“What in the…” is the internet’s collective reaction to this bizarre video of a giant chicken emerging from its coup.
The video began making the rounds on Sunday after it was shared on a handful of Facebook pages last week.
It may take a few seconds to process that this chicken is, in fact, a real creature and not a rejected Sesame Street character.
So what is it? The internet’s best guess is a Brahma chicken, also known as the “King of All Poultry.” According to the Livestock Conservancy, the breed has U.S. origins. In the 1850’s, American breeders used the genes of large fowl species imported from China to create a super chicken of sorts.
Brahma cocks typically weigh 18 pounds and hens top out around 14 pounds. This one looks… well, above average.