"Chickens = distant cousins of T-Rex" - Picture a coop to house a TREX

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Nifty-Chicken, Apr 12, 2007.

  1. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator

  2. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Isn't that just neat!!
  3. bayouchica

    bayouchica Songster

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    That's soo cool !!! They do look like mini dinosaurs. [​IMG]
    I'm trying to picture a 10 foot chicken running around !! Kinda scary ! [​IMG]

  4. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    mini T REX??? OH MY!! I want to have a miniature farm......being we only have 5 acres....so miniature farm animals...WOOHOO! I have miniature T REX cousins!! [​IMG]
  5. MTchick

    MTchick Songster

    Feb 2, 2007
    Western Montana
    No wonder the T-Rex they studied was from Eastern Montana. Big Sky Country = Really Big Coop Country... [​IMG]

  6. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon

    Jan 27, 2007
    `We're gonna need a bigger nestbox...'

    We collect silicified Lycophytes from the stream beds around here. The mineralized remains of 320 million year old tree ferns that once stood in `coal swamps’ that covered this region. On occasion the roo will hop on our big root section while I’m sitting on it. It is interesting to reflect on the fact that our common ancestor (some lowly tetrapod) might well have caught some shade under the fronds of this very `tree’, on some long ago afternoon. Following which the roo got the beak, we got the hair and T.Rex got museum quality track lighting...

    Well, if you want to ponder the phylogenetics of it all, or just peruse a very nice gallery of Galliformes, check this site (click on Galliformes images). Pay particular attention to Dendragapus obscurus on page 3 (T. Rex would be proud).

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  7. Carole AM

    Carole AM Songster

    Jan 12, 2007
    Goshen, Indiana
    Oh WOW! very cool article! I printed it, and will share!
    I always said our chickens are like little Velociraptors- the way they eat! When we saw the compys on Jurassic Park, we said, "Look at the little chickens!" [​IMG]
  8. Hotwings

    Hotwings Songster

    Jan 27, 2007
    southwestern Michigan
    I saw some baby poults at the feedstore that looked just like little t rexes and they had their attitude too!
  9. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    My husband and I say the same thing!!! Like the way they stare something down with one eye....
  10. soonerdog

    soonerdog Songster

    How interesting! I am glad as they evolved, or de-evolved, they got smaller and lost all their teeth!!!!!! They make good pets these days! [​IMG]
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