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Cock-a-doodle ado in Oregon: Judge says crowing rooster must go

11/20/2014 02:51 EST | Updated 01/19/2015 05:59 EST
CORNELIUS, Ore. - A woman in a Portland, Oregon, suburb has been ordered to give up her rooster after a neighbour complained about the crowing.

Megan Keller of Cornelius has been fighting for months to keep the pet she named Mr. Rooster. KPTV reports (http://is.gd/ZMRsjj ) that a judge on Wednesday told her to find a new home for the bird within a week. She could also be facing some hefty fines.

Keller says she thought she was buying two females at Easter time in 2012 for her granddaughters to show at 4-H. But one proved to be a Mr. and his owner has been dinged six times in five months for violating city ordinances. Three of those citations could cost Keller as much as $3,000, although the judge indicated the fines could be reduced if Mr. Rooster finds a new home.

Mr. Rooster was sent to a farm over the summer after an earlier court order.

Keller says Mr. Rooster lost feathers, and a hawk attacked him. So she retrieved him.

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