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(Daily Monitor (Uganda))   Third-world country excited about new hybrid chickens that produce both meat and eggs. Subby wonders WTF their old chickens looked like   (monitor.co.ug) divider line 51
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2013-01-14 08:57:14 AM
Wow. If only they pissed beer, they'd be the perfect food.
 
2013-01-14 08:58:06 AM
maybe you've never had bug light.
 
2013-01-14 09:01:26 AM
th05.deviantart.net

Something like that?

/hot
 
2013-01-14 09:04:01 AM

lenfromak: Wow. If only they pissed beer, they'd be the perfect food.


Dupont is working with Monsanto on this as we type.
 
2013-01-14 09:04:08 AM
i believe that most chickens are bred to be either layers or fryers, so to speak. FTA, the big thing is that these cluckers are supposed to be able to thrive on agricultural waste, no special feed.
 
2013-01-14 09:07:20 AM
The difference between layers and fryers is an industrial world distinction that places like Uganda don't bother with. The big thing is that these chickens lay more, have a higher body weight, lower mortality rate and can be fed anything.
 
2013-01-14 09:09:20 AM
They should really watch their terminology. A lot of anti-GMA people will see "hybrid" and froth at the mouth, completely forgetting about the process of crossbreeding.
 
2013-01-14 09:10:29 AM

musicmanboston: i believe that most chickens are bred to be either layers or fryers


Some are meant to be roasters, but a good fryer will do. The grading system is in German. I learned it in French, while Speaking Spanish.
Yes, I worked in a chicken plant. Mostly, I boiled chicken in steam kettles.
We would use the same broth over and over, sometimes, and get this beautiful heavy broth that could cure a farking cold if you drank a quart of it hot.
 
Biv
2013-01-14 09:10:41 AM
Heh heh, he said naads.
 
2013-01-14 09:11:16 AM

Zombie Eater: They should really watch their terminology. A lot of anti-GMA people will see "hybrid" and froth at the mouth, completely forgetting about the process of crossbreeding.


Wonder what Gregor Mendel would say.
 
2013-01-14 09:14:23 AM
If only chickens produced bacon...
 
2013-01-14 09:14:52 AM

lenfromak: Wow. If only they pissed beer, they'd be the perfect food.


By definition, all animals piss Bud Light.
 
2013-01-14 09:15:34 AM
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A happy Ugandan.
 
2013-01-14 09:18:05 AM
I raised broilers for meat over the summer, free range.  It seemed cruel to raise chickens that grew so fast that they developed health problems, but the alternative was worse.  The "dual purpose" chickens that I raised before them were much friendlier, but ended up so small that it took two of them to feed my family of six.  I'll take killing one ugly dull-normal chicken over killing two cute lap chickens any day.
 
2013-01-14 09:22:19 AM

lenfromak: Wow. If only they pissed beer, they'd be the perfect food.


and if they cross-bred a chicken with a pig so that the meat was BACON
 
2013-01-14 09:24:22 AM
Maybe they poop drumsticks.
 
2013-01-14 09:26:48 AM
It performs very well under scavenging management system

Is that the technical word for letting it wander around the village?
 
2013-01-14 09:28:22 AM
The GOP seems to think they double as sex toys.
 
2013-01-14 09:29:51 AM
Most hybrid chicken don't procreate. Let's see if the chicken breeders are still happy after they realised that.
 
2013-01-14 09:35:39 AM
What a hybrid chicken may look like

images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-01-14 09:37:54 AM
I'm no chicken expert, but I have 4 Black Jersey Giant hens. They are supposedly meat birds but they lay an egg a day each. I thought all chickens forage & eat scraps.
 
2013-01-14 09:40:42 AM

Fritriac: Most hybrid chicken don't procreate. Let's see if the chicken breeders are still happy after they realised that.


It's not that kind of hybrid.  They're still chickens, not a cross between a chicken and a turkey or something.
 
2013-01-14 09:41:52 AM
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2013-01-14 09:54:38 AM
Did the old chicken look something like this?
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2013-01-14 09:54:57 AM

reillan: lenfromak: Wow. If only they pissed beer, they'd be the perfect food.

and if they cross-bred a chicken with a pig so that the meat was BACON


Instant bacon & eggs. Or even better, bacon flavored eggs!
 
2013-01-14 09:55:14 AM
Did you call me chicken?
www.cleanme.us
 
2013-01-14 10:00:47 AM
I've had free range chicken in India. They were scrawny things, probably best left as layers when possible.
 
2013-01-14 10:02:46 AM
Subby doesn't understand how livestock works. That's ok because most people "nowadays" don't.
 
2013-01-14 10:04:25 AM
I'm not eating any meat that a chicken lays.
 
2013-01-14 10:20:04 AM

I. R. Rottweiler: I'm not eating any meat that a chicken lays.


whatscookingamerica.net
You eat liquid chickens, do you not?
 
2013-01-14 10:25:25 AM
Hmmm, to me it tastes like "tasty wheat" Did you ever eat tasty wheat Neo?
 
2013-01-14 10:35:05 AM

vudukungfu: Zombie Eater: They should really watch their terminology. A lot of anti-GMA people will see "hybrid" and froth at the mouth, completely forgetting about the process of crossbreeding.

Wonder what Gregor Mendel would say.


Wenn ist das Nunstück git und Slotermeyer? Ja! Beiherhund das Oder die Flipperwaldt gersput!
 
2013-01-14 10:52:11 AM

Sneakytoes: Fritriac: Most hybrid chicken don't procreate. Let's see if the chicken breeders are still happy after they realised that.

It's not that kind of hybrid.  They're still chickens, not a cross between a chicken and a turkey or something.


What about a turken

http://www.mypetchicken.com/chicken-breeds/Naked-Neck-Turken-B107.asp x

(No, it's not a turkey/chicken cross just their name)
 
2013-01-14 10:53:11 AM
"It performs very well under scavenging management system and has been genetically selected to provide both meat and eggs and is able to survive and thrive on agricultural and household waste, requiring no additional feed."

Yardbirds.
 
2013-01-14 11:03:24 AM

Publikwerks: [media.ebaumsworld.com image 650x520]


"Super ultra mega chicken? Shhh! No! He is legend!"
 
2013-01-14 11:05:34 AM

Zombie Eater: They should really watch their terminology. A lot of anti-GMA people will see "hybrid" and froth at the mouth, completely forgetting about the process of crossbreeding.


No kidding. Technically, they're not hybrids. Just a new breed, developed (I'm assuming) by crossing existing breeds in order to get a more efficient multi-purpose chicken. That's not exactly a new practice.
 
2013-01-14 11:18:02 AM
I'd bet the native chickens are Game chickens best used for fighting. They have mixed up some Barred Rocks, Orpingtons and what not with leghorns to get a bird that lays well and has some meat on its bones. You can just about floss your teeth with the meat from a game chicken. And they are seasonal layers at best.
 
2013-01-14 11:42:07 AM
Ugandan chicken?

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2013-01-14 11:46:47 AM

blatz514: What a hybrid chicken may look like


There it is
Leaving satisfied
 
2013-01-14 11:55:42 AM
Egg = Meat
Prove me wrong
 
2013-01-14 12:15:30 PM

wildcardjack: The GOP seems to think they double as sex toys.


1.bp.blogspot.com

"That's a joke...I say that's a joke, son!"

:)
 
2013-01-14 12:22:03 PM

Securitywyrm: Egg = Meat
Prove me wrong


They are byproducts - not meat. Boogers are not meat. Feathers are not meat. Wool is not meat.

Also, your mom is a vegetarian and she swallows, so not meat.
 
2013-01-14 12:40:25 PM

fo_sho!: Securitywyrm: Egg = Meat
Prove me wrong

They are byproducts - not meat. Boogers are not meat. Feathers are not meat. Wool is not meat.

Also, your mom is a vegetarian and she swallows, so not meat.


Grits ain't grocery
Eggs ain't poultry
And Mona Lisa was a man
 
2013-01-14 01:34:13 PM
I guess raising buff orpingtons is not as profitable to agribusiness as it is to introduce a "new" kind of chicken.
 
2013-01-14 02:06:08 PM
Yep, they grow Mcnuggets right on their backs. Pluck em' off and they grow right back.
 
2013-01-14 02:19:54 PM
I guess we've been third world for awhile then. Dual purpose chickens been around here for a long time. I have 10 Rhode Island Reds in my coop now. Average 8 eggs a day, and one of them always goes broody at least once a year and hatches a clutch of chicks so they replenish themselves. We just butcher the old girls when they quit laying. (Except for my daughters favorite, "PRINCESS DI" that she won't allow me to kill...)
 
2013-01-14 02:20:38 PM

Sneakytoes: I raised broilers for meat over the summer, free range. It seemed cruel to raise chickens that grew so fast that they developed health problems, but the alternative was worse. The "dual purpose" chickens that I raised before them were much friendlier, but ended up so small that it took two of them to feed my family of six. I'll take killing one ugly dull-normal chicken over killing two cute lap chickens any day.


The 'friendly' problem is why I don't currently raise chickens. Are there any that are so stone stupid I won't get attached to them? Something with the intelligence of a sheep that's been hit in the skull with a brick would be nice.
 
2013-01-14 02:21:59 PM
http://thechickencenter.com/dual-purpose-chickens/
 
2013-01-14 05:18:13 PM

SpiderQueenDemon: The 'friendly' problem is why I don't currently raise chickens. Are there any that are so stone stupid I won't get attached to them? Something with the intelligence of a sheep that's been hit in the skull with a brick would be nice.


Yes, the standard white broilers.  They're almost as stupid as turkeys.  They get nice and plump, and after they were gone I was happy to not have to haul their lazy asses into their coop every night with the alpha male biting me.  The only problem is that my butcher freezes them with their legs sticking up so they're a little too big for my largest crock pot.
 
2013-01-14 06:20:23 PM

dryknife: "It performs very well under scavenging management system and has been genetically selected to provide both meat and eggs and is able to survive and thrive on agricultural and household waste, requiring no additional feed."

Yardbirds.


upload.wikimedia.org

Huh?
 
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