So we took the Barr Rock, Little Man, and 2 of Amelia's boys to the sale today. It's a weekly auction in Hagersville which is fairly close to us. There is always a variety of poultry on hand and it's always busy. Since all of our gents are "unusual", they will be bought as breeding stock almost certainly. It gives them a chance to go to a flock of their own and have their own hens, as opposed to living under the shadow of older, more experienced roosters.
It was sad to leave them there - I felt uncomfortably maternal about them and pretty guilty about giving them up. But really, it's the only way to have a successful and calm flock - there can't be hoards of roosters running around. So I hope that they went to good homes where there are lonely hens waiting for handsome roosters to come visiting!
We kept the handsome fellow that is pictured - he is the "mohawk" rooster, a frizzled cochin / polish cross. He is an exceptionally unusual rooster and should sire some amazing chicks down the road!