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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:46 pm 
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Doing a web search under "hens with teeth" (as you do) I came across some interesting information which has been around since at least 2006. Some of the information is clearly repeated directly from one site to the next, but I thought I'd include them anyhow. I'm sure that there are plenty more sites with detail about the talpid gene on them, but these are the ones I came across tonight that I had a quick squiz of.

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2006-02/uom-htn022206.php

http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2006/feb/23/research.highereducation

http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2006/02/21-03.html

http://jhered.oxfordjournals.org/content/33/3/83

http://www.nature.com/scitable/topicpage/atavism-embryology-development-and-evolution-843

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:32 pm 
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all appear to be occurring under un-natural conditions. on the evolutionary scale there is no doubt birds once had teeth, just look at the archaeoptryx :thumbs:

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Caladenia,

that looks just like some of my Wyandotte hens when you go near their babies!!!




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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:53 pm 
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rotten_66 wrote:
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that looks just like some of my Wyandotte hens when you go near their babies!!!




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You can ALWAYS tell a poultry person by the "dings" ALL over their forearms. They don't need bloody teeth :roll:


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:19 pm 
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Try feeding pills to an angry gander and you get the toothy bite marks to go with the 'ding' on the forearms. :lol: Maybe they have the 'gene' in question.

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I would rather a hen peck me then some of the Rosella's i got, when they bite you the buggers allways draw blood :cry:


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Now that's a fowl that would keep the foxes and neighbours cats out of the yard :shock:

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And the neighbours too, I'd say... :aaargh: :rofl:

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