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Without further delay, I now present the first recorded audio of one of Rocky’s early crowing practices:



Cyndie reported that this was his third of three calls he made on Tuesday morning.

You gotta agree, that sounds pretty cute, eh?

It’s going to be interesting getting used to having a rooster for the first time. Seems like not a day goes by that we don’t learn something new living in the country.

Yesterday, Cyndie reported that she hand-delivered our completed ballots for the November election to our town clerk at her home. We have successfully voted! Glad to have that civic duty completed early. In so doing, Cyndie met our town clerk for the first time. It’s only been 8-years since we moved here.

I guess it could be seen in a good light that we haven’t had much need to be interacting with local officials for any reasons.

With the pandemic looming large throughout the entire summer, we have seen very little of any nearby neighbors.

Wintervale Ranch may not be receiving a lot of visitors lately but soon the neighbors will be hearing a lot of crowing coming from our little patch of paradise.

I look forward to learning what winter has in store for us. I suspect many hours will be spent sheltering in place.



Written by johnwhays

October 1, 2020 at 6:00 am

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  1. Re:but soon the neighbors will be hearing a lot of crowing coming from our little patch of paradise. Sounds truly wonderful and so, so apt! It is high time to crow:-) Enough of false news!

    Ian Rowcliffe

    October 1, 2020 at 7:16 am

  2. Interesting. I always thought that it was a learned behavior and not inherent to the gender. Need to read up about it. Also, on how do they “sex” chicks and how they missed this one? And what do they do with the males they do detect?


    October 1, 2020 at 7:09 am

    • It is an interesting area: note this phenomenon happens with bees – no queen bee, one is converted – and other creatures, including fish. When Nature come to its limits, it seems to be able to turn things around, sexually speaking. It is an overlooked area. Please, share your findings.

      Ian Rowcliffe

      October 1, 2020 at 7:21 am

    • Obviously, sexing newborn chicks is not a perfected exercise.


      October 1, 2020 at 10:58 pm

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