Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Aug. 24, 2014: Chicken Hawaiian Style

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We went to Hawaii expecting surf, mountains, palms, pineapples and all the rest...but no one told us about the chickens! Here and there around the islands we found them...on the beach, on mountain trails, in parking lots. Sometimes one or two, sometimes a small flock, but always in beautiful colors like these.

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I can't imagine why this isn't the state bird: Much more elegant and somehow Hawaiian than the nene, or Hawaiian goose!

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Paul, you're beginning to sound like Ben Franklin who wanted the turkey to be the USA's national bird, not the bald eagle.  If he'd seen these photos, I'm sure old Ben would have been advocating for the chickens.

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