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The Red Hook Difference: A Rooster Up for Adoption

January 15th, 2009 · 2 Comments

One of our oldest Red Hook sources sent us a link to this ad on Craigslist yesterday that made us laugh out loud. It is from CL’s “farm and garden” section (who knew?) and concerns a rooster in the neighborhood that needs a new name. For some godawful reason the rooster’s name is Alicia Jr. In any case, here it is:

Free Rooster named Alicia Jr. (Red Hook)
You get the picture? Alicia Jr. is 7mo. old and prefers relocation to a sunny farm or some sort of mascot position. He was (obviously) sexed incorrectly. Hand-tame, organically fed, clean and quite the showman.
The good people of Craigslist flagged my posting down in “free stuff”. I’m assuming this is due to the “no household pets” clause, but a rooster (by it’s very definition) is not a household pet. I want to stress that I do not consider this fine bird to be “stuff” at all. He was purchased from a legitimate farm supplier and needs to be relocated. Please be mindful of this because he will inevitably be forced to finish his days as someone’s dinner if I’m unable to find him a home before the neighborhood files a formal complaint. I’ll remove posting when he’s gone.

Anybody out there need a rooster?

Tags: Animals · Red Hook

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 alyssa // Jan 15, 2009 at 10:10 am

    i believe, sadly, that having a rooster is illegal. female chickens, yes. roosters, no

  • 2 Sarah // Jan 15, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    I’m pretty sure that’s why they sound so desperate to find it a new home!