The Rooster Puzzle is one of a series of wooden puzzles whose pieces illustrate the various different parts of Rooster, which fall under the vertebrate group.
This puzzle is aimed at the toddler who is still developing their fine motor muscles. The knobs on the individual puzzle pieces enable the child to lift the various components and make the rooster. The visual perception and thought processes are developed as the child learns how to make this puzzle.
Item Number – CHZ0163
For the older child who is studying animals, we suggest you try the Bird Skeleton Puzzle, Item No0169. As the child lifts each piece from this slightly more complex puzzle, the internal bone structure of the bird is displayed.
A comb is a fleshy growth or crest on the top of the head of gallinaceous birds, such as turkeys, pheasants, and domestic chickens. Its alternative name cockscomb (with several spelling variations) reflects that combs are generally larger on males than on females (a male gallinaceous bird is called a cock). There can be several fleshy protuberances on the heads and throats of gallinaceous birds, i.e. the comb, wattle, and earlobe, which collectively are called caruncles, however, in turkeys caruncle refers specifically to the fleshy nodules on the head and throat.
Chicken combs are most commonly red (but may be black or dark purple in breeds such as Silkies or Sebrights), but in other species the color may vary from light grey to deep blue or red; turkey combs can vary in color from bright red to blue.
The comb may be a reliable indicator of health or vigor and is used for mate-assessment in some poultry species.