SOYU: The Chinese Zodiac 2012
Illustration created for SOYU.

People think that a rooster is a common bird not regarded as elegant or cute, it does not have any mystique or poise, but as a sign of the zodiac it deserves grace and style, there are many birds nowadays bred for decoration and these birds are a fitting reminder that even the common and the mundane can be transformed into something special and unique.
Roosters are naturally proud and fight to the death so to show a bird as noble as this would make a worthy icon for the zodiac.