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Rooster Hokey Pokey and Attitudes!

Fair Oaks is a small town nestled between Carmichael and Citrus Heights, near Sacramento, CA.  The “Town Square” is a small park with local businesses surrounding two sides.  What is most unusual are the feathered friends that roam through out the entire town.  Roosters and Hens peck at the grass and root in the shrubbery and come near people–obviously, well fed!

I am sure many of you remember the song, “The Hokey Pokey”…one of those tunes that can get stuck in your head?  What I noticed as I was processing my numerous rooster shots was they were “doing the Hokey Pokey!”  So here goes a few views of these talented roosters and hens!

You put your Right Foot out!

What goes out…come in…

You put your right foot in!

And now, for the left…

You put your left foot out!

And you shake it all about!

You put your head in!

I must admit…did not capture anymore obvious views to the song…but I did notice some serious attitude as I got a little closer views. Some “head shots” with attitude and feeling…


Snacking on grass

I'm talkin' to you!

Not in the mood!

Eye to eye!

Black and White Hen

This one, just seemed a bit wiser and older–reminded me of a “wise soul!”

Wise old soul

Any identifications are welcome!  Of course, I “Googled” roosters and found a few identifications via Wikipedia…but none that looked familiar.  I was surprised to see that “Fair Oaks Roosters” has a Facebook page…a non profit, so of course, I “liked” them–happy to help:)

Hope your day is wonderful!


16 responses

  1. Trudy Helmlinger

    They still scare me but very cool pictures. Did you get a shot of the little boy being attacked by the bully bird?

    February 20, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    • Ha ha! No children were harmed during my shots!

      February 20, 2012 at 4:41 pm

  2. BirdGalAlcatraz

    These are fantastic! I love the Hokey Pokey dancers and can follow along with the song in my head. Your super close-up shots are amazing and beautiful, especially the penetrating eye.

    February 20, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    • Thanks, Jann! They are pretty much everywhere you look and very friendly!

      February 20, 2012 at 4:40 pm

  3. Really enjoyed this post, Laura. That first bird is a real rock star. Struttin’. Nice study of the Rooster combs!

    February 21, 2012 at 12:42 am

    • Thank you–never have done much rooster research–clear to me there is a lot to learn. Funny to see domestic traits I enjoyed with my beloved Budgie! Know attitude when I see it!

      February 21, 2012 at 2:27 am

  4. Cute and wonderful, all rolled into one! 🙂

    February 21, 2012 at 1:54 am

    • Couldn’t resist! Just wish I could have gotten one shot…”and you shake it all about!” Reason to visit again! Thanks much!

      February 21, 2012 at 2:25 am

    • Thanks Beverly, they are fun to watch. It is clear they are not afraid of people and see them as a food source. I was able to get really close shots with my 24-70 lens:)

      February 22, 2012 at 5:40 pm

  5. Kerry

    Ha good post Laura.

    February 21, 2012 at 2:13 am

    • Thanks Kerry–they are very entertaining…or, is it I am easily entertained? Combo of both, I bet!

      February 21, 2012 at 2:24 am

    • Glad you liked it! Will probably have to visit again with my new camera…50 days out and counting:)

      February 22, 2012 at 5:38 pm

  6. Laura, such a fun post! You photographs are terrific of the Hokey Pokeying Roosters! Their feathers are quite colorful and lovely. It’s nice to see the details in the fabulous close-up head shots. Those faces really have character. I’ve never seen a Black and White Hen before. Very cool!

    February 21, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    • Julie, many thanks! I really enjoyed the closer views and found the attitudes and details quite visible. My first B/W Hen too!

      February 22, 2012 at 5:37 pm

  7. Gorgeous hen and rooster shots, lots of color and really fun views 🙂

    March 4, 2012 at 1:15 am

    • Thank you, Debbie! Am learning there are so many different types of Roosters and Hens:)

      March 4, 2012 at 3:45 am

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