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Re: MORE FEATHERS & NEKKID MAMMALS



On Thu, 31 Oct 1996, Ronald Orenstein wrote:
> At 14:40 30/10/96 -0500, Jeff Martz wrote:
> >Peter Buchholz wrote:
> >> All birds are reptiles and all bird young that I know of have feathers.
> >
> >    Birds are born smooth skinned in the areas that will later 
> >produce feathers.
> 
> Okay, guys, let's settle this.  In fact you're both right (and wrong).  Many
> birds are hatched with feathers, but not all.  According to various articles
> in "A Dictionary of Birds", embryonic development of feather precursors in
> the domestic fowl begins at about 8 days of incubation, and of course you

Hmmm. Just out curiousity, do scans etc. of dino eggs show any embryos
with feathers or feather signs?


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