In a landmark case, the EU has rules that "Gay birds prefer cocks" and under the latest rooster charter must be individually considered for a right to family life.
Given that some 2 billion chickens are pecking about across europe, this is expected to take long past their sell by dates.
The Avian think-tank 'Quark" welcomed the ruling, claiming that rooster sexual orientation had been overlooked for far too long. "Birds should be treated in the same humane way as gay gibbons and Dereks' gazelle . This charter will allow cocks to express themselves without farmers clutching at their necks."
However, a women's group - the Wedding Fussers has reacted angrily to the ruling stating that the legislation is littered with profanity and will bring even more shame on hen parties - gay or otherwise.
A similar case is being fought on behalf of disabled swans and brown raccoons.