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I got this on my aol news thought you might like to see



The four-legged chicken is standing on two of its feet, according to its owners


It resembles the result of a terrible experiment but the owner of a four-legged chicken denies fowl play.


New Zealand's Waikato Times newspaper reported that Ryan Dickey, 10, found the four-legged chick around an incubator at his home near the city of Hamilton on Monday.


His mum, Marlene, breeds 14 types of chickens and said it was the first time she'd seen one hatch with four legs.


The chick, yet to be named, is a Barnevelder chicken, a Dutch breed.


Mrs Dickey said other lesser legged chicks had accepted it without a problem.


"He looks really robust and strong, he's good, he's just cruising along."


The chick uses its bottom two legs to walk on. The family plan to keep it as a pet.


Researchers have found four-legged chickens are not unheard of but Poultry Industry Association executive director Mike Brooks said they were as rare as hens' teeth.


Other four-legged chickens had been reported in Romania and Saudi Arabia.


Hamilton vet Keith Houston said in the Dickey's chick case, stem cells in the egg had divided into four instead of two, meaning an extra pair of legs.







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