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I think I have rooster problems

Behold, the Dorking Cockerel. Yes, there really is a place in Surrey called Dorking and it is known for a fine breed of domestic chicken, called the Dorking. They were brought to Britain by the Romans and – unusually for a chicken – often have five toes.

This big metal bird was erected in the middle of a traffic circle in 2007. Locally popular, he is occasionally subject to fond guerilla knitting campaigns.

I have not seen this fine bit of civic sculpture. A visitor from Surrey told me about it and I thought I would share.


Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: January 19, 2023, 9:14 pm

I thought for a moment that the cockerel might be standing on one leg but… no.


Comment from dissent555
Time: January 19, 2023, 11:30 pm

We have our Carhenge over here. Y’all need a Chookhenge!

That Stonehenge needs some competition.

Comment from Some cockerel doggerel writing vegetable
Time: January 20, 2023, 2:36 pm

I think that I will never see
A Dorking Cockerel as big as thee
But if I did, I would beg
To see it standing one one leg!

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: January 20, 2023, 4:46 pm

@ Some cockerel doggerel writing vegetable must be an Ogden Nash fan….

“I never saw a purple cockerel
“I hope to never see one
“But I can tell you anyhell
“I’d rather see than be one!”

Comment from Jon
Time: January 20, 2023, 6:59 pm

I prefer Ponyhenge, but then again it’s a short drive away from me.

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