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Chicken bones and emu tracks
In a message dated 9/18/98 11:05:50 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
<< We found that using chicken skeletons often produced poor
results, as most chickens from the grocery store are fairly young. Often
the joints are poorly formed, being composed of mostly carteledge, which of
course, cooks off. The turkeys proved to be of sturdier stock.
One major difficulty is obtaining a head and the lower legs and feet.
These proved almost impossible to obtain. >>
I've recently contacted some local bird hunters who have agreed to provide me
with a few specimens after this year's bird season. Usually, bird hunters are
interested only in the meat and the feathers. Mature wild bird carcasses get
around the problem of undeveloped bones, missing feet, etc. Possessing wild
animal parts without a permit isn't legal everywhere, however.