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Featherless Chicken I want one LOL

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

  1. Kecene

    Kecene In the Brooder

    Sep 8, 2008
    Orange County NY
    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.


  2. katrinag

    katrinag Songster

    That is one ugly chicken.
  3. Ugly Cowboy

    Ugly Cowboy Songster

    Apr 25, 2008
    Corn, OK
    Lord, is that thing inside out? LOL Thats one wild lookin bird!
  4. roosmom

    roosmom Songster

    Jun 3, 2008
    upper peninsula
    Poor chicken, he looks so sad. [​IMG]
  5. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Songster

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

    lovemychix Songster

    Oct 14, 2008
    Moulton Iowa
    I prefer feathers!! [​IMG]
  7. doodledoo

    doodledoo Songster

    Feb 29, 2008
    Cartersville, GA
    Now that's what I call oven ready! Poor thing looks pitiful.. [​IMG]

  8. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Songster

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

    conny63malies Crowing

    Mar 22, 2008
    Annetta Kentucky
  10. mrandmrschicken

    mrandmrschicken Songster

    Sep 14, 2008
    NW IA
    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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