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Saturday, 20 March 2010
Chanticleer is a proud rooster - the Don Juan of the barnyard. Chanticleer comes from The Nun's Priest's Tale of the Cock and the Hen, Chanticleer and Partlet which is one of the stories from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.
"For crowing there was not his equal in all the land. His voice was merrier than the merry organ that plays in church, and his crowing from his resting place was more trustworthy than a clock. His comb was redder than fine coral and turreted like a castle wall, his bill was black and shone like a jet, and his legs and toes were like azure. His nails were whiter than the lily and his feathers were like burnished gold."
I took the above photo when I went to buy some free range eggs recently and I was struck at the scene they made.
Today's Quote: If you were born lucky, even your rooster will lay eggs - Russian proverb.