Our rooster stands tall and proud as he struts about the yard. He is bigger, more colorful and taller than all the other birds. Recently he's gotten some shimmery emerald green tail feathers. When it's getting dark and he is trying to corral his girls into the coop, he gets mouthy and bossy. They don't always listen but he is insistent! Yesterday we heard his first real crow: a hearty cock-a-doodle-doo. I was working in the garden midday while the boys swam and I heard it. It took a minute to register and just as I ran over to ask my family if they heard it too, he did it again: cock-a-doodle-doo! Our boy is finding his voice. Hopefully he won't start getting mean because he is fun to watch as he tries to manage his ladies and keep everyone in line.