Definitely not! Because "Mature male chickens less than one year old are called cockerels. The term "rooster" originates in the United States, and the term is widely used throughout North America, as well as Australia and New Zealand. The older terms "cock" or "cockerel", the latter denoting a young cock, are used in the United Kingdom and Ireland." (Wiki)drednm wrote:Isn't that cockerel?
I thought the term was merely Old English for cock; now I know better. But my Yale Shakespeares taught me long ago what a capon was. (Which Pathe's prize specimen clearly isn't!)