Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Four-legged chicken born in India

A rare four-legged chicken hatched in Kitam village of India's north-eastern Sikkim state. The bird has two normal front legs and an extra set of what appear to be suspended legs that dangle from behind.

Veterinary expert, Arjun Adhikari, said that there is no definite reason behind the deformity and it could be operated on. However, in India worshipping a rare structured animal or killing it is not a new practice.

"Polymelia is basically a genetic deformity. It happens during development of embryo and sometimes not only in chicks but other animals also this happens and it's not a surprising thing but it happens very rarely," said Adhikari.

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The rare four-legged chicken was hatched five months ago and has been living a normal life like other chickens.

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