Hen has chick without laying egg


Hen has chick without laying egg

2012-04-22 16:44

http://www.koreaherald.com/national/Detail.jsp?newsMLId=20120422000221

A hen in Sri Lanka gave birth to a chick without an egg, veterinary officials said.

(Photo courtesy of Manula Kumarage)

Instead of being laid by the hen and incubated in the nest, the egg was incubated inside the hen for 21 days and then the chick hatched inside the mother.
The chick is normally formed and healthy, veterinarians say, although the mother hen died.
The government veterinary officer in the area, P.R. Yapa, said he had never seen anything like it before, the BBC reported.
An examination of the hen’s carcass showed the fertilized egg had developed within the hen’s reproductive system but stayed inside the hen’s body until it hatched, Yapa said.
The examination showed the hen died of internal wounds.
The story has made headlines in Sri Lanka, the BBC said, with one Sri Lankan newspaper carrying the headline: “The chicken came first; not the egg.” (UPI)

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斯國母雞不下蛋直接誕小雞

明報 – 2012年4月20日星期五上午8:36

 

http://hk.news.yahoo.com/%E6%96%AF%E5%9C%8B%E6%AF%8D%E9%9B%9E%E4%B8%8D%E4%B8%8B%E8%9B%8B%E7%9B%B4%E6%8E%A5%E8%AA%95%E5%B0%8F%E9%9B%9E-003607397.html

 

斯里蘭卡一隻母雞沒用孵蛋方式,直接生出一隻小雞,在當地引起轟動。

一般母雞生小雞,都是先下蛋,在體外孵化,但是這隻蛋卻留在母雞體內21天,最後在體內孵化。

小雞生下來後身體健全,一切正常,但是雞媽媽卻沒活下來。

當地政府獸醫說,他從沒見過這種事情。

獸醫檢查了母雞屍體,發現受精了的蛋在母雞生殖系統內發育,但直到孵出來時一直都留在母體內。

驗屍結果發現,母雞死於內傷。

英國廣播公司駐科倫坡記者哈維蘭德說,這件事在當地引起轟動。

斯里蘭卡《每日鏡報》調侃道:對於先有雞還是先有蛋這個古老問題,現在這件事給出的答案再明確不過了--當然是先有雞,後有蛋啦!

(英國廣播公司)

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