This fellow's name is Wild Bill. He gets that name as he has quite the way with the ladies. He is a white Leghorn Rooster. He would like to think that he is top dog, but he is not.
That honor goes to this fellow. Mr. Fugley. We don't know what he is. His mother hatched him out and his dad could have been any number of roosters we had at the time. Poor Mr, Fugly, He may not be much to look at, but the ladies love him and he is ruler of the roost. Even the dogs leave him alone.
A few more of Wild Bill. He spends a lot of time talking the big talk but is nowhere to be seen when Mr. Fugley comes around.
This is Rudolph Valentino, he is named after the famous Latin lover from Hollywood’s early years. Quite the handsome fellow don’t you think?
He is even brave enough to take on the cats.
But this is what happens when he sees Mr. Fugley.
Now this is what the roosters spend so much time fussing over.
This is one of the ladies they endlessly pursue. Her name is Grace. All of the speckled hens like her are named Grace.
All of the red ones are named Ruth.
All the white ones are named Gladys.
And all the ducks are named Richard. Don't laugh, It just makes thing easier.
And here is why we keep Mr. Bill, Rudolph Valentino and Mr. Fugley around at all. They keep the hens happy. Happy hens make more eggs and more eggs make a happy me!
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