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The real name the chicken called Whiz in my books, is Fatty. I called her Fatty because she was a very big and healthy chicken when I first bought her. I changed her name to Whiz in the book because she is a computer whiz and calling someone Fatty is not very polite. In my books Whiz crows like a rooster and lays eggs like a hen, and doesn't have any specific gender. The real Fatty is a Sussex breed of hen and she doesn't crow. The top hen of a flock of hens without a rooster will often crow though. Shorty has been the top hen for a long time and will often stand on the back verandah and crow in the morning to get my attention, especially if she is hungry.  

Image of two black and white hens and one black and white rooster.
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