Mansfield woman took a KFC wing out of the bucket and it looked exactly like her pet

KFC breadcrumbed hicken wing shaped like a rooster/cockerel held in hand
The chicken-shaped chicken sparked debate online -Credit:Kennedy News & Media

A Nottinghamshire woman was blown away to find a KFC wing shaped exactly like her pet chicken Tandoori. Meden Vale resident Jude Verhees' nine-year-old granddaughter pulled the quirky piece out of a box meal they had purchased from the Mansfield branch of the American fast food chain on Tuesday, April 30.

They'd visited the drive-through after picking up feed for Warren, her own rescue hen, the Hull Daily Mail reports. The wacky find stirred debate online after gran-of-one Ms Verhees, 46, posted it on Facebook having found it "really funny".

And her picture of it shows the resemblance to a real rooster. Its similarities - from its comb and small wings to its plumed tail and body shape - could have it as a mascot for KFC itself.

Ms Verhees said: "My granddaughter and I went to KFC and ordered a box meal each and a portion of four hot wings to share. My granddaughter pulled it out of the box and we both found it really funny.

"I thought it was just mad as it had a wing and everything. It was perfectly shaped and I couldn't believe it. It looks just like one of my rescue Warren hens and it's the same brown colour.

"I have 12 chickens at home and a few of them are rescues. It looked like one of my rescue chickens called Tandoori. My granddaughter thought it was hilarious but she did eat it afterwards.

"I just think KFC has taken it a little bit too far [by the chicken] looking like a chicken. It's a chicken chicken and I just put it on Facebook because I thought it was funny."

Ms Verhees' online post stirred debate. Commenters quickly debated the resemblance of the meat, with one saying: "They said just throw the whole baby in! I hope not but jokes."

Another added: "It's in your head." And a third said: "Too much TV."

A KFC spokesperson said: "Cock-a-doodle-do! Jude is one lucky customer – the sign of the rooster has long been a symbol of good fortune to fans of our finger lickin' fried chicken. We hope the meal tasted as good as it looked!"