The wooden roosters are not as old as the Dala horses but their history goes back at least to 1760. During the late 1880s they become more popular. Roosters are painted in the same Curbits style and tradition as the horses.
The rooster is a Christian symbol unlike the pagan horse - a fact that can be seen in most Swedish Churches; they hold the place of honour as weathervanes in the bell towers. The rooster is a Guardian against evil in the night, Protector of Virtues and Purity and Herald to the rising sun. Older wooden roosters are very rare since the numbers produced was much smaller than horses.