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3 quick bites: Solving the mystery of chickens with beards

Solving the mystery of chickens with beards
Is it possible for chickens to be hipsters? They’re growing feathery beards, if that’s an indicator. According to a new article on NPR, “for years, farmers have noticed that some chickens have tufts of elongated feathers around their face and beak, making it appear like they had grown a beard.” The chicken “facial hair” was a mystery until recently, when Chinese scientists were able to isolate the be

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