Sunday, October 18, 2009

This One Takes the Prize

Caroline Glick’s Shaggy Rooster Story

RoosterJohn was in the fertilized egg business.

He had several hundred young layers (hens), called ‘pullets,’ and ten roosters to fertilize their eggs.

He kept records, and any rooster not performing went into the soup pot and was replaced.

This took a lot of time, so he bought some tiny bells and attached them to his roosters.

Each bell had a different tone, so he could tell from a distance which rooster was performing.

Now, he could sit on the porch and fill out an efficiency report by just listening to the bells.

John’s favourite rooster, Barry, was a very fine specimen, but this morning he noticed Barry’s bell hadn’t rung at all!

When he went to investigate, he saw the other roosters were busy chasing pullets, bells-a-ringing, but the pullets, hearing the roosters coming, could run for cover.

To John’s amazement, Barry had his bell in his beak, so it couldn’t ring. He’d sneak up on a pullet, do his job and walk on to the next one.

John was so proud of Barry he entered him in the Renfrew County Fair. Barry became an overnight sensation among the judges.

Now what do you suppose those judges did when they saw that rooster perform??

Caroline Glick has the answer (scroll down on her page).

Post ends here.

Hat tip: DP111