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Posted: 5/20/2002 3:08:03 PM EDT
[img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/nm/20020520/mdf34468.jpg[/img] Scientists at the Agriculture Department of the Hebrew University in Rehovot have genetically engineered a chicken that has no feathers. The naked chicken as it has been dubbed is also a low calorie bird because the lack of feathers means the chicken has less fat. (Hebrew University via Reuters) [url]http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/020520/161/1knje.html[/url] Why don't they work on something important, like lobsters with scales and fins?!?!?!?
Link Posted: 5/20/2002 3:09:56 PM EDT
Poor Bastard looks cold. Aviator [img]www.milpubs.com/aviator.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 5/20/2002 3:10:08 PM EDT
Cool. Get a couple, stuff them and put them in your garden.
Link Posted: 5/20/2002 3:11:20 PM EDT
Case of the walking mange.
Link Posted: 5/20/2002 3:11:25 PM EDT
That looks like a [i]nasty[/i] sunburn.
Link Posted: 5/20/2002 3:26:31 PM EDT
Throw a prayer shawl over that cold bird! Yes, I would say that the chicken is very kosher. Next they're going to breed a chicken with no blood. Eric The(Kosher)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 5/20/2002 3:29:42 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Aviator: Poor Bastard looks cold. Aviator [img]www.milpubs.com/aviator.gif[/img]
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Damn, that's what I said too. Kinda like those dogs and cat's without fur (burrrr)
Link Posted: 5/20/2002 3:32:22 PM EDT
[ur]http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20020520/sc_nm/food_israel_chickens_dc_1&printer=1[/url] [b]Naked Chicken Plan May Make Feathers Fly[/b] [i]Mon May 20,12:31 PM ET By Megan Goldin[/i] JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Chickens could fly even faster to the dinner table if an Israeli geneticist gets his way and develops the featherless fowl. Avigdor Cahaner, from Israel's Hebrew University, has crossbred a small, bare-skinned bird with regular boiler chicken as part of a research project to develop succulent, low fat poultry that is environmentally friendly. Cahaner's red-skinned chicken looks a little ridiculous, but the lack of feathers keeps the birds cooler and leaner than their feathered cousins -- useful in hot countries. The hybrids, the geneticist believes, could revolutionize the chicken business. "(Boiler chickens) consume a lot of energy in order to grow rapidly but in the process they generate a lot of heat and they have to get rid of it otherwise their internal body temperature will go too high and they will die," he told Reuters on Monday. "That's why the growth rate of boiler (chickens) is significantly reduced in hot seasons or hot countries and that is why the poultry meat is expensive in these countries." By keeping the chickens feather-free, the birds would direct their energy to growing larger rather than keeping cool. Cahaner's naked birds would also save poultry farmers large amounts of money on ventilation to prevent their chickens from overheating. The lack of feathers would conserve large quantities of water used to pluck chickens at feathering plants. "This water is full of feathers and drainage of fat from the carcasses. We believe that this part of the pollution can be reduced and feather plants can be completely eliminated," Cahaner said. LESS WASTE The featherless fowl would be well suited to poor countries where farmers can ill afford to lose birds to overheating. "It's called sustainable agriculture," Cahaner said. "Feathers are a waste, the chickens are using feed to produce something that has to be dumped and the farmers have to waste electricity to overcome the fact." Cahaner has already produced several dozen featherless birds but hopes to perfect the still diminutive fowl so they stand as tall as the normal boiler chickens that are the mainstay of the poultry industry. "My objective is to transfer this (featherless) trait to modern fast-growing boiler chickens and learn and study the effects on growth rate, other aspects of welfare and its development and of course of the meat characteristic," he said. But featherless chickens would not be suitable everywhere, Cahaner concedes. They might catch cold in chillier climates. "It would harm them if we forced these chickens to be outside in cold weather...This is not a chicken for the open fields of England in the winter time," he said.
Link Posted: 5/20/2002 3:33:21 PM EDT
Originally Posted By legrue:
Originally Posted By Aviator: Poor Bastard looks cold. Aviator [img]www.milpubs.com/aviator.gif[/img]
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Damn, that's what I said too. Kinda like those dogs and cat's without fur (burrrr)
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The poor thing has goosebumps.
Link Posted: 5/20/2002 3:34:25 PM EDT
Hell, I could take the couple hundred pink flamingos outta my front yard and have a few of those running around instead. Far-out!
Link Posted: 5/20/2002 3:37:00 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/20/2002 3:52:32 PM EDT
Abomination.
Link Posted: 5/20/2002 7:11:08 PM EDT
Just because something CAN be done, doesn't mean it SHOULD be done.
Link Posted: 5/20/2002 7:14:34 PM EDT
Playing God.... What a way to make a living.
Link Posted: 5/20/2002 7:18:04 PM EDT
This just in: Rabbi Moishe Silbergoldgreenblausteinsonsky declares "Naked Chicken" an "evil act against G-d's creation, we should rather eat pork." An assembly of elder and learned rabbis immediately sampled their first bacon, those solving the century-old Jewish dillemma: free ham. [img]http://boards.rennlist.com/upload/jewswithham.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 5/20/2002 7:20:56 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 71-Hour_Achmed: [img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/nm/20020520/mdf34468.jpg[/img] Scientists at the Agriculture Department of the Hebrew University in Rehovot have genetically engineered a chicken that has no feathers. The naked chicken as it has been dubbed is also a low calorie bird because the lack of feathers means the chicken has less fat. (Hebrew University via Reuters) [url]http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/020520/161/1knje.html[/url] Why don't they work on something important, like lobsters with scales and fins?!?!?!?
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Looks like one of those pink flamingos you see in front yards[whacko]
Link Posted: 5/20/2002 7:25:32 PM EDT
Looks like my... well you know! Without the beak and toes!
Link Posted: 5/20/2002 7:31:05 PM EDT
The girl sitting next to the chicken looks pretty fine.
Link Posted: 5/21/2002 12:17:47 AM EDT
Originally Posted By CAPITALIST: Looks like one of those pink flamingos you see in front yards[whacko]
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That's what I thought it was when I saw the thumbnail pic on Yahoo's "most-emailed news" page.
Link Posted: 5/21/2002 12:27:50 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/21/2002 1:17:36 AM EDT
Mutant Bird!! If I saw something like that running around my yard, I'd be going right for the 12 gauge!
Link Posted: 5/21/2002 3:47:04 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/21/2002 4:36:08 AM EDT by SeaDweller]
One day those featherless chickens will take over the world. Animal Farm. And I thought "Big Poppa Pump" was a genetic freak!
Link Posted: 5/21/2002 4:18:30 AM EDT
MMmmmm.....tastes just like chicken.
Link Posted: 5/21/2002 6:44:06 AM EDT
It's like a rubber chicken come to life. [:E] If you're going to raise chickens for food, why not use selective breeding to adapt them to that purpose? No one seems to be too bothered when dog breeders do the same thing to adapt dogs to sheep herding or rabbit hunting.
Link Posted: 5/21/2002 8:53:03 AM EDT
Not kosher, I don't see the "k" stamped on it.
Link Posted: 5/21/2002 9:01:39 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/21/2002 9:10:32 AM EDT by Javak]
The naked chicken will be Ms. June Centerfold of "Play Farm Animal" magazine, beating out Ms. Piggy and Dolly the Sheep. Measurement: 5-18-18 Turn-ons : chicken feed, warm and hairy farm boys Turn-offs : cold weather, chopping block Dream Date : taken to the back of the barn on a moon-lit night and be hand-fed live worms.
Link Posted: 5/21/2002 9:06:53 AM EDT
Looks like my twig and berries, but with a deformed head and beak! How many millions in research was spent on this superflous genetic engineering? Ridiculous.
Link Posted: 5/21/2002 9:17:03 AM EDT
So where they gonna get feathers to make pillows now? Its an Islamic plot I tell ya. The enemy will be sleep deprived. Lebrew
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