What the pluck? Giant chicken freaks out netizens (VIDEO)
The clip, which was shared by Twitter user LifesBook_Ceo on Sunday, has taken the social media platform by storm, amassing more than 38,000 retweets and 52,000 likes.
It shows a seemingly giant chicken emerging from its coop and traversing a number of steps to the ground with its oversized feet.
The massive bird, somewhat reminiscent of a monster from a low budget B Movie, has left netizens scared out of their minds, while others were left wondering just how this beast came to be.
The mystery was soon solved, however, after the US based Livestock Conservancy, whose mission is to “to protect endangered livestock and poultry breeds from extinction,” confirmed via Facebook that the chicken was the rare Brahma breed.
According to the group, the giant bird is often referred to as the “King of All Poultry,” and can weigh up to 18 pounds.
Once highly prized on both sides of the Atlantic, one US breeder, George Burnham, even went so far as sending nine of his finest Brahmas as a gift to Britain's Queen Victoria in 1852.