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Famous Cartoon Chickens: What are their Names?

I heard you were wondering what is the name of that cartoon chicken in that funny cartoon show. You know, the silly, little, cute, tall, fat, cocky, cock-a-doodle-doo, rooster or hen? Well, I know the chicken cartoon you mean. Enjoy!

What's the name of the cartoon chicken that says, "I say, I say, I say boy"?  Well, my friend, that chicken is a rooster. 

His name is Foghorn Leghorn, and he's often referred to as the Looney Tunes Chicken. He appeared on the Bugs Bunny and Road Runner Show, Merry Melodies, and he even won an Oscar. Well, one of the cartoons he starred in won, "Walky Talky Hawky" in 1946.  His buddy is a Rhode Island Red, aptly named, Red.

What's the name of the Superhero Chicken? He's also a rooster, and his name is Henry Cabot Henhouse III. He says, "Bawk for Super Chicken." He played on the "George of the Jungle" cartoon series. He drinks super sauce out of a martini glass to transform into a hero.

What's the name of that little chicken with big glasses on the Foghorn Leghorn Chicken Cartoon? His name is Egghead Jr. He first appeared in 1954 on "Little Boy Boo".  His mother's name is Miss Prissy. Foghorn liked to say, "That boy, I say, that boy..." often  in reference to the little chicken.

What is the name of the chicken in Chicken Little? Little Rooster, again. Chicken Little was his name, but they often called him "Ace".  He had glasses too. This Disney cartoon came out in 2005.

What is the name of of the chicken in that cartoon?
Photo from Wikipedia for the movie soundtrack.

What is the name of the chicken in the Barnyard movie?
In 2006, Rob Paulsen played a silly chicken in the movie Barnyard.
His name was Peck. Again, a rooster.

What is the name of the chicken in Rock-A-Doodle?  The movie came out in 2004. His name is Chantecler. His name refers to a breed of chicken originating in Canada. 

In the 2000 movie, Chicken Runthe Rooster's name is Rocky. Hey, hey, hey... the girl got a star. The hen in this one is named Ginger. In the end, they want to know which came first, the chicken or the egg, so they can start a chicken farm.

There is a new cartoon the kids watch on Netflix, "Chicken Town".  The rooster is named, Zino. Polly (the landlord) is always after his chickens.

What is the name of the rooster chicken in that cartoon Chicken Town?
The French cartoon, Chicken Town is on Netflix. Picture from Animation Magazine.

                             Real Baby Chicks Picture

What do you call a baby chicken? 

Adult male chickens are known as roosters or cocks and females are called hens. Cock-a-doodle-doo! However, in  baby chicks under 1 year old, females are called pullets, and males are sometimes referred to as cockerels. 

If you are purchasing one at a feed store, straight-run means they haven't been sexed so you can have boys or girls. Sex-link means the chicken is from two different breeds of parents. The male and female chicks show  different feather colors at birth, so they are easier to identify.

What is the name of that duck baby in those old movies? Pick me, I know!
Baby Huey is not a chicken.

Which brings me to my favorite chicken! But wait, he's a baby duck or duckling. He first starred in "Quack-a-doodle-doo" in 1949. Huh? I always thought he was a big chicken. Anyway, his name is Baby Huey. You know the one... so silly, so duh-y.

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