image Snapshot Sunday – Feral Rooster

A small colony of roosters live on a piece of land near the local sports ground. They have been dumped there by owners who prefer just to keep hens and not noisy, unproductive roosters. The number varies but there are usually about half a dozen birds of various breeds who all live together quite happily. This one is quite a handsome fellow, I think. I have written about the group in another post. Thank you to my fellow blogger Dennis for giving me the idea for today’s post when he posted a rooster photo of his own the other day. His bird looks to be a similar breed to this one.

Feral Roosters



I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.


  1. That is a very beautiful rooster, good photo. Also it’s great that I inspired you, I learned a new vocable in your post 😀 I disliked the vocable I used as it has another meaning too… I changed everything to “rooster” now too 🙂


      • I was quite shocked when this word was showing up on a translation website that I visit if I don’t know a word. When this one was showing up, I thought “I know this word, why is this the only one?” because I didn’t really want to use this word either.

        This translator site did help me out quite often, but sometimes it is missing some alternative words, but overall it’s working fine for me.

        You did it right… I think it’s better not to use words that have also a vulgar meaning, because you never know if Google gets it wrong because the result could be that they could penalize the ranking of our blogs.


      • I expect it is even harder when you are writing in a different language. Even if you know you have used a word correctly if it has a double meaning people may focus on the word rather than the story you are telling. It’s silly that we get so hung up on certain words but we do. I would only use the other word for rooster when talking about poultry but I know that others are different.

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