Location: Daintree, Australia
Address: Mount Alexandra Lookout
Date: May 2012
Jan 28, 2017 is the start of Chinese New Year. This year is the year of the rooster. On our travels we have seen many different types of chickens, but this blog is about feral chickens. Feral chickens are chickens that have left domesticated life behind and taken to the wild.
In Hawaii, the road to Hana is a winding right of passage for many tourists. The road has many twists and turns as you make your way along the beautiful Maui coastline. We encountered some Red Junglefowl at one of the first parking lots we stopped (picture at top of post). The roosters had beautiful feather combinations of red, yellow, orange, green and white.
While in Australia we took a tour that brought us into the Daintree rainforest. The Daintree is Australia's largest tropical rainforest. At Mount Alexandra Lookout we encountered another group of feral chickens. An Australorp is a special Australian chicken that is usually black with a red beak and a red comb. The comb is the part on top of the rooster's head. Again these chickens were just roaming the parking lot without a farm in sight.
Instead of calling these wild or feral chickens we think there should be a new classification called Parking Lot Roosters. While in the Daintree we noticed a small little fruit stand at the corner of the parking lot. It appeared to be operating on the honour system as no one was around. We wondered if it was the result of entrepeneurial chickens or if they were secretly the security guards. Happy New Year roosters!
Map of Our World
Mount Alexandra Lookout , Hana Highway
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