A very good rooster
John was in the fertilized egg business. He had several hundred Young layers, called pullets, and eight roosters, whose job was to fertilize the eggs. He kept records and any rooster or pullet that didn’t perform well went into the pot and was replaced.
This took an awful lot of time, so John got a set of tiny bells and attached them to his roosters. Now he could sit and fill out an efficiency report by listening to the sound of the bells.
John’s favorite rooster was old Brewster. A very fine specimen he was, but his bell had not rung all morning. Curious, John went to investigate.
Several roosters were chasing pullets, bells a-ringing, but Brewster had his bell in his beak so it couldn’t ring. He’d sneak up to a pullet, do his job and walk on to the next one.
John was so proud, he entered him in the county fair. Brewster was an overnight sensation. The judges not only awarded Brewster the No Bell Prize but also The Pullet Surprise.
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