Friday, September 3, 2010

upset

I decided to name my second Ameraucana rooster Upset, after the not-so-famous horse. If you're furrowing your brow in confusion, here's the story of the name: There was a very famous race horse named Man o' War back in the 1920s. He was amazing. He was undefeated and unstoppable on the track. I say "was" because he wasn't entirely successful... In his illustrious career only one horse beat him in a race. That horses name was Upset. Till this day the phrase upset is used in sports and politics when an underdog takes the day.

I want this chicken to win.

Chuck Klosterman was put in the freezer because he was a man of war. He was violent as hell, loud, and angry. I'm going to hope that Upset beats him at being a good farm rooster. I'm going to hope he watches over his girls, croons like lounge singer, and leaves the memory of that mean ol' bird in the dust.

15 Comments:

Blogger Michelle said...

What an amazing looking bird! Love that strut! I hope Upset is all that Chuck Kloosterman wasn't, and more!

September 3, 2010 at 9:26 PM  
Blogger Geek 3000 said...

hey do lot's of hand feeding and picking him up. Roosters can be sooo much friendlier than hens. you just need to use some of your womanly wiles!

September 3, 2010 at 10:20 PM  
Blogger Patsy said...

Does he get along with Winthrop?

September 3, 2010 at 10:53 PM  
Blogger bookjunky said...

If it's the same breed, chances are slim I'd think. But maybe Chuck was just a mean specimen.

September 3, 2010 at 11:18 PM  
Blogger Thinkin' Out Loud said...

This is Totally unrelated but I just found out theres a new book at my library. I thought you might like to know, it's called,
Appalachian Dulcimer Traditions (American Folk Music and Musicians)

September 4, 2010 at 1:42 AM  
Blogger sheila said...

and if he turns out to be mean there is always freezer camp for him too. By weeding out the unruly ones you will eventually get to a rooster that works for your farm.

September 4, 2010 at 7:25 AM  
Blogger Dunappy said...

My Americauna Rooster has been here 3 or 4 years now and he's the best rooster I have. Never once offered to pick a fight.

September 4, 2010 at 10:12 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Winthrop ignores him, and WInthrop continues to be the honcho around here. He rules with a jelly donut fist, all coos and running away from me when I show up.

September 4, 2010 at 10:21 AM  
Blogger Poppy said...

Looks like our silver laced wynadotte rooster but young and skinny. Ours is mean.

September 4, 2010 at 11:38 AM  
Blogger bjwh20 said...

just like Geek 3000 said, handle him alot. Carry him while you wander your land and he will become putty in your hands!

September 5, 2010 at 2:29 AM  
Blogger bjwh20 said...

Just like Geek 3000 said. carry him around while you wander your land. Get him used to being handled and he will be putty in your hands.

September 5, 2010 at 2:30 AM  
Blogger bjwh20 said...

Just like Geek 3000 said. carry him around while you wander your land. Get him used to being handled and he will be putty in your hands.

September 5, 2010 at 2:30 AM  
Blogger Manzanita Farms said...

I love "Upset".

I have an Americauna female that is just starting to show the tufts on her face and should be laying eggs soon. Can't wait for this Easter colored eggs. Very exciting. May "Upset" be the Dali Lama of roosters :-)

September 5, 2010 at 3:22 AM  
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September 7, 2010 at 2:11 PM  
Blogger Sarah Rachelle said...

I saw this article on Mother Earth News' website and thought of you. It sure made a lot of sense! Good luck with the new guy!

http://www.motherearthnews.com/happy-homesteader/help-for-agressive-roosters.aspx

September 7, 2010 at 2:12 PM  

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