Saturday, April 26, 2008


Some of my friends know that I collect, or rather did collect chicken/rooster things. I have dishes with roosters on them, I have salt and pepper shakers with roosters and chickens on them, I have shot glasses with roosters on them, and I have chicken and rooster figurines. At one time I had over one hundred chicken/rooster items. I have basically quit collecting, but I hang on to what I have. That being said, I guess it is normal for me to take pictures of them when I go to the fair.

You would think it would be an easy job with them being held in cages, but it isn't as easy for me as it looks. They are constantly on the lookout and the least little thing makes them bob their heads, etc.
I do not know what kind of chicken the one below is...I don't remember the first time I seen one. But I know I was an adult. So if anyone reads this and knows, please leave a comment. I have looked some on google, but not did an in depth search.

Now, the ones above and below are just handsome guys, don't you think. Look at that black--it is so black it is almost like oil in that it reflects other colors. And I bet there are women that would dearly love to have hair the color of the rooster below...I know I sure wouldn't mind.


Marie said...

We had chickens many years ago. Roosters have gorgeous shining plumage.

Your photos are beautiful!

Abe Lincoln said...

I really like your chicken pictures, Rose. And when I go to the fair that is one of the barns I visit. Chickens and ducks, and things like that. I just took some pictures of Guinea hens this morning. First I have seen in ages. They used to keep them on farms instead of watch dogs. The Guinea Hens made more noise and were always on the alert. So many had them like watch dogs.

I enjoyed your post.

The word verification thing is really too hard for me to work out so I probably won't be back and leave comments in the future. It just takes too many tries to guess the letter.s

The Texican said...

Thanks for coming by today. Yes, I borrowed the photograph of the lawn mower chopper, so feel free. I wrote a post on duct tape you might enjoy around April 18th. I think it was entitled "Back to Bacon and Beans". I have seen the Red Green show and I liked the comedy. Thanks again for dropping by and stop by anytime.

dot said...

I love your rooster pictures. That third one is really strange looking.

Barb said...

Interesting blog entry, who knew there were so many different roosters! Down the road (my neighbor) allows his chickens to run free, some roosters and some hens, he claims the eggs are richer and they are brown eggs! Unfortunately NOT everyone drives carefully when the chickens are on the road, and sometimes it is NOT a pretty sight (makes me sad)!