Taken in “Rattle Snake Ranch” in 2010

TOP TEN WINNER (6th Place) in the Barnyard April Avatar challenge 3-26-2010

TOP TEN WINNER (2nd Place) in the Lets Go To The Outback challenge

A rooster, also called a cock or chanticleer, is a male chicken (Gallus gallus) with the female being called a hen. Immature male chickens of less than a year’s age are called cockerels. The oldest term is “cock,” from Old English coc. It is sometimes replaced by the term “cockerel” (which properly refers to a young male chicken) in the United Kingdom, and almost always by “rooster” (a relative neologism) in North America and Australia. “Cock” is in general use as the name for a male of other species of bird, for example “Cock sparrow.” “Roosting” is the action of perching aloft to sleep at night, and is done by both sexes. The rooster is polygamous, but cannot guard several nests of eggs at once. He guards the general area where his hens are nesting, and will attack other roosters who enter his territory. During the daytime, he often sits on a high perch, usually 4–5 feet off the ground to serve as a lookout for his flock. He will sound a distinctive alarm call if predators are nearby.

The rooster is often portrayed as crowing at the break of dawn and will almost always start crowing before 4 months of age. He can often be seen sitting on fence posts or other objects, where he crows to proclaim his territory.

However, this idea is more romantic than real, as a rooster can and will crow at any time of the day. Some roosters are especially vociferous, crowing almost constantly, while others only crow a few times a day. These differences are dependent both upon the cock’s breed and individual personality.

He has several other calls as well, and can cluck, similar to the hen. Roosters will occasionally make a patterned series of clucks to attract hens to a source of food, the same way a mother hen does for her chicks.

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Comments

  • KatsEye
    KatsEyeover 4 years ago

    Simply stunning. So colorful.

  • They were all very vocal ~ didn’t like my ringtone…lol ~ got lucky with this shot, though not my normal uploads, I thought that it would be nice to “shake” it up a bit! Thank you very much KatsEye!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • WendyJC
    WendyJCover 4 years ago

    love your timing and title!
    beautiful :o)

  • Thank you Wendy, though lucky on the catch yes, he did make it easy for me. Just couldn’t get a “cluck” in edgewise ~☺

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Vitta
    Vittaover 4 years ago

    Fantastic work!! Amazing!!

  • I was happy that it came out so well ~ Thank you for your supportive comments!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • anaisanais
    anaisanaisover 4 years ago

    Fantastic..

  • Thank you for your visit ~ I appreciate it!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 4 years ago

    I can hear him now! I still love hearing a rooster crow – good memories of a chicken coop long ago & far away…. Great shot of this fine individual.

  • He was most certainly crowing, Other than the timing I had a plenty of chances to get this shot ~ Thanks again!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerover 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture. I love the angle of capture…Hugs…Tom

  • Thank you Sir, I was happy with the POV myself !

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • zumi
    zumiover 4 years ago

    nice capture! it reminds me our farm back home full of animals…lol

  • I will admit, I did enjoy the experience and he was a charmer…..Thanks!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 4 years ago

    Well captured Kimberley!

  • I appreciate that Trish, thank you Ma’am!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • franticflagwave
    franticflagwaveover 4 years ago

    Look at him crow!!! Great photo, roosters are a fav for me……………..Barbara

  • Thank you so very much for the FAVE! I am pleased that you like it that much Ma’am! Thanks~☺

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Elisabeta Hermann
    Elisabeta Hermannover 4 years ago

    Brilliant capture and image!!!

  • Thank you so very much for the comment and visiting my images!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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