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The Rooster is one of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. It is thought that each animal is associated with certain personality traits.

A rooster is the US-centric term for a male chicken, reputedly so named because it roosts over clutches of eggs. In fact, "roosting" is the action of perching aloft and is done by both sexes. The original name, still in use in most of the English speaking world, is "cock", which may have been dropped by Americans for prudish reasons.

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