Mother Hen Eats Dye, Chicks Hatch Out Freakish Colors (Jan, 1933)
Mother Hen Eats Dye, Chicks Hatch Out Freakish Colors
THE chickens seen in the photo at the left may look just like any brood of infant barnyard fowl but that is because Modern Mechanix couldn’t print them in colors. In the flesh, however, they are a deep pink in hue with bills and toe nails a resplendent rose color.
The chicks were produced during experiments in which the mother was fed red dye. Further experiments are under way with other dyes and soon purple and green hens may be as common as white and brown ones now. The chickens otherwise are normal in every respect.