Many thanks, ERIK, for upload of Your
marvellous 2008 and '09 Ruff photos
displaying the World's most polymorph
species - in springtime.
Above, Your left Ruff's ruff is as
expressive as JORN or POLLOCK paintings.
Your photo 4th May 2008 demonstrates,
roughly speaking, that a Ruff may
substitute a Reeve...
Formerly Ruffs were so common that they
were caught on the arenas in horse hair
snares. They were also shot for
collections of colourful ruffs.
NOW arenas are extremely rare in DK, on
the verge of extinction like those of
Danish Black Grouse (Urfugl).
To Ruff Fans:
If You did not enjoy the CHEVALIER
Combattant (French name) in April-May,
seize the opportunity late June when
the Gentlemen - still in war paint -
migrate south from Northern arenas.
[ e.g. at Favrholm, Hillerød ].
Best rgds. ........... C.