The pet rooster was a Christmas Day meal.

“I was talking about my pet rooster. His name is Bruno, and he’s a real joy.”
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However, some are never safe to have around. Sadly, I heard from one mother whose daughter needed reconstructive surgery after the pet cockerel tore into her daughter’s face. It used to be that chickens were expected to live amiably with others in the farmyard, and breeding stock was selected for temperament. Only the nicest roosters were bred. But, that is not the case today – hatcheries select solely for looks or egg production. If you end up with an aggressive bird, please don’t keep him.
Family Fighting to Keep Their Pet Rooster "Pecker"
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in 1988, I moved from the island of Kauai to the big island With my pet bantam rooster. I took him in a carrier to fly over and the airline asked me if he was a fighting cock. I insisted that he was a pet. they kept asking and I kept insisting. Finally the ticket agent shook his head in discust and told me that I should have said he was a fighting cock because then he could have flown for free. As a pet his ticket was $30. It's because the Lerouxs of Laconia have a pet rooster they named Pecker.
Photo provided by FlickrPets for the Rooster Rampage quest.
Photo provided by FlickrPets for the Rooster Rampage quest.
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Born of a jam session in West Columbia, Texas during the 1990's - The Pet Rooster Band first took the stage at one of the second Saturday shows produced by the Brazoria County Bluegrass Association. As the story goes, Jay was jamming with a few folks behind the building when the emcee (Clinton Caroon) stuck his head out the back door and announced they were going on next and needed to know the name of the group. Without missing a beat, the guitar player (David Mintz) blurted out "Pet Rooster" and thus began the group!When Cathy and Jay moved to Texas it was understood they would look for bluegrass music. They discovered it at the monthly Brazoria County Bluegrass Association show where they found David Mintz singing amazing vocals and Britt Keane playing a fine mandolin. As the original Pet Rooster Band was being formed, Cathy was recruited to play upright bass and sing high harmony against David's great lead vocals with Jay's smooth baritone line completing the sound. Over the years, Cathy said she had a blast playing and singing with the band and created many friendships and memories along the way.As mentioned on our home page, we are a bluegrass band whose repertoire includes a mixture of traditional tunes along with a few variations outside of the genre. This includes classic country, western swing, Americana and even some jazz standards. We'd like to thank you for visiting our web site and the sections below provide additional information on the current members of The Pet Rooster Band.As a founding member of The Pet Rooster Band, Jay has assumed 5-string duties through each iteration of the roster and is an excellent harmony singer as well.The current version of The Pet Rooster Band is allowing Cathy to relearn the guitar and expand her repertoire of songs. In addition to singing lead on many of the tunes on a given set list, she also provides amazing harmony lines when supporting other lead vocalists.Joining The Pet Rooster Band represents a return to bluegrass music - after twenty years of involvement with ministry in the church playing guitar and bass in the Katy area. He loved the opportunity of combining a passion for making music with serving the Lord.