Roosters - Good Luck Minis®

No. 347622

by Safari Ltd
$119.99
  • 192 Pieces Per Bag. Only Available in Bulk Purchase.
  • A rooster is a male chicken, and all 150 or so breeds of domesticated chickens come from the jungle fowl of southeast Asia. A rooster can be distinguished from a hen by his longer tail and longer comb. They do crow in the mornings, but they may crow at any time of day.
  • Scientific Name: Gallus gallus domesticus
  • Characteristics: School farm projects or country-themed artwork might be good places for these mini roosters. They also make fun prizes.
  • Size and Color: These mini roosters are red and white with yellow beaks. They’re about the size of a grape.
  • Roosters are part of the Good Luck Minis® collection
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free
  • History

    Roosters have been domesticated for thousands of years, but somewhat more recently, they’ve taken a place atop weather vanes, which perhaps seems curious. The story goes back around 2000 years to the time of Jesus Christ, when he declared that one of his followers, Peter, would deny him three times before the rooster crowed. Fast forward 900 years, and the pope declared that churches should have a rooster attached to their steeples as a reminder of this prophecy. Even the famous Bayeux Tapestry has a scene where men are fastening a rooster weather vane to Westminster Abbey. Weather vanes, with roosters and other animals, made the jump from the old world to the new world, where they continue to sit above farms even today.

    • Recommended Age: 5+
    • Size in cm: 20.25 W x 25.5 H
    • Size in inches: 7.97 W x 10.04 H
    • UPC: 095866347604
    Adult male chickens are called roosters. Although some wild roosters live in jungles, most are farm animals. Although they have wings, they are not capable of flying. Chickens don??t actually need roosters to lay eggs, but only with roosters will the eggs have chicks inside.