Chickens & Roosters on Kauai
They are everywhere! Some people love ‘em and some people hate ‘em! But where did they come from? All domestic chickens are descendants of the red junglefowl which were brought to Hawaii by the Polynesians. Captain Cook, in 1778, brought domestic chickens from England which the Polynesians then cross-bred. These chickens roamed the islands in small numbers all the way up to 1992. That was the year Hurricane Iniki destroyed the island releasing captive chickens into the wild where they hooked up with their distant free roaming cousins! And the rest, as they say, is history!
Our Mascot “Big Boy”
Big Boy was a beautiful rooster who lived in my yard. I watched him grow from a chic peaking out from underneath his mother to an ugly awkward teenager leery of his father who scolded him quite often. His first attempts to use his new voice where hilarious, cracking just like a humans progressing from pre-teen to teen. Eventually, he perfected it, but his crow was different from every other rooster I have ever heard. It was short and to the point and not that loud.
He loved my taro chips, was friendly and trusting and provided me hours of enjoyment. He grew to become the beautiful fellow you see here.