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2014-03-20 12:32:12

Howie Mandel achieves the impossible and leaves Jimmy Kimmel speechless - by giving him a Little Rooster Alarm Clock Vibrator as a baby shower gift for his wife live on air! HOLLYWOOD, Calif., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Comedian Howie Mandel gave Jimmy Kimmel a highly (in)appropriate baby shower gift for his wife, Molly McNearney, on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Tuesday - a LITTLE ROOSTER alarm clock vibrator! Little Rooster is the world's first alarm clock to be worn comfortably in the...

2013-06-06 23:02:24

City Chicks - Taking eating local to a new level at Livingston Farmers Market (PRWEB) June 06, 2013 A new trend, raising chickens for fresh eggs, is now popular within the city limits. Concern about factory farming practices has urban dwellers taking their shopping to local farmers markets or better yet, their own backyards. From the suburbs to the city centers, chicken coops are springing up everywhere. The trend is typically with younger families with small children or younger singles....

Roosters Cock-A-Doodle-Doo Because Of Genes Not Light
2013-03-18 16:01:43

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Some of the finest minds in Japan have finally unlocked one of the world´s greatest mysteries. Animal physiology researchers Tsuyoshi Shimmura and Takashi Yoshimura of Nagoya University in Japan have said they now understand what stirs a rooster to crow in the morning, and it´s not the sun. Farmers have relied on roosters as mother nature´s alarm clock for centuries, but it was never fully understood if these...

Size Matters: Roosters Prefer Hens With Big Hairdos
2012-09-04 12:24:28

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Size matters, and bigger is always better, at least when it comes to what roosters want when looking at possible mates. New research published in the journal PLoS Genetics suggests that roosters select the girl with the largest hairdo, or "comb." The scientists, from Linköping Universitet, say that the larger the comb of a hen, the bigger dose of sperm she will receive from the rooster, which leads to more eggs....

Latest Rooster Reference Libraries

Kosova long-crowing rooster
2014-06-30 06:46:03

The Kosova long-crowing rooster is a landrace breed of domestic chicken that developed in Kosovo. Today, it can be found in many neighboring areas including Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia, and Sweden. It was named for its long crow, which can last twenty and forty seconds, although some cocks can crow for as long as sixty seconds. The Kosovo long-crowing rooster varies in weight depending upon the sex, with roosters reaching a weight of up to 7.1 pounds and hens weighing up to 4.4 pounds. Both...

Icelandic Chicken
2014-06-19 13:36:31

The Icelandic chicken is a breed of landrace chicken that has been present in Iceland since its introduction into the region by the Norse during the ninth century. Although the breed has been isolated since this time, its genetic purity is low due to the importation of commercial chickens during the 1950s. During the 1970s, conservationists were able to preserve the breed, which holds a population of a few thousand individuals, and a few flocks have been exported to other countries. During...

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