11 hours ago
Certainly looks the part, doesn't he? For all his splendour, he's still just a young thing, not quite six months old. So far, he turns tail and beats a very hasty retreat when confronted by the senior cockerel or even most of the senior hens. We call him Flashman, Flashy for short (anyone who has read the novels by George Macdonald Fraser will get this). Hard to believe it's the same animal in the second photo, with the bit of sticking plaster bracing up his spraddle legs.