Why Pukeko has long legs
In the beginning, Pukeko had very short legs (so he was not very fast). Every morning and night he walked very slowly back to his whare. The pukeko was very hungry and he could not catch any food.
“Please can you help me Tane-mahuta?” said Pukeko.
“What is your problem Pukeko?” said Tanemahuta.
“My problem is that I have very short legs. I cant run away from my enemies.”
“Tane said, “I can give you long legs if you like. That will let you run fast away from your enemies.
“Thankyou” said Pukeko.
That is why Pukekos have long legs.