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...rooster's egg hatched un... Rooster's Egg!? roosters don't lay eggs, and I won't fix it for you.~~Tomana from elsewhere

Well, actually, the Nethack Bestiary, which is referred to in the article (and which, by the way, is not at all a medieval account, but the inline help file of an ancient and quite famous computer game), quoting “Mythical Beasts” from Deirdre Headon , tells that :

“Once in a great while, when the positions of the stars are just right, a seven-year-old rooster will lay an egg. Then, along will come a snake, to coil around the egg, or a toad, to squat upon the egg, keeping it warm and helping it to hatch”. [1]

So, “Rooster’s egg” is fine, even if it makes no more sense in real life than having a cold-blooded animal like a snake or a toad keeping the egg warm.

How it is related to the Harry Potter universe, however, is another matter. 82.246.235.62 09:33, November 20, 2011 (UTC)

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