An article about gynandromorphs was in the news today

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Stormy Autumn, May 26, 2011.

  1. Stormy Autumn

    Stormy Autumn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was reading the news today and found this article about gynandromorphs, for anyone who's interested:

    http://www.livescience.com/14209-gynandromorph-birds-genetic-anomaly-sex-identity.html

    There have been a few discussions about these birds in this forum, but they're all kind of old now so I figured I might as well start a new one. For those who haven't read the older posts, a gynandromorph is an animal that is female on one half of it's body and male on the other half. It's been seen mostly in chickens and other birds, and sometimes they look like they are split right down the middle with different coloration on each side.
     
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    So cool!
     
  3. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Nature is just incredible.
     
  4. Orchid

    Orchid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very neat! Kind of like chimerism in mammals...but different. [​IMG]
     
  5. rebel-rousing-at-night

    rebel-rousing-at-night Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Thanks for the article. Every time I see one I'm amazed.There is a thread here about a member that has one.
     

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