Discover the Curious History of the Gallic Rooster of France
Contributor blog post by Margo Lestz:
Many nations are represented by the symbol of an animal. Normally, they choose one whose characteristics reflect those of the country: The United Kingdom chose the brave lion and the United States claims the majestic bald eagle. What animal do you think represents France? … The barnyard rooster.
…Continue reading here to discover why the Gallic Rooster is in fact the oldest symbol of France. Apparently this rooster (le coq gaulois in French) can be traced back to Roman times. The emblem of the cockerel gained popular approval during the French Revolution – the people’s bird. Now you see the Gallic Rooster on sport’s teams logos and much more. Enjoy this curious history by
Via:: The Curious Rambler