For all of you born in 1981 or before the Chinese New Year in 1982 (because the zodiac doesn't switch over until that date), this is interesting:
The zodiac animal for 1981 is the Rooster (or male chicken).
Also, associated with each year is one of five elements: Water, Fire, Metal, Earth and Wood (the element changes every two years).
The element for 1981 is Metal.
Therefore, we are all Big Metal Chickens
(I happen to be a 5'5" Metal Chicken).