Amusing anatomical abnormalities

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by nhrocks, Nov 11, 2016.

  1. nhrocks

    nhrocks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And alliteration too!

    Anyone found strange body parts or lack thereof in your butchering adventures?

    My latest was a duck who lacked a tail. Now he was always an "odd duck," he was crested, and ran in circles when stressed, but his body always looked shorter than his noncrested Ancona hatch mates. When I plucked him, I found no tail at all, just his oil gland sticking up on his round little bum! That gland came off very easily.

    Also had a cockerel with a very short tail that was squared off instead of pointed, and had a cockerel who lacked a gallbladder.

    What are your stories?
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    I once butchered a rooster who had three testes.

    Also seen a Broad Breasted turkey with a very severe spinal deformation, back was maybe 1/2 normal length and the hips were only a few inches from the ribs. Granted, I have no clue if this was genetic or due to the fact that her owners fed her a layer feed from day 1. She was otherwise remarkably healthy.
     

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