Rooster at Dallas hardware store popular bird

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

DALLAS (AP) - A Dallas hardware store owner isn't surprised when new customers have their feathers ruffled over the shop's mascot.

Prince George, a Buff Orpington rooster, occupies a spot in the front of the Gecko Hardware Store and he's proving to be a big draw.

The store's co-owner Andrea Ridout says foot traffic went up noticeably on the weekends when customers realized the rooster likes the attention.

Ridout says Prince George started ruling the roost after a little girl returned him after she learned he wouldn't become a hen. The rooster has occupied the top spot on the store's pecking order for a year.

Dallas officials have given the store an exemption to keep the feathered animal on the premises. Prince George also visits schools and senior citizen sites.

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