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T.Rex related to chickens....

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Spydrworks, Apr 14, 2007.

  1. Spydrworks

    Spydrworks Out Of The Brooder

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    jmofaustin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW! I wonder if the T-Rex really had feathers, not reptile skin. I mean, how do they know what the skin was made of anyway, all they have is bones.
     
  3. Spydrworks

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    Quote:There are fossilized samples of the T. Rex's skin and nothing's been found to conclude they had feathers, but rough scaly skin similar to alligators. However, it is believed the juveniles may have had feathered skin.

    http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/dinosaurs/dinos/trex/Questions.shtml

    I saw an interesting artist rendering of the face of a juvenile T. Rex showing this described feathering feature. Darn...I can't find it now. Very interesting appearance though.
     
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  4. akcskye

    akcskye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now I'm confused.

    I thought the Velociraptor was the one supposed to be related to Chickens?

    I know on Jurassic Park, Chickens were the model they used for the Velociraptor running.

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
     
  5. Spydrworks

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    Quote:Birds period are said to be direct descendants of dinosaurs due to an ankle bone seen in developing birds prior to hatching. This ankle bone disappears before the bird hatches and birds are the only existing animals to date that sport this ankle bone, which is a signature bone in dinosaur fossils.

    The T.Rex protein samples are the oldest protein samples scientists have ever gotten their hands on and the only sequence of proteins of a dinosaur.

    Jurassic Park could've used any grounded bird to simulate the velociraptor running...ostrich, emu, secretary bird, even the dodo if it were still in existance. Chickens would be a little easier to work with and favorable in size to create models. Though, it's very possible there's more than one dinosaur with such close genetic ties to specifically the chicken, but because of the lack of material to confirm such, it remains a simple thought and the T. Rex sample remains the genetic model that solidifies the theories and ideas of the evolution of dinosaurs to birds.

    This also goes to show that some of these dinosaurs were able to survive the mass exinction that's said to have wiped out all of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. Eventually, these survivors did fizzle out, but instead of literally dropping dead, they evolved into birds.
     
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  6. CashmereSussex

    CashmereSussex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hehehe i was told about this ages ago it is really interesting that they are related to dinosaurs
     
  7. bobbieguyette

    bobbieguyette Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had read that along time ago that chickens were related to the T rex and emus came from raptors and looking at a emus wing up close you can see it still has claws at the end tucked underneath useless but they are there I rememebered when i had them and found them pretty cool tho huh?[​IMG]
     
  8. imm225

    imm225 New Egg

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    well there is a youtube video that shows a study that they put a fake t-rex tail on a chicken and I walked like a t-rex


     

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