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    Posted 5 months ago

    Newfld
    (1359 items)

    This 2 1-4"W goldtone brooch is of a roadrunner bird with small light blue rhinestones and iridescent blue enamel wing. By UltraCraft of Johnston RI (1960s-1980s)`with their mark Ultra, ca the 1970s

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    Comments

    1. dav2no1 dav2no1, 5 months ago
      Cute roadrunner..its funny that lots of people think these birds are large after seeing the cartoons. They are less than a foot tall in reality.
    2. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 months ago
      The first Roadrunner brooch I've ever seen. It's great Jenni!!!
    3. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 5 months ago
      This reminds me of my first Roadrunner and how I loved to wear that beaute !~
    4. DejaVu2 DejaVu2, 5 months ago
      I've seen many roadrunner brooches, but this one takes the cake, with its gorgeous enameling!
    5. Vynil33rpm Vynil33rpm, 5 months ago
      Even makes the coyotes howl
    6. Newfld Newfld, 5 months ago
      Many thanks everyone for the love
      DejaVu
      vcal
      Dave
      Drake
      Leelani
      Scott
      sherrilou
      prettymollie
      Giana
      BHIFOS
      fort
      Reise
      Phil
      Mike
      Vet
      kivatinitz
      Thomas
      Vynil

      And thank you for your fabulous comments

      Dave you're right, we always associate these birds with the cartoons where they look bigger

      Scott, I was really glad to find this roadrunner design, it's very unusual which you know I like!

      Phil I searched for a roadrunner brooch specifically for you as you had mentioned you had one you loved, & am so delighted you liked it

      DejaVu I love the iridescent enamel wing too, that and the fluffed up head make such a cute roadrunner. UltraCraft is a newly found co for me, I'll have to check out their other items

      Lol Vynil, somewhere Wile E Coyote is most certainly howling at this guy!
    7. keramikos, 5 months ago
      Newfld, Cute. :-)

      As to the size of real roadrunners: they can get big, at least length-wise, because a school library I used to visit had a stuffed one in a display box, and I swear that critter had to be a yard long from the tip of its beak to the end of its tail. >8-0

      Apparently, two feet long is more typical:

      https://www.nwf.org/Educational-Resources/Wildlife-Guide/Birds/Greater-Roadrunner
    8. Newfld Newfld, 5 months ago
      Thanks so much surfdub66 for the love, and keramikos for your interesting comment, I really enjoyed learning more about the real roadrunner & appreciate the info
    9. LaurenRedmond LaurenRedmond, 5 months ago
      Very cool creature to use as a brooch Jenny! I've never seen a roadrunner brooch before and I love the pose of him!
      He's great, I adore his pose, it's so speedy and really looks like he's galloping across the desert. I especially love his high kicking legs! XD
      We're getting a bit of a Warner Bros theme with the roadrunner too aren't we?
    10. keramikos, 5 months ago
      Newfld, You're welcome. :-)

      I see roadrunners locally, and it inspired me to research them a bit. It's a relatively successful species, because they've been spotted as far east as the Mississippi River.

      They don't always win their battles with other species, but they can outsmart, paralyze, and eat rattlesnakes.

      They can make you believe the dinosaur <-> bird connection.
    11. Newfld Newfld, 5 months ago
      Thanks Lauren & MishMasher for the love it's always super appreciated

      Lol Lauren, I must have cartoons on the brain this week! I thought this roadrunner was a really different & unusual animal, he is rather speedy (beep beep!) and cool. Thanks so much for your terrific comment

      Thanks again keramikos for more about the roadrunner it's really an awesome animal and they do have a kind of prehistoric design, wonderful info appreciate it :)
    12. Newfld Newfld, 5 months ago
      Hope this roadrunner brought a smile Sean and Mike, I'm really grateful for the love thank you both very much
    13. Newfld Newfld, 5 months ago
      Thanks so much Faith for the love for this roadrunner, very kind of you and always greatly appreciated
    14. Newfld Newfld, 5 months ago
      Thank you ho2 for the love for this roadrunner, glad you liked it and appreciate your thoughtfulness

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