Wingless Chickens

Because he disliked "gnawing on stringy chicken wings," Peter Baumann bred wingless chickens. This was back in the 1940s. Evidently his wingless chickens failed to interest the chicken industry. I haven't been able to find out what became of his flock.

To illustrate the helpless quality of these wingless birds, photographer Francis Miller dropped one from six feet to show how it failed to fly, as opposed to a winged chicken that glided downwards.

Images from Life - July 18, 1949:

"Wingless chicken (below) plummets helplessly downward when dropped from 6-foot height, while normal bird settles gently with wings spread"







     Posted By: Alex - Sun Nov 13, 2022
     Category: Animals | Farming | 1940s





Comments
Apparently tastes have changed. In recent years, America has experienced a shortage of wings.
Posted by ges on 11/13/22 at 04:06 PM









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