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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?
+----------+ Rich Travsky RTRAVSKY @ UWYO . EDU
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