With a personal note, this is a wonderful gift for someone you wish luck beyond imagination.
Portuguese legend tells of a man traveling through Spain who was wrongly accused of stealing. Sentenced to death by hanging, the man pleaded his innocence with the judge, who was about to partake in a meal of roasted rooster. Declaring the judge's plate of roasted rooster would validate his innocence by standing up and crowing, the convicted man was sent to the gallows by the disbelieving judge. The rooster stood up and crowed, and the judge hurried to free the man. Carved roosters represent faith, luck and justice.