A month ago my family was having to decide which roosters to keep - a tough decision considering we had a whopping 30 roosters. Well, we narrowed it down considerably.
Ultimately, we based our decision on size AND attitude. Some were easy decisions while others a little tougher. So, now I have six roosters. That is still a few too many, but so much nicer than when 30 were running around crazy.
IGGY -the Polish. He made the cut by the barest margin and only because my oldest, Jammin', begged for his life. For some reason, that kid totally loves this rooster. (I think it is the fancy hairdo).
CHARLIE - the Welsummer. I was totally willing to let this guy go but my husband made the save. "He is such a beautiful rooster. Look at his coloring. We need to keep him."
HAWK - the Brahma. Look at this guy and compare this picture to his from a month ago. He has filled out and is amazing. Unfortunately, due to his size he knows he is bigger than everyone else and sometimes has a little attitude. He may not make the ultimate final cut.
MERLIN - the Maran. There isn't much to say about him except he is big and meaty. Right now he is looking for a harem of girls so tends to steal from the other roosters. There are plenty to go around. The hens tend to give him a cold shoulder but I'm sure they'll warm up to him soon.
BUTLER - the Cochin. He doesn't crow and he doesn't fight, so right now he is fine having around.
TYLER - the Cochin. We can't get rid of him. This is Jammin's 4-H rooster....but see that little white feather sticking up from the base of his tail? That is a disqualification for this breed. Like Butler, he doesn't crow or fight so he is fine hanging around until we decide what to do with him.
Each rooster has it's own personality. I enjoy spending time in the morning watching them. I like to catch them unawares and hold them while I walk around the chicken yard. I admit it - I'm just a crazy chicken lady.