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Duck successfully fathers a chicken


Posted on Friday, 22 March, 2013 | Comment icon 46 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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In a new medical experiment a duck has been able to father a chicken following a special procedure.

The remarkable 'Turducken' was created at the Central Veterinary Research Laboratory in Dubai when scientists injected a chicken's germ cells in to the reproductive organs of a male duck embryo. Once the duck had fully grown it was able to produce the sperm cells of a chicken, a first for science.

While the project is initially aimed towards producing more fertile hens, it is hoped that the technique could eventually be used to allow hens to produce eggs belonging to rare, endangered or even extinct species of birds.

"The ultimate goal is to ”use this system to propagate endangered species or potentially bring back an extinct one,” according to a recent TEDx talk by Mike McGrew."

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #37 Posted by DKO on 23 March, 2013, 6:55
Yeah I wonder what it will be like down the track.
Comment icon #38 Posted by Neurotoxin78 on 23 March, 2013, 11:00
So where's the photo of this bird???
Comment icon #39 Posted by libstaK on 23 March, 2013, 11:02
I call fowl play.
Comment icon #40 Posted by Skeptic Chicken on 23 March, 2013, 17:26
Chuck!
Comment icon #41 Posted by Sundew on 23 March, 2013, 20:47
The drake takes one look at the baby and says to the hen, "Lucy, you got some 'splainin' to do!" Sorry, couldn't resist.....
Comment icon #42 Posted by CRIPTIC CHAMELEON on 23 March, 2013, 21:04
So birds of a feather do flock together.
Comment icon #43 Posted by Render on 26 March, 2013, 14:09
Care to elaborate?
Comment icon #44 Posted by Geldoblam on 27 March, 2013, 6:47
Bring back dinosaurs.
Comment icon #45 Posted by Andromedan Starseed 333 on 30 March, 2013, 17:50
this feels and sounds wrong in a way and at the same time i find it amazing that we could bring back extinct animals too:)let's bring back the dodo bird and platypus too LoL what bothers me about this is that they are changing and messing around with natural evolution and changing animals DNA.i do not like the sound of that.
Comment icon #46 Posted by trish1997 on 2 April, 2013, 20:43
what is next spider-duck.. snake-dog ? grasshopper-roach ?


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