Featherless Chicken I want one LOL

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Kecene, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. Kecene

    Kecene Out Of The Brooder

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    Featherless Chicken



    Behold the featherless chicken, created by Scientists at the genetics faculty at the Rehovot Agronomy Institute near Tel Aviv, Israel.The idea behind the development of this naked bird is that it will create a more ‘convenient’ and energy efficient chicken which can live in warm countries where feathered chickens don’t do well and cooling systems are too expensive to be commonly affordable. Not growing feathers saves energy that can be used to grow meat.

    Critics say the feather-free chickens will suffer more than normal birds. Males might be unable to mate, because they cannot flap their wings, and “naked” chickens of both sexes are more susceptible to parasites, mosquito attacks and sunburn.

    The chicken is “disgusting”, says Joyce D’Silva of Compassion in World Farming. “It’s a prime example of sick science and the suggestion that it would be an improvement for developing countries is obscene.”

    “Factory farming is such an inappropriate technology for developing countries because it uses scarce resources like water, electricity and grain that could be used for human consumption, to produce meat that only the middle classes can afford.”

    The bird is not genetically modified - it comes from a natural breed whose characteristics have been known for 50 years. Read more at NewScientist.

    http://www.nextnature.net/?p=668
     
  2. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    That is one ugly chicken.
     
  3. Ugly Cowboy

    Ugly Cowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lord, is that thing inside out? LOL Thats one wild lookin bird!
     
  4. roosmom

    roosmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Poor chicken, he looks so sad. [​IMG]
     
  5. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Burrrrrrrrrr is all i can say.... [​IMG]
     
  6. lovemychix

    lovemychix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I prefer feathers!! [​IMG]
     
  7. doodledoo

    doodledoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now that's what I call oven ready! Poor thing looks pitiful.. [​IMG]
     
  8. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Chillin' With My Peeps

    doodledoo..your right about that..not much prep work there... [​IMG]
     
  9. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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  10. mrandmrschicken

    mrandmrschicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The only thing that comes to mind is... "What hath God wrought"?

    You wouldn't see that on a KFC billboard!
     

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