Our original rooster who remains is Sir Foggy Bottom, a beauty of a leghorn. Calm, cool, collected is the temperament we are breeding for.
Buff Daddy, whose meat is in our fridge, did not meet the expectations we have for a rooster.
The short list is to:
Watch over the ladies.
Service the ladies with care (aka fertilize the eggs).
Foggy does all these with grace and manners. We feel blessed to have him in our barnyard.
The 18 baby chicks born this spring ~ both Buffy Daddy and Foggy progeny ~ are growing and eating. Life is full.