It's official...scientific proof the Chicken came before the Egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gallusdomesticus, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. gallusdomesticus

    gallusdomesticus Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Hmmm.... ok, so now which came 1st, the chicken or the roo? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. slackwater

    slackwater Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure it's quite that simple. Other birds lay eggs - do they not have a similar mechanism for egg-shell creation? It could easily be that the chicken predecessor laid the first egg with the genetic makeup that allowed it to become an actual chicken - quite by accident - which would mean the egg came first.

    Regardless, since hte genetic mutations that make chickens what they are today are manifested in the egg before they hatch into a chicken - doesn't that mean the egg came first?
     
  4. Moxiechick

    Moxiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes! [​IMG]
     
  5. helloroe

    helloroe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My husband once gave a speech at a group he belongs to and he explained how he solved it. We had our first 12 chicks at that time in the coop and had been feeding them for months with no egg in sight so he explained undoubtly the chicken came first and the egg came many months after feeding and threatening them. [​IMG]
     
  6. Moxiechick

    Moxiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. helloroe

    helloroe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My husband once gave a speech at a group he belongs to and he explained how he solved it. We had our first 12 chicks at that time in the coop and had been feeding them for months with no egg in sight so he explained undoubtly the chicken came first and the egg came many months after feeding and threatening them. [​IMG]
     
  8. Moxiechick

    Moxiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Absolutely! [​IMG]
     
  9. Moxiechick

    Moxiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Absolutely! [​IMG]
     

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