him before someone went down! My cat was running over to the comp every time you crowed and ignoring the rooster, so I'd say you won that round.

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    1. Unfortunately some roosters (and ducks) do like to go for humans. So far I've been lucky!!

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  5. Nice pictures and he looks so good.

    Hugs

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  6. very handsome indeed :)

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  7. So is he taunting you through the window? He is one good-looking rooster-dude!

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    1. I think he was just checking me out. He still doesn't quite know what to make of me!

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  8. You'll always be boss rooster with a crow like that.. :)

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  9. Now I remember why we don't keep roosters, but he is pretty cool.

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    1. Fortunately they are still locked in their coop at dawn, and I can't hear them up at the house!

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  10. Let's just say if you were a rooster, you'd be soup after the first day of crowing :)
    Sherlock is one handsome dude!

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    1. Hopefully a very nourishing soup!

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  11. He is a handsome one. You are slowly becoming the chicken/rooster whisperer.

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    1. That, or the neighbourhood nutjob!

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  12. Um. I think you need to get out more.

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    1. Tell me about it, sister...

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  13. Rooster with attitude...now that's a story waiting to be illustrated:-D

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  14. Do you teach all the other animals as well. Moo moo, oink oink, etc?

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    1. I will when we have them. I admit, i have oinked at pigs and mooed at cows more times than i care to admit!

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  15. Great video. I live with someone who can talk to cows in their own language. Very impressive (and I'm sure valuable) skills. As for who won, Sherlock walked away; in my sister's world that means you "automatically win."

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    1. Ah, I like that. See, I'm an only child, so I didn't know about those sibling rules!

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  16. He is one wicked looking cock!

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Thank you for all your comments, which I love to read!