Sep 17 2010
Before I began researching this lesson I thought a wattle was merely the fleshy skin that hangs from the throats of some birds. But according to Wikipedia a wattle “is a fleshy dewlap or caruncle hanging from various parts of the head or neck in several groups of birds, goats and other animals.”
That means these roosters have wattles (the red fleshy flaps) hanging from their throats and their cheeks.
I think the tall rooster has more to tell us. I bet he’ll be back next week.
(photo by Ron Proctor on Wikimedia Commons. Click on the image to see the original and its attribution.)