Dufur rooster can stay for now

rooster file
(MGN-Online)

DUFUR, Ore. (AP) — The Dufur rooster has won a reprieve.

The mayor, who also is the complaint compliance officer in the Columbia River Gorge farming town, told the family of 5-year-old Ayla Macnab this week she can keep her pet rooster, named Dallas.

The Oregonian reports the bird does not run afoul of the law, for now.

Mayor Arthur Smith says the city council will hold a public hearing on the noise abatement issue to see who squawks.

Ayla started raising Dallas as a 4-H project. But a neighbor complained, and the mayor said the bird had to go.

The Macnab family organized a campaign to save Dallas that has won thousands of online supporters around the world.

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Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.

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