Today's post is an original hand-tinted etching of one of my favorite subjects: roosters, chickens, and domestic poultry. The image shows a Dominick Rooster chasing a hen. My grandmother raised domestic poultry on her farm in Arkansas and she always had a "dominecker" - as she called them - rooster. Not only did the aggressive critter chase hens but he also chased little children. As a kid, I was terrified of the big bird and always carried a stick to herd him off if he came my way. Today I have a Bantam Rooster, and he also chases me.
Original hand-tinted etching by Sandy Scott
Hen and Rooster 5 3/4 x 8 1/2