The Rooster

At the top of churches, in painting, literature, and sculpture... the rooster is everywhere. Indeed, the rooster in Québec carries numerous and diversified symbols. His constancy in singing early in the morning adorned the rooster with the qualities of vigilance and obstinacy. Here, he is found in his capacity of protector. The rooster is placed at the top of a building to protect it, as well as the entire household. These roosters, fabricated in wood and metal, were made by local tinsmiths and cabinet makers.

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