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Monday, March 19, 2012

Just Us Chickens

During our recent trip to Kauai we noticed an unusual addition to the tropical wildlife.  Yep, we saw the famous roosters of Kauai.  Heck, you couldn't miss them or their constant crowing.  Instead of trying to explain the hows and whys, I let them do the honors:

Cock-a-doodle-doo!  I'm a beautiful specimen of a rooster and a direct descendant of chickens that were brought to Kauai by Portuguese sugar cane workers.

My ancestors were domesticated chickens, but some of the other guys have cock fighters in their family tree.

Our big break came in 1992 when Hurricane Iniki struck.

Most of us flew the coop and went out on our own.  
Soon, the chicks were all over and we were crowing our way around the island.

That's right.  We crow all day, everywhere.  We've become a tourist attraction.  See?  We even pose for pictures:

Next time you're in Kauai, look us up.  We aren't hard to find.