Are You are Duck or a Rooster??? What does this mean

Jump to Last Post 1-5 of 5 discussions (7 posts)
  1. Stimp profile image74
    Stimpposted 8 years ago

    Recently a friend of mine and I went to an antique store.  I have an odd sense of humor and found an antique and very beautiful postcard with a couple embracing (kissing actually...which was suggestive for THOSE days).  Probably from the '20s.  The caption was "Are you a Duck or a Rooster"....what does that mean?

    This continues to be an ongoing and inside joke between her and I. If we ask one another a question and don't have an answer we go "I don't know....are you a duck or a rooster?"

    I have found this post card so charming, I framed it and it's in my home office where I can look at it and laugh because it is just so nonsensical

    Please interpret

  2. ediggity profile image60
    ediggityposted 8 years ago

    Sounds like they were into some freaky stuff in the 20's.

    1. profile image0
      cosetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      haha!! lol

      i think it means ducks are followers and roosters are leaders.

      1. ediggity profile image60
        ediggityposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Well, cock a doodle doo then!

  3. Brian Leighton profile image61
    Brian Leightonposted 8 years ago

    Could it be to do with this Childrens Rhyme:

    It'd take me a minute to tell you this rhyme
    Of the duck and the rooster that I knew one time
    A little duck hatched out a day or two late
    His mama had already gone to the lake

    The little red rooster had broken his foot
    So I put him into a little ole coop
    The little white duck was left out on his own
    So I put them together until they were grown

    Well the duck thought the rooster was limping and lame
    The rooster believed that the duck was the same
    And so they were pals in the coop in the barn
    They huddled together when it came a storm

    Well the weeks they went by and the little guys grew
    The little duck quacked and the rooster cocky dooed
    The duck loved the water and the rooster would scratch
    And neither one knew why they acted like that

    Well one day I turned them both free on the farm
    The rooster went straight to a roost in the barn
    The little duck went to the lake for a swim
    They liked different things even though they were friends

    Well now you should hear them when they say hello
    Though it may sound funny I know that it is so
    I know that is strange but I'll tell you it's true
    When they talk they go quacky doodle do

  4. ediggity profile image60
    ediggityposted 8 years ago

    And then they started making out?

  5. Brian Leighton profile image61
    Brian Leightonposted 8 years ago

    Actually, I think they did and after had baby Ducksters !


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)