A friend of my moms has a lot of chickens and roosters. A few times a year my mom feeds them and looks after them so her friend can go on vacation. I went with her one day and fell in love with this rooster. He had beautiful black feathers and a strut to match.
I’m a little jealous of people with roosters because they get to have baby chicks! My mom has watched a few little chicken families grow up. It’s really fun to watch the babies chase their moms around. Hens are surprisingly very protective mothers. Our chicken chases Ravens away from her eggs. She has even chased Stevie Wonder around and pecked him on the head. In his defense, he was only investigating the vegetable scraps the chickens were eating. Luckily he is a fast runner and got away without any serious injury.
We don’t have a rooster because I am afraid we’ll get a mean one. Some roosters are pretty docile, but others are very aggressive. The last thing I need is a mean rooster chasing me around the yard. Or chasing Tiny-Small and the dogs. The idea alone is enough to give me nightmares. Another reason we don’t have a rooster is the crowing. I’m not sure I want to be woken up by crowing every day. One of my mom’s roosters crows all day long. I’m sure her neighbors are plotting their revenge!
Anyway, I had the good fortune of capturing a few photos of this lovely rooster and painted him in alcohol inks. Now I have my own rooster and I don’t have to feed him or anything! That sounds like the perfect scenario to me!
I’m still adding hearts to my Etsy shop for Valentine’s Day. Be sure to stop by and check them out. I have quite a few more necklaces and pins to add today.