An old farmer decided it was time to get a new rooster for his hens. The current rooster was still doing an okay job, but he was getting on in years and the farmer figured getting a new rooster couldnít hurt.
So he buys a new cock from the local rooster emporium, and turns him loose in the barnyard. Well, the old rooster sees the young one strutting around and heís a little worried about being replaced. He walks up to the new bird.
ďSo youíre the new stud in town? I bet you really think youíre hot stuff donít you? Well Iím not ready for the chopping block yet. Iíll bet Iím still the better bird. And to prove it, I challenge you to a race around that hen house over there. Weíll run around it ten times and whoever finishes first gets to have all the hens for himself.Ē
Well, the young rooster was a proud sort, and he definitely thought he was more than a match for the old guy.
ďYouíre on,Ē he said, ďand since Iím so great, Iíll even give you a head start of half a lap. Iíll still win easy!Ē
So the two roosters go over to the hen house to start the race with all the hens gathering to watch. The race begins and all the hens start cheering the old rooster on. After the first lap, the old rooster is still maintaining his lead.
After the second lap, the old guyís lead has slipped a little ó but heís still hanging in there. Unfortunately, the old roosterís lead continues to slip each time around, and by the fifth lap heís just barely in front of the young fella.
By now the farmer has heard the commotion. He runs into the house, gets his shotgun and runs into the barnyard figuring a fox or something is after his chickens. When he gets there, he sees the two roosters running around the hen house, with the old rooster still slightly in the lead. He immediately takes his shotgun, aims, fires, and blows the young rooster away.
ďDamn. Thatís the third gay rooster Iíve bought this month.Ē