The world woke up Saturday morning to the amazing sight of the colossal clucker via a Tweet from @LifesBook_CEO who asked the obvious question, "Am I the only person wondering why this chicken is so damn big."
Am I the only person wondering why this chicken is so damn big 🤔🤔🤔 pic.twitter.com/ZIWmEL2h2w— LifesBook_Ceo (@LifesBook_Ceo) March 19, 2017
The minute-long video was shared by 35,000 users as of Monday evening.
So is it real? Yes. The rooster in question is a Brahma chicken, a large breed of chicken cultivated in the US.
For a while, at the turn of the 20th century, they were the most in-demand meat breed in the country. According to the Livestock Conservancy, some birds bulked up to 18+ pounds.