This little fellow comes from Portugal and is a version of the Barcelos Cockerel. He is said to represent faith, justice and good luck. You quite often seen these figures painted with a black backround and quite garish patterns all done in primary colours but I think this one is a pretty version.
My sister has a holiday home in Portugal and flew out there on Thursday for a 10 day winter break. It's not brilliant temperatures out there at the moment, think it is 11 degrees today, but I kind of wish I was out there too just to get away from January at home.
Hurry up February - and please bring a little sunshine with you!