Rocky the psychic chicken from Kildare

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Rocky, the psychic chicken, from County Kildare, has been offered a slot on an Irish TV show.

The chicken picked the winning teams on the All-Ireland championship. He even predicted the defeat of Kildare against Down at the senior football semi-final. Since then his profile in Ireland has soared.

His owner Elaine McDonald, from Rosetown in Newbridge, who reared Rocky with husband Paul and daughters Ella (3) and Hanna (1) said she wasn't that surprised.

She said "When people came over from TV3, he was not feisty at all unlike other chickens, and he's so cuddly, he's a real pet!

"The girls from 2fm who picked him when he was just three days old to become Ireland's version of Paul the Octopus, loved him, and he's been a hit with everyone since."

He will now be featured on the children's program "Elevate".

"He will be featured on our new show that starts on September 20…We're looking to have him featured for the All-Ireland final, and then maybe have him appear more regularly, he'd make all sorts of predictions. We're still deciding at this stage, we haven't finalized anything," said a spokesperson from RTE.

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