"To make a hen out of a feather"
A scandinavian proverb based on H.C. Andersens hen who lost her a
feather. Like the wind the rumour spread, from dove to owl, from
rooster to bat, and suddenly a feather became five hens. The story tells
that they had feather pecked each bloody and naked just to see who had
thinned the most due to sorrow of love. Hopefully my work on
feather pecking and genetics reflects the truth better than that. Go ahead and
have a look...
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Last updated: 06/13/05