SCIENTISTS REVEAL NEW BREED OF CHICKEN – April 1, 2019
In an announcement made today on the steps of a prestigious university, scientists unveiled a new breed of chicken they’ve been working hard to develop for the last decade. The team of researchers included chemists, biologists, and breeders from around the world. Their breakthrough comes on the cusp of a study released in March by researchers at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine that suggests that those who eat more than three eggs per week are at increased risk for heart disease and early death.
What’s so special about this new breed of chicken? It lays yolkless eggs. Yes, the San Vitellus lays one egg per day on average, the same as an ordinary chicken. The lead researcher on the project, Dr. Douglas Frederick Philp III from the National University of Lacazer, says the project was created as a spinoff from another study that began on this day in 1962. Under a grant from the university, a broad study of the breeding habits of domesticated birds from around the world led to one control group interbreeding with another species. Their offspring produced yolkless eggs.
To raise money to pursue their research regarding the yolkless laying offspring, the university produced a calendar of cute chicks annually for several years. The money raised went directly into the research program and sustained it for quite some time until sponsors were obtained.
When asked which two species were bred to produce the offspring, the team remained silent. Until they provide this part of the data, scientific journals and researchers will not qualify the team’s success. The team explains the data will be forthcoming in the months ahead. However, until they do provide the data on the breeding, they have yolk on their face.