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Giant Roosters Attract Customers To Sideline “Critter” Business
Pete Homoya isn’t an artist, but he has an artistic vision - at least when it comes to giant roosters, life-size bulls, and other critters like alligators and jungle animals. He sells aluminum castings that he purchases and then hires a local artist to paint.
    “I personally like the roosters and pick out the colors and patterns I want him to paint,” Homoya says. “They’re my livestock.” His giant 9-ft. tall flock along Highway 13 draws attention to his Carterville, Ill., property and all the items he sells.
    Retired from construction and development, the aluminum menagerie is just a hobby sideline, and an excuse to set up the row of colorful roosters, he laughs.
    With small items such as turtles and birds that sell for less than $100 to a life-size tiger that sells for $2,250, there is something for everyone. Roosters come in a variety of sizes and range in price from $125 to $2,450.
    Painted with Rust-Oleum® paint, coated with a clear sealer, and welded to base plates, the statues are designed for outdoor display. Business owners and homeowners buy them to have something unique that draws attention - just as Homoya’s colorful roosters attracted them.
    Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Pete Homoya, Pete’s Aluminum Critters, 1516 S. Main St., Carterville, Ill. 62918 (Deceased)

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2016 - Volume #40, Issue #2