Sunday, 25 June 2017

The Brothers


The three bachelors, through plain cheek and chutzpah have won over the neighbours and have proved to be more popular than any of the birds that have frequented the Ukrainian Village over the years. The reason for this is their blind bravery, for the three brothers spend much of their day on the periphery of the lane at the mercy of passing traffic, dogs on leads and young boys looking for mischief.
They now  have a habit of crowing in unison as soon as a new face, car or animal appears, and puff out their chests like short men at a gym when someone ventures a friendly hello.

Ive caught most of the neighbours feeding them tidbits in the driveways of their houses!
They now move together...... almost as if they were one animal

37 comments:

  1. Oh, you have such a way with words, "puff out their chests like short men at a gym."

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  2. The brothers get along, don't fight. That's great.

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  3. What handsome birds they are. Perhaps consider getting them on Britain's Got Talent, singing in unison. Ant and Dec would go bananas.

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    1. Too late. Ant has already gone bananas.

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    2. Hahaha!

      Jo in Auckland, NZ

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    3. He went into rehab three days ago.

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  4. I've just ridden past them by the field gate .... Funny little characters , two of them were chest to chest , I thought it was a precursor to a fight but it appears they just liked doing it :)

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    1. They never fight....they need each other too much

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    2. Safety in numbers ...shithouses in unison

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  5. So happy to hear that their residence is a good thing at Bosoms. Very attractive fellows!

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  6. I have two roosters who are very similar- they hang out all day long together. They're mostly white, too. I call them Little Richard and Joe Cocker.
    I'm especially proud of that last name.

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    1. Absolutely..Perfect names !!

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    2. "joe cocker" - hee hee hee!

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  7. Three cocks. Extravagant.

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    1. not everyone is as lucky as john.

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  8. When I was little, my grandfather gave me a little Easter chick, that grew up to be my Watch Rooster. No one could come near me when he was on guard. I had a collie too ... they kept a very cordial friendship .. with a proper amount of space between them at all times.
    I loved that damned bird. He died of old age. I made my dad dig a grave for him.

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  9. To agree with our favorite mr Pudding:
    Such handsome boys they are. They brighten the corner lot.

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  10. Now if only the rest of us could get along like that.

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  11. Nice to see the three of them together John - quite unusual; if folk have more than one they usually either find homes for the spare ones (or put the in the pot). I would say they are three lucky chaps.

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    1. All they know is each other.....the hens were too big for them

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  12. A cock in hand is worth two in the bush.

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    1. That reminds me of the old proverb:

      A bird in the hand does it on your wrist.

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  13. I never was overly exposed to chickens as a kid, but I can't ever remember hearing about roosters hanging together like that. Normally it always seemed to end in fighting. That's so cool that they get along so well.

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    1. The lack of fighting might be because there are no hens / females to fight over ... is my guess.

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  14. They are a handsome lot.

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  15. I like the first photo and the way the light falls.

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  16. We don't even need pictures with your writing, John. Love it!

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  17. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;

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  18. Back in the 80's we had chickens: Gregory Peck, Goldie Hen, and Bo Drumstick. We also had some bantam chickens, a little hen and rooster who were so devoted to each other we named them Ronnie and Nancy after the Reagans. (Not my favorite prez, but whatever.) Ronnie would find little tidbits in the chicken yard and excitedly call Nancy over and let her eat them. So sweet. Where we live now in Texas on a street I travel every day on my way to the gym there's a Latino family that has free roaming chickens. The other day the cars ahead of me came to a stop to let a mother hen and about eight little chicks go across to the other side. The chicks stayed in a tight formation around Mom's legs as they all moved quickly in unison. I was so glad the other drivers were paying attention and had the heart to stop for her. Doesn't always happen that way.

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  19. They are very handsome, plus I like the feathered legs. I think neighbors feeding them in their driveway that means they are traveling out and about. Just the idea of see three of the on walkabout together must be so fabulous. What a hoot !

    cheers, parsnip and thehamish

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  20. They're like the kids at the school where I work -- the boys all travel in packs!

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