Amusing anatomical abnormalities

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

  1. nhrocks

    nhrocks Chirping

    Apr 1, 2015
    Barnstead NH
    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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