Jurassic Poultry

In Chicken husbandry on September 27, 2011 at 9:10 pm

Sept. 27th

This is what happens when you have the internet and way too much time on your hands!

Palaeontologists have long accepted that birds are a form of dinosaur.  Now the theory that the most feared dinosaur of all, Tyrannosaurus Rex, evolved into the modern-day chicken has been given scientific backing with the discovery of some pre-historic collagen.  Analysis of the collagen has, they say, provided genetic proof of a link to chickens, with both sharing remarkably similar bone structure.  “The analysis shows that T-Rex collagen make-up is almost identical to that of a modern chicken.”–British palaeontologist Dr Angela Milner, of the National History Museum.  The U.S. researchers’ findings, reported in the journal Science, provide the first hard genetic evidence for the theory that birds evolved from dinosaurs.

Why does this not surprise me?  Daisy is almost the size of a T-Rex now and have you seen her feet?


The girls can certainly show ferocity when stalking grapes, bugs and stale bread; and what I’ve seen them do to a frog is unfit for my readership!  Yes, I can see the ancient dinosaur traits present in my chickens…

Daisy-Saurus-Rex, Violet-ceraptor, Rosie-o-saurus

and I’m just a little bit scared.

You SHOULD be! Bwaaaaaaaawk!

  1. WAAAYYYY!!!!! to much time on your hands.

  2. Renee you know I have always been a seeker of knowledge! I must know all things CHICKEN! Cannot wait to see you this weekend. Peg will have your eggs in her fridge.

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