Did you know that every year, the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrates a different zodiac animal? There are 12 of these special animals - the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig. The year 2017 is the rooster! Let’s see what interesting facts Mr. Orlando can tell us about roosters!
You probably think of roosters as crowing right when the sun comes up, but they can “cock-a-doodle-doo” pretty much any time of the day. Some roosters like to crow all day, all the time, while others crow very little. It really depends on their personality.
Rooster crowing contests are a traditional sport in a lot of places like Germany and Belgium. So how do you win one of these contests? Depending on the type of rooster you have, the contest could be for the longest crow or the number of crows in a set time.
According to Portuguese legend, a pilgrim visited the city of Barcelos and was wrongly accused of a crime. He asked the judge to spare his life and declared that the roasted rooster on the judge’s supper table would prove his innocence. Everyone laughed, but when the rooster came to life and crowed out loud, the pilgrim was spared. Today, the magical rooster known as the Rooster of Barcelos is a symbol of luck.