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Old 04-11-07, 01:26 PM
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Four-legged chicken.....

http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_1414083.html?menu=

A Romanian farmer is hoping to make a fortune after a chicken was born with four working legs.



Doru Grigoras said: "Think of all the extra chicken drumsticks you can get off a chicken with four legs instead of two."

He is planning to keep the black feathered chick until it grows up at his smallholding in Dambau and then breed it to produce more four-legged birds.

If the breeding is successful he will sell the chickens to a fast food chain, and if not he says the chick could still make him a fortune through advertising.

Grigoras added: "Everyone from around the region wants to come to see my chicken. Apart from its extra legs it looks perfectly healthy, although it eats a lot for such a small bird," the daily newspaper 7 Plus reported.


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Only in Romania.
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At least it wasn't Florida this time.
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KFC stock rose sharply on the news.
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That's just way too many talons for one bird!
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Pic of the farm:

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Most freak animals don't live long enough to do any breeding.
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It is probably a deformation, not a mutation.

But then, mutations have thrived before! That's how we got short-legged sheep, Scottish folds, American Curls, Wire-haired cats, and American Idol.
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Dang, what's going on?

4-legged duck puts best foot forward in Britain



LONDON (AP) Webbed feet run in Stumpy's family, but he's the first to have four of them.

A rare mutation has left the eight-day-old duckling with two nearly full-sized legs behind the two he runs on. Nicky Janaway, a duck farmer in New Forest, Hampshire, 95 miles southwest of London, unveiled the duckling to reporters on Saturday.

"It was absolutely bizarre. I was thinking 'he's got too many legs' and I kept counting 'one, two, three, four,'" Janaway said.

Stumpy would probably not survive in the wild, but Janaway, who runs the Warrawee Duck Farm in New Forest says he is doing well.

"He's eating and surviving so far and he is running about with those extra legs acting like stabilizers," Janaway said.

The mutation is rare, but cases have been recorded across the world. One duckling named Jake was born in Queensland, Australia, in 2002 with four legs but died soon after.
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Originally Posted by mndtrp
Most freak animals don't live long enough to do any breeding.
Obviously you've never been to Oregon. Over here, they mostly ride bicycles and recycle, and are rather tame. Unless you prevent them from having their coffee.
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Well, while having extra drumsticks is certainly a plus, I happen to be a fan of white meat. Where are the 4-breasted chickens?

Of course, there's always that gal from Total Recall... (borderline NSFW):
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Originally Posted by DVD Polizei
Obviously you've never been to Oregon. Over here, they mostly ride bicycles and recycle, and are rather tame. Unless you prevent them from having their coffee.
*gives DVD Polizei a high five* Now I'm going to go get my coffee and sort though my recycles.
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Originally Posted by DVD Polizei
Obviously you've never been to Oregon. Over here, they mostly ride bicycles and recycle, and are rather tame. Unless you prevent them from having their coffee.
You live in Oregon? No wonder you're so cranky.
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Originally Posted by Minor Threat

Doru Grigoras said: "Think of all the extra chicken drumsticks you can get off a chicken with four legs instead of two."
I was unaware there was a drumstick shortage.
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Originally Posted by Bronkster
Well played, Bronk.

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