[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Subject Index][Author Index]

Another feather theory

A reader's letter in the May 22nd Science News suggests the following (paraphrased) in regards to a Sid Perkins article on feather development:

When foxes and dogs try to catch chickens they get a mouth (or paw) full of feathers. So, the feathers make for a fluffy target and aid in the feathered one's escape.

I could see that might be an aid smaller birds but possibly not larger ones.