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Swedes vote for country's nicest cock

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Swedes vote for country's nicest cock
The Flymen Church weathercock in all its newly gilded glory. Photo: TT
12:50 CEST+02:00
A Swedish churchwarden has reacted with joy upon finding out the parish has Sweden's nicest weathercock.

"What a joyful piece of news," churchwarden Lars Söder told the country life magazine Land.

Land readers sent in their votes for the nicest church weather vanes in Sweden, with Flymen Church in southern town Karlskrona crowned the winner.

The churchwarden added that a recent renovation in conjunction with spring finally making itself felt made it an ideal time to appreciate the beauty of the cock. 

"Our rooster is newly gilded and shines so nicely in the spring sunshine," Söder said. 

The southern Sweden ornament won around 40 percent of the 1,500 votes cast, with the Marma Kyrka church in Älvkarleby finishing second.

The winner in 2012 was a church in Hisingen, Gothenburg. 

"It's just something special. It's huge and majestic," Lars-Göran Vedin, who nominated the cock-shaped weather vane, told The Local at the time.

Last year's winning cock: 

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