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One VERY ugly bird....and dumb too!!

 
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Mar 01, 2010 17:58 |  #31

I recently saw a NatGeo show about turkeys and they said all the birds being raised were males. I wonder how they do that?


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Mar 01, 2010 18:17 as a reply to  @ canonloader's post |  #32

It is called parthenogenesis and is the asexual reprocuction of animals and plants. It occurs mainly in some species of insects, fish, reptiles and a few birds. In many species the offspring are all female, but interestingly enough the offspring in turkeys are all sterile males.

There are various theories of why it occurs and most have to do with stressful environmental times when a mate might not be available. I found an alternative explanation for why it occurs: parthenogenesis seems to occur chiefly in critters too homely for sex to be practical.


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Mar 01, 2010 18:24 |  #33

It's not nice to fool mother nature.


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Mar 01, 2010 18:27 |  #34

Great portrait


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Mar 04, 2010 16:41 |  #35

the photo in the original post reminds me of Whistler's Mother


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Mar 04, 2010 17:48 as a reply to  @ post 9475736 |  #36

Stunning image the detail and colors are fantastic.


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