Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Cultured Chicken: Gallus gallus domesticus strikes a pose

Thoughts from near and far on the not-so-lowly chicken (6)


Chickens have worked their way into many a quotation over the years, from Aesop to Malcolm X. These ruminations don’t have much in common, beyond their shared reference to the critter science knows as Gallus gallus domesticus. Some of these observations are loving, metaphorical, or whimsical. Others are serious, nostalgic, humorous, literary, even culinary. Some focus on the bird, others on the egg.


Ain’t nobody here but us chickens.

Louis Jordan

Monday, March 27, 2017

Cultured Chicken: Gallus gallus domesticus strikes a pose

Thoughts from near and far on the not-so-lowly chicken (5)


Chickens have worked their way into many a quotation over the years, from Aesop to Malcolm X. These ruminations don’t have much in common, beyond their shared reference to the critter science knows as Gallus gallus domesticus. Some of these observations are loving, metaphorical, or whimsical. Others are serious, nostalgic, humorous, literary, even culinary. Some focus on the bird, others on the egg.


Oh, tough as a steak was Yukon Jake -
Hard-boiled as a picnic egg.

Edward E. Paramore Jr.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Cultured Chicken: Gallus gallus domesticus strikes a pose

Thoughts from near and far on the not-so-lowly chicken (4)


Chickens have worked their way into many a quotation over the years, from Aesop to Malcolm X. These ruminations don’t have much in common, beyond their shared reference to the critter science knows as Gallus gallus domesticus. Some of these observations are loving, metaphorical, or whimsical. Others are serious, nostalgic, humorous, literary, even culinary. Some focus on the bird, others on the egg.


She understood how much louder a cock can crow in its own farmyard than elsewhere.

Anthony Trollope

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Cultured Chicken: Gallus gallus domesticus strikes a pose

Thoughts from near and far on the not-so-lowly chicken (3)


Chickens have worked their way into many a quotation over the years, from Aesop to Malcolm X. These ruminations don’t have much in common, beyond their shared reference to the critter science knows as Gallus gallus domesticus. Some of these observations are loving, metaphorical, or whimsical. Others are serious, nostalgic, humorous, literary, even culinary. Some focus on the bird, others on the egg.


Curses are like young chickens, they always come home to roost.

Robert Southey