Egg-laying chooks

To: "martin butterfield" <>, "Chris Davey" <>
Subject: Egg-laying chooks
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Sun, 6 Jan 2008 16:12:06 +1100
A response on Martin's comments (which were perhaps written before he saw mine): As for "do Red Jungle Fowl have a similar sized egg to an Australorp? A relevant question for other reasons but the size of the egg may make little or no difference to the evolutionary history that I suggested. And as for "do they make the same ruckus when laying in the wild?" This is a very relevant question to the evolutionary history that I suggested and I have mentioned it. Indeed if (and I assume it would be so) there are potential ground living predators of such things in their native habitat, they probably do not do this. If so, that would be a major clue that the behaviour has been established as a result of human selection, whether deliberately or not.
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