Stuffed Animals Details
** Stuffed Hen
** White with Red Crown
** Made by Hansa
** 14 inch
“Little white hen, cluck, cluck, cluck. How soft your feathers, how keen your eyes as you scratch and peck at the ground in search of corn. How sharp your beak when you…ow! You’re not supposed to peck ‘me’! Oh all right, I’ll put you down, but don’t think you’re getting away that easy.” And thus went the last time one of us went to a farmyard in order to drum up inspiration for a story we wrote about a cute little hen named Clucky.
How did the story go? Well, it was a tale about an evil wizard who stole a boy away from his parents when the lad was just a wee babe in sheets. Then he raised him as his slave until just before his 18th birthday, at which time the boy, who had been studying magic in secret, turned on the wizard and transformed him into a cat. Of course, that’s a tale as old as dirt. Unfortunately, the brain of a chicken isn’t terribly large, so the only thing that came through is “Oo, food!” when the birds were fed in the morning and afternoon and “Ouch!” when the slave plucked one of the chicken’s feathers for a spell component. (We’d like to thank Roberta Williams for the story, by the way. It’s hers. You fans of old computer games ought to look up King’s Quest III).
At any rate, Hansa captures the spirit of the plump, flightless bird with all the featherbrained antics that it can muster. Downy soft and warm, their photo-realistic hen is as fun and cuddly as can be.