Posted on Sunday, 12 February, 2012 | 15 comments| News tip by: Still Waters
Image credit: CC 3.0 Eric Guinther
A rooster on a small farm in China has made headlines after it mysteriously started to lay eggs.
The bird's owner said that the rooster had started to produce eggs only after all the hens he had been keeping were gone. "I thought it was a joke and that one of my neighbours had put the egg in there for fun," he said. "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." A local TV station has since picked up the story prompting local agricultural ministry scientists to turn up to perform tests on the bird in an attempt to get to the bottom of the mystery.
"Chinese scientists are investigating a bizarre case in which a cockerel apparently started laying eggs after all the hens were eaten."