Science: No Wings

When Peter Baumann was a student at Iowa State College, he got to thinking about chicken wings. Nobody really cares too much about eating them, he decided, and besides, they tempt chickens to fly the coop. So why not get rid of them?

When Baumann became a salesman of veterinarian supplies, he made it his hobby to collect freak chicks from hatcheries. A few of them were wingless; others had stubby wings. For twelve years he bred together the more promising freaks. Last week he showed about 400 wingless birds. To a non-practiced eye, the live birds do not look much different...

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