Friday, August 25, 2023

Rooster, Chicken, Turkey, and Peacock Jokers

I just (Feb 2024) enriched this section with a pair of quite old American jokers.

This article focuses on a subset of my bird jokers (itself a subcategory of flyers and of animals): the rooster, chicken, turkey and peacock jokers.  Here's the jokers from a card deck entirely made up of chicken artwork.

Each card features a fine art illustration of  chickens, roosters, or chicks. It's from Prospero Art ($12.50, still available).

The Piatnik Cabaret deck features roosters on the jokers. Frankly, I don't understand why there are roosters on the jokers.Fortunately, I glanced at the rest of the deck and fell in love with it.  It's basically Toulouse-Lautrec and other artists from Paris' Belle Epoch  with their artwork of the dancers and girls from the end from the 1800s. I put up a whole article about this Piatnik Art Deck  

These next two rooster jokers were, I believe, produced as part of a deck about one of the great video games. Could it be one of the Final Fantasy releases?

Another rooster with comments like: 'Mind your own business', "Work with your Mind', and 'Lead a Quiet Life'. Can anyone explain to me what that has to do with a rooster and what that deck is about?
This next rooster joker is rare and it's one that I think I found in a used deck in a junk store in the 1970s. I was just reading the 52 Plus Joker March auction list and I saw this joker was the A Dougherty joker for their low end Steamboat decks.   
Any info on this rooster?
Another pair of rooster jokers which I can't seem to provide any illuminating information about.  sigh. 

Here's one of my favorite jokers of all time. I bought it in the mid 70s in a barn junk store up in New England.  It is a peacock, not a rooster. It is so beautiful that I wanted to include it and that's why this article is not just about roosters but about roosters, chickens, turkeys, and peacocks.

Since I'm including peacocks, I think this guy belongs here too.

And here are all the roosters, chickens, turkeys, and peacocks  others in some ensemble shots 

Next you should look through  the other animal sections of the joker collection.

    1. Ensemble Animal combinations (cats AND dogs)
    Animals: Flyers - Bee Boy
    Animals: Flyers - Bee Boy
    1. Cats  or  Dogs Now there's a big cat subsection! 
    2. Flyers:  Birds, OwlsBees,  Butterflies  & Dragons . Now there's a rooster & chicken subsubsection!
    3. Horses , zebras, donkeys, giraffes ...
      1. Fantasy horses: centaurs, unicorns, pegasus
    4. Monkeys, bears, and others with paws 
    5. Animals with antlers, horns, and tusks. Elephants too!
    6. Varmints - the annoying small wild animals
    7. Reptiles, amphibians, sea creatures  

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