Chicken Fever

So it seems a few of us have a bit of a chicken fetish.

The rooster who caught my eye all those years ago

The rooster who caught my eye all those years ago

 

A wooden tray with a chooky decoration

A wooden tray with a chooky decoration

I started collecting chooks about 12yrs ago. I was selling stuff at a swapmeet and a lady had the most magnificent ceramic rooster on her table. I eyed it off all morning and thought to myself that if it was still there by packup time I would have to have it. There were a few nerve racking moments when it looked like he was going home to someone else, but by the end of the swapmeet he was still sitting there, proudly and silently crowing to all and sundry.

 

Another gift

This one rocks back and forth, very cute

A cute couple

A cute couple

When I asked the lady about him, she said that she had made him at a ceramics class. I was very impressed with her work. She said that her next project was going to be the matching chicken, so I gave her my phone number to call me as I would be interested in buying it to match. Alas she never called, maybe she lost my phone number, and I hadn’t thought to get hers. So all alone he crows.

A birthday present

A birthday present

 

A "board" chook and rooster

A “board” chook and rooster

Over the years I have added a few more and have been given some gorgeous ones from friends. I thought I would share my collection with you.

A spanish cockerel with his friend the spanish oil jug

A spanish cockerel with his friend the spanish oil jug

Hope you enjoy the photos.

A glass cutie from my son

A glass cutie from my son

5 thoughts on “Chicken Fever

  1. You are the chook queen! Feel free to stash as many of the real deal as you can in your and Bruce’s luggage when you head back home in January…I am counting on you taking at least 10 as they seem hell bent on reproducing and taking over the earth…

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