Friday, July 24, 2009

A Rooster Ruckus

Driving along on an article assignment I came across Rocky and his feathered friend not seeing beady eye to eye. The cockerel had obviously insulted Rocky when he offered to scramble his hen’s eggs for him. Rocky wouldn’t have any of it and asked him to step outside the coop for a minute.

As the waltz began, insults flew like roosters can’t, from the quality of their crows to the colour of their combs. Authorities were called in but were so entranced all they could do was stand and watch as the cockfight began.


Next, followed a game of ‘see who blinks first’. Rocky was first with a flurry of thinly feathered slurs like “Grow some eggs, chicken”. “We’ll see who’s a chicken, you cocky bastard.”

Then it began. Having been raised in a nearby monastery, Rocky was well-trained in the art of shaolin fowlin’.

“What did you say about my mother?” “She a fine bird, Rocky, just fine!”

Submission was never an option, but unfortunately the cockatrice was turned into a capon by Rocky, the far superior poultry specimen.

It was over, as fast as it began. Chums again, Rocky and the cockerel strolled off to the nearest coop, wing in wing, to see which hens they could impress with their battle scars.

11 comments:

Godknows said...

Lovely photos!!! thanks for sharing.

sarah said...

wow boet!! your pics are pretty schweet!

Doug Greene said...

Great description of a cock fight! Thanks http://maigreenevietnam.blogspot.com

henno said...

Thanks guys, I'm wicked busy at the minute as I'm off to Oz on Wednesday, hence the lack of posts. Hopefully I can get one in before I fly!

Slyde said...

shaolin fowlin’!!

very funny!

Kathy said...

Hi Henno,
I've recently started reading your blog and I quickly became a huge fan. I read all 200+ posts that you made. I'm actually really sad that you're no longer in Vietnam. Thanks for sharing such great experiences and photos.

Geotacs said...

wow great capture of the fight!

henno said...

Thanks guys. Wow Kathy, can't believe you made it through all the posts! That's a great compliment, thank you so much :)

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