azure legs of the cock, etc.

Charles Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Fri Jun 30 16:21:41 UTC 2006

"Lyk asur were his legges and his toon":  That's Chaucer's
Chanticlear (a1400).


---- Original message ----
>Date: Fri, 30 Jun 2006 09:16:16 -0700
>From: Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM>
>Subject: Re: azure legs of the cock, etc.
>I wonder whether medieval European chickens could have had
legs of azure/ blue. The only modern chickens I can clearly
recall seeing had red or yellow legs.

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