We just bought three young roosters. They are Ameraucanas. Ameraucanas are the ones where the hens lay blue or green eggs. Our roosters are 11 weeks old, so they are not fully mature.
For the first two days they pretty much stayed in their shelter but by day 3 they were walking around and exploring their enclosure. We have them in a geodesic dome starplate aviary for now but after they are bonded to the area we will let them out to free range in the yard.
I did not get any good pictures of them on the first days as they stayed in the shelter, but I thought I might get some pictures today. For a few minutes the sun was out and I gave it a shot, but it would seem the roosters are too friendly and stayed too close to me for me to take a good picture.
Most of my pictures were blurry and totally unusable. Thank heavens for digital cameras rather than wasting film like in the "old days". I did get one okay picture, above, but I nearly cut off one rooster's head, and we know chickens are not too keen about having their heads cut off!
I tried for more pictures but mostly got blurry images of them running back and forth in front of the camera.
In fact of the dozen or so pictures only two were not blurry, here is the other.
This is kind of cute as it shows how cute chicken rumps are. I think a cat walked past the enclosure and got their attention for a moment.
I will try to get more pictures in the next week or so, and of course later when their tail feathers get longer and more showy, by then I am sure they will be out free ranging and eating lots of grass hoppers!
It is nice that these roosters are friendly, we hope they stay friendly and do not become aggressive.