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Written by Bobby M. Reyes   
Friday, 01 January 2010 17:43

By an Anonymous Author (as rewritten by Bobby Reyes)


A farmer bought just before Christmas a new young stud rooster for his chicken coop.


On New Year’s Day, the newcomer of a pullet struts over to the old rooster and says, “OK, old fart, it is time for you to retire.”


The old rooster says, “Come on, surely you cannot handle all of these hens. Look what it has done to me. Can't you just let me have the two old hens over in the corner?”


The young rooster says, “Beat it, You are washed up. You should retire because I am taking over.”


The old rooster says, “I tell you what, young stud, that I can race you around the farmhouse. Whoever wins gets the exclusive domain over the entire chicken coop.”


The young rooster laughs. “You know you don't stand a chance, oldie. But just to be fair, I will give you a head start.”


The old rooster takes off running. About 15 seconds later, the young rooster takes off running after it.  


They round the front porch of the farmhouse and the young rooster was fast closing the gap.


The young rooster pulls up to about five feet behind the aging stud and it is gaining fast!


Meanwhile, the farmer is sitting on his rocking chair on the front porch. Then he sees the roosters running by.


The old rooster is squawking. And running as hard as it can.


The farmer grabs his shotgun and blows the young rooster to bits.


The farmer sadly shakes his head and says, “I’ll be darned. It is the third gay rooster that I bought last month.” 


The moral of this parable? Young studs should not mess with the old ones, especially the senior citizens, oops aging roosters.  Age can translate into better skills and wisdom. And a little senior-citizen craftiness almost always overcomes the exuberance of youth and arrogance! # # #


W ebmaster’s Notes: Community leader Gil Vargas passed on to the writer the original story, which was turned into this parable. Mr. Vargas in the immediate past president of the Cagayanon (Cagayan Valley or the Ibanag Country) Association of Southern California.


Readers may want also to read Bobby Reyes’ other “Chicken Stories:”


Will American Chickens Have to Cross the Road to Mexico to Lay Eggs? (As Updated)


Why Did St. Peter's Chicken Cross the Road?


Why Did the Filipino Chicken Cross the American Road?



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