A rooster weathervane is a depiction of a strutting rooster or cock and fashioned out of either iron, bronze, aluminum, steel, copper, or brass. The rooster is then set atop a revolving pointer, otherwise known as a weathervane, and together they help indicate the direction of the wind. Traditionally the first rooster weathervanes were crafted out of bronze or iron with the latter materials commonly used to sculpt rooster weathervanes today.
Let’s be honest, roosters are stately and commanding! In other words, well deserving of its elevated position on a house cupola, barn cupola, or even a chicken coop cupola. 😊
However, did you know HOW roosters became one of the most popular accents atop homes and churches all over the world?
Do you know which Pope “ordained” (literally mandated) the use of rooster weathervanes atop the steeples or domes of every church?
Enjoy discovering the facts about rooster weathervanes by checking out its EPIC history!