I grew up with chickens and had a lovely pet bantam rooster who went everywhere with me on my bicycle handlebars as a kid in Alaska. Now I am finally in a situation where I could have my own birds, so we welcomed 7 chicks into the family in February (4 "Americaunas" which I've since learned are probably Easter Eggers and 3 Rhode Island Reds from a local feed store). The girls have just started laying, and one of the EE turned out to be a gorgeous rooster (of course I'm likely biased being his "mom"). They roam free on our property and I can spend way too many hours watching them! Love them! Becky Ps: I really do know how to spell Washington correctly!