Scientists check out egg-laying rooster
Chinese scientists are investigating a bizarre case in which a cockerel apparently started laying eggs after all the hens were eaten.
The birds owner Huang Li, 47, kept the rooster together with seven hens on his small farm at Chumiao village, Mengcheng city, in central China's Anhui province.
He said that his family had been gradually eating the chickens over winter until only the rooster was left - and he was amazed when he went into the cage the next day to discover an egg.
He said: "I thought it was a joke and that one of my neighbours had put the egg in there for fun. But the next day there was another egg and so on the third day I waited - and was amazed when I saw that the rooster laid an egg."
He said word quickly spread to the local TV station which did a story on the egg laying rooster and after that scientists from the local agricultural ministry office turned up and borrowed the rooster to carry out tests.
He said: "They want to find out if it was a hen all the time that simply looked like a rooster or whether it actually changed to become a hen as a result of the fact that all the females had vanished.
"All I can say is that it did a good job waking us up every morning like every other rooster and it certainly treated the hens as if it was a rooster."
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what do you think?
It's pretty freakin' bad when even the chickens can't figure out what their sexual orientation is. Maybe Chinese food is bad for your gonads.
Whatta buncha baloney
If it is "baloney" then why are scientists perfoming tests on it Bahn?
What is going on in China? All kinds of freaky things happen there. This is the land of weird :Old people growing horns out of the heads and now egg laying rooster.
Maybe Orange is planning to do business in China.
Maybe its a roosther
This is nothing new..... I'm a guy & I've lay an egg more than once in my life. Haha
i raised game cocks for years..i have seen hens that crow..they didnt really look like a rooster but beat up on the other hens ..but make no mistake..it may look like a rooster, it may crow like a rooster,it may act like a rooster..but trust me roosters dont lay eggs
Cripes! I hope that if all the men disappear, I don't start growing a beard!
Doesn't the Vatican have a ruling against chickens masturbating in order to produce an egg?
I don't think that how eggs are made Jenny.
According to old legends an egg laid by a cockerel if incubated will hatch a basilisk.Would be interesting to find out if it's true.
Pardon my ignorance, but what is a Basilisk?
Maybe the Rooster got smart.....the Hens' were probably getting eaten because they weren't laying.....He probably kept a stash back and uses them as leverage for his life.....:o)