Saturday, May 26, 2007

 

Hen turns into a cock

‘A chicken has gone through a rare, spontaneous sex change in eastern India, a veterinarian said Thursday.

The bird laid eggs six months ago – and some hatched – but it later began to grow a rooster’s comb, said Partha Sarathi Ghose, a veterinarian at West Bengal state’s Animal Husbandry Department, quoting the bird’s owner.

Earlier this week Ghose and a team of experts visited the village of Kamat-Chengrabanda where the incident occurred.

Ghose said the bird had undergone a process of natural sex change.

“Sure, it’s rare,” the veterinarian said, adding that owner Haziruddin Mohammad has called the incident a miracle and refused to hand over the bird to the Animal Husbandry Department.’

The penis and vagina tags are not technically accurate, but i’m not adding a cloaca tag just for this story. :)




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