Finding that the prize for best duck at the National Poultry Show is only $5.00, but $5,000 for the best rooster, Daffy disguises himself as one, but then becomes the object of Henery Hawk's chicken hunt.

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In an early example of his greedy side, Daffy Duck is insulted when he learns the National Poultry Contest only awards $5 for the best duck, but $5,000 for the best rooster. Daffy disguises himself as a rooster and decides to enter. However, he attracts the attention not of the judges but of Henery Hawk and his father, George K. Chickenhawk. It isn't long before the faux rooster is abducted by the hungry chickenhawks, and Daffy pleads fruitlessly that he is, in fact, NOT a rooster but a duck. Daffy then realizes the contest is about to start, makes a hasty retreat to the auditorium and loses both the $5,000 prize and a $5 prize (for the best duck) to his predators (who are both disguised appropriately, young Henery pretending to be a duck and quacking happily at his small prize). Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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With the release of this cartoon came a new "era" in Warner Bros. cartoons: it was the first in what would become the so-called "post-1948 package" of Warner cartoons. See more »

Quotes

Daffy Duck: Get a load of this gorgeous plumage! I'm a genuine Red Island Rhode chicken.
Henery Hawk: Is dat what you are?
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Spoofs You Were Never Lovelier (1942) See more »

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Played when Daffy plucks the tail feathers from the rooster
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My first Henery Hawk...
20 August 2009 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

I suppose quite a lot of Looney Tunes buffs have seen several Henery Hawk episodes already and are pretty familiar with him, but as far as I know, this is my first. I thought he was a pretty good character, although I feel his personality was not demonstrated enough in this episode for me to have an idea of his true character traits.

Ah well, Daffy and Henery Hawk's son were fab in this episode. Here, Daffy has arrived in New York City and hopes to win some money for the best duck competition. When he finds that the best duck wins 5 cents while the best rooster wins 5000 bucks, of course, he decides then and there to disguise himself as a rooster. Meanwhile, Henery Hawk is being lectured by his dad, Chickenhawk, about what kinds of chicken to eat and the little Henery Hawk decides to sneak of to the judging place of the best rooster and attempts to catch Daffy. Cartoon capers commence...

It is sometimes predictable, sometimes unpredictable. My favourite thing about this episode was Daffy, I liked his character here and the idea of disguising himself as a rooster is one of a nature I have not seen him do before. :-) I recommend this to people who want to see Henery Hawk and to people who like a mixture of crazy Daffy and sneaky Daffy. Enjoy "You Were Never Duckier!" :-)


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