Pistachio was found wandering the streets of Tacoma. Police dropped him off at the Kitsap Humane Society. From there he made it to Refarm Sanctuary. He is one of 5 roosters we host at Refarm. Pistachio is the biggest of them all and we'd refer to him as a lap-rooster. Like a lap-cat or lap-dog, he enjoys sitting on everyone's lap and getting petted.
Roosters don't usually live past a day old. Immediately after hatching, chicks are sexed. The females are put aside for egg production. Males are either tossed in a garbage bag and suffocated or put through a grinder (alive). This is true for both factory egg production as well as those that are destined to become a backyard chicken.
In that sense, Pistachio is lucky. He was probably incorrectly sexed and spared from the grinder. He ended up in a backyard until mature and it became obvious he wasn't going to produce eggs. Rather than killing him, he was likely let loose. After hopefully a brief stint roaming city streets and hanging out at the Humane Society, he will live out the rest of his life at Refarm Sanctuary.