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What The Cluck?

Kathryn Quinn

Farmers have something to crow about - after raking in a fortune from performing gender-bending sex-swap ops on their hens in southern China.

Poultry experts say that once hens have been sterilised, they stop producing eggs and female hormones.

Instead they start to take on male characteristics and grow larger and more muscular, like cocks.

Thousands of hens go through the ops every week to provide Wenchang Chicken, a dish celebrated by gourmets across China for its unique gamey taste.

"The downside is that they also grow coxcombs - and start crowing at dawn too.

"But all that extra meat makes them three times more valuable than a regular hen," explained farmer Wen Hin from Wenchang, Hainan province.

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