The Boys of Key West

Most of these wonderful roosters have been saved from careers as fighting cocks through organizations like the Key West Chicken Store which rehabilitates them.  Some of them can be seen residing there, at the head of Duval Street.  

Many have found homes where they are retired and no longer used so wretchedly for sport...BUT no matter where you see then, even occasionally roaming the streets of Key West after they have been discarded for being a loser or having escaped, you can see their stance is different from the many other chickens running all over Key West...They have ATTITUDE.  After spending time with them (out of cages and roaming freely in the Chicken Store) they have caught my imagination and I can't help but want to help them by painting them and raising awareness of their plight.

More about these magnificent Roosters:
 Key West Chicken Store