A Chinese hen that walks like a penguin

A strangely behaved hen has appeared in Jiang Su Province, China. The strangeness began when the hen was learning to walk, the hen’s owner noticed that it walked exactly like a Penguin – it stood straight up while walking, and forgot how to fly back to the roof-top chicken coop with the other chickens, and can only stay on the ground alone.

Standing proud

大陸江蘇省金湖縣新港碼頭出現一隻行徑怪異的雞母,牠小時候剛學走路時就相當奇怪,到長大後,飼主就發現牠走路行為完全像一隻企鵝,由於牠都挺著身子走路,忘記該如何飛翔,每次雞群們要回屋頂雞窩睡覺時,牠只能孤獨地待在地上。

大陆江苏省金湖县新港码头出现一只行径怪异的母鸡,它小时候刚学走路时就相当奇怪,到长大后,饲主就发现它走路行为完全像一只企鹅,由于它都挺着身子走路,忘记该如何飞翔,每次鸡群们要回屋顶鸡窝睡觉时,它只能孤独地待在地上。

According to the owner, the hen was bought in the Spring, and when it was young and learning to walk stood out from the others, and now walks just like a Penguin. The more the owner watched the hen’s unique walk, the more they came to like her, and now treat the hen just like a pet.

Walk like a Penguin

Rooster: why do you hide your bum while walking?
Hen: Its the latest fashion!

The Penguin-walking Hen is not only renowned in China, but also reported by the UK’s Daily Mail newspaper, who did a special report about it and likened it to BOBO from Happy Feet, who found his own way to live his life.

母雞(母鸡)

Pinyin: mŭ jī
Zhuyin: ㄇㄨˇ ㄐㄧ
English: a hen (the news actual says 雞母, although this is Taiwanese, in Chinese 母雞 is used)

企鵝(企鹅)

Pinyin: qì é
Zhuyin: ㄑㄧˋ ㄜˊ
English: a penguin

出現(出现)

Pinyin: chū xiàn
Zhuyin: ㄔㄨ ㄒㄧㄢˋ
English: to appear

行徑(行径)

Pinyin: xíng jìng
Zhuyin: ㄒㄧㄥˊ ㄐㄧㄥˋ
English: behaviour (usually negative), 行為 is generally used for behaviour.

怪異(怪异)

Pinyin: guài yì
Zhuyin: ㄍㄨㄞˋ ㄧˋ
English: strange, odd. Similar to 奇怪.

由於(由于)

Pinyin: yóu yú
Zhuyin: ㄧㄡˊ ㄩˊ
English: owing to, due to, because of

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