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 couldn't hurt
anything. So he buys a young cock from the local
and turns him loose in the barn yard. Well, the old
rooster sees the young one strutting around and he gets a little
worried. "So, they're trying to replace me," thinks the old rooster. I've
got to do something about this.
He walks up to the new bird and says, "So you're the
new stud in town?
I bet you really think you're hot stuff, don't you?
Well I'm not ready for the chopping block yet. I'll bet I'm still
the better bird. And to prove it, I challenge you to a race around
that hen house over there. We'll run around it ten times and whoever
finishes first gets to have all the hens for himself."
Well, the young rooster was a proud sort, and he
definitely thought he was more than a match for the old guy. 'you're on,"
said the young rooster. "And since I know I'm so great, I'll even
give you a head start of half a lap. I'll still win easy."
So the two roosters go over to the hen house to
start the race with all the hens gathering around to watch. The race
begins and all the hens start cheering the roosters on. After the
first lap, the old rooster is still maintaining his lead. After the
second lap, the old guy's lead has slipped a little but he's still
hanging in there.
Unfortunately the old rooster's lead continues to
slip each time around, and by the fifth lap he's just barely in
front of the young rooster.
By now the farmer has heard all the commotion. He
runs into the house, gets his shotgun, and runs out to the barn yard
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. As he walks away
slowly, he says to himself "Darn, that's the third gay rooster I've
bought this month."