actually, "Hähnchen" could be seen as a diminutive form of "Hahn", the male counterpart to a "hen", which in english is colloquially called a "cock". I would suggest asking about "Hühnchen" or "Hühner" to avoid any confusion ^^
Yeah, I wondered for this reason whether maybe the folks at Duo are trolling us...
We know Hähnchen is plural because of the "Deine" in this sentence. It confused me at first too, but that's why it's here to help us learn this! :)
It all comes to this: if hähnchen translated to cocks, the sentence would be 'Your biggest cocks are black..'
According to my grammar sheet, a word like "young" has the comparative/superlative forms of: "jung, jünger, am jüngsten" = "young, younger, youngest." But the "-en" we have here on "größten" is due to the plurality of our subject, while the "t" is due to "größten" being in the superlative form, right?
I wonder why my sheet has "-en" attached to the superlative form by default. Also, what's with the "am" that's supposedly attached to the superlative? It's not in this sentence.
It also depends on whether or not the superlative is before or after the word it is describing (the biggest chickens vs the chickens are the biggest).
Is there any rule about the S vs the ß? About where it's used, difference in pronunciation? or ???
When does one use größte vs größten? Does it have to do with gender/plurality?