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Stop me if you’ve heard this one

I feel like I’ve posted about this before, but this is the first time I’ve seen the famous hen up close. This is my friend’s hen who has turned into a rooster. Yes, it’s a thing. Sort of.

As I understand it, chickens come into this world with two gonads: the one on the right is active and the one on the left is a they/them. The active gland determines the sex of the bird.

But if a cyst or an injury or just plain old age damages the active gonad, the enby one wakes up and goodness knows what it makes of things. The hen usually stops laying eggs and becomes sterile, and takes on the secondary sex characteristics of a cockerel.

I’ve never heard of this happening to a rooster, come to think of it.

True enough, her comb is bigger than the others, but she didn’t really develop the male pattern feathers (which can happen). Most tellingly, though, she wakes up in the morning, belts out a COCKA-DOODLE-DOO and then, oddly, lays an egg.

She’s an old hen (which is probably her issue) and an egg eater (the unforgiveable chicken sin). Their veterinarian keeps urging them to wring her neck, but they can’t bear it.


Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: May 29, 2024, 8:09 pm

Clearly the work of some organisation funded by George Soros.

Comment from QuasiModo
Time: May 29, 2024, 8:22 pm

It’s a trans chikken! Maybe it’s something the evil corporations put in the feed.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 29, 2024, 8:26 pm

“a whistling woman and a crowing hen are neither fit for God nor men”

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: May 29, 2024, 11:36 pm

It wasn’t like the hen woke up one morning, wandered off to the local vetransitioner and declared
“I’m Napolean! Make me a rooster!”

Clearly it’s a nature thing controlled BY DNA not some idea she got in hen college.

If you can colorize the site (cool!) before June 1st you can go back and rainbow the old girl, uh, boy, uh, yeah….

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: May 30, 2024, 1:05 pm

Purposeless curiosity: Does the altered henrooster engage in any overt sexual/reproductive activity? If so, as “catcher” or “pitcher”?

Aside: Whistling men aren’t fit for much, either. The problem with virtually all whistlers is that in their heads they hear full orchestral accompaniment but all I hear is annoying and distracting off-key crap.

Comment from Anonymous
Time: May 30, 2024, 4:39 pm

The endless ads that pop up when surfing every now and then have something that’d be cool to have but never worth the effort to order. Thinking of you, Stoats!


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