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Rooster with two testicles

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I just butchered some of my 4 1/2 month old Dark Cornish roosters.  Surprisingly, I found that one of my roosters had two testicles!  I'm new to butchering, just started about 6 years ago, so it was surprising enough to discover that the birds only had one.  Has anybody else seen this?  Was this bird a freak?  I skinned them all and put them in a bucket to bring in the house to finish, but I seem to remember that one of them was more developed than the other four with obvious waddles and such.  I'm interested in your experiences and opinions.

Matt 6:26. Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns and yet your heavenly father feeds them. And are you not worth much more than they?
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Matt 6:26. Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns and yet your heavenly father feeds them. And are you not worth much more than they?
I'm with YOU, eaganchickens - N O   N A I S!!!
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Mine always have two :hu. Sometimes they're tiny and easy to miss unless you're keeping a close eye out. 

Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Male birds have two testes. Female birds start with two ovaries while still in the egg, but only one grows to full size and starts producing yolks. The other ovary just doesn't develop at all.
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Well...bust my buttons!!  I didn't know that, thanks.

Matt 6:26. Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns and yet your heavenly father feeds them. And are you not worth much more than they?
I'm with YOU, eaganchickens - N O   N A I S!!!
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Matt 6:26. Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns and yet your heavenly father feeds them. And are you not worth much more than they?
I'm with YOU, eaganchickens - N O   N A I S!!!
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post #5 of 5

All my Orpington and White Rock roosters had two.  Some bigger than others, but hey, don't judge.

He shall cover you with His feathers,
And under His wings you shall take refuge;
His truth shall be your shield and buckler.

 

Psalm 91:4

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He shall cover you with His feathers,
And under His wings you shall take refuge;
His truth shall be your shield and buckler.

 

Psalm 91:4

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