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Re: "Naked chicken" bred by Israeli geneticist

<On a serious note... no mention on how the featherless* birds are protected
from sunburn.>

>From the Times article they aren't:

But when the rooster wandered out of the shade into direct sunlight, he
flopped over onto his side, seemingly stunned.

The breeder, Avigdor Cahaner, a professor of quantitative genetics, had
warned minutes before of such a reaction. With their vulnerable, reddish
skin, "the birds don't like to be in the sun, naturally," he explained.