Chicken With Four Legs


A chicken with 4 legs? We thought the same at first. But there is a real life chicken out there that does indeed have 4 legs! This specimen was presented by a man named Wang Lejun who claimed to have inherited it from his mother in law.

A chicken with four legs? You’re going to ask me if such a thing is “possible?” The answer is…well, that’s what we’re going to discuss here today.

Four-legged chicken is an amazing sight to behold

The three-month-old Dong Tao breed of poultry bird was born with a disability that gave it four legs instead of two.

This four-legged chicken has become a delightful sight to behold for anyone who comes across it. The three-month-old Dong Tao bird named Rod Ma, was born with a rare disability that gave it four instead of two legs.

It was found on a poultry farm owned by Wasan Kanphian in the Lampang province of Thailand.

Wasan said:

Rod Ma has had four big legs since it was born due to genetic disorders. His father and mother are healthy. Now, I have around 200 Dong Tao chickens in my farm. Most of the chickens born disabled will hardly survive, but this disabled male chicken is different. I will not trade it and will pet it like one of my friends.

Dong Tao chickens

This is a rare breed of chicken found mainly in the Dong Tao (thus the name) commune in Khoai Chau district, about 30km from Hanoi. It has one of the thickest legs hardly ever seen among birds of that size.

The Dong Tao chicken has an imposing figure, a healthy body and stout legs covered with reddish scales.

The weight is measured at its legs. A male adult Dong Tao chicken can weigh up to 6 kilograms and develop legs as thick as a human’s wrist.

The hens are generally white, while the cocks have colourful feathers.

Meat fit for kings

A rare chicken breed prized for its delicious meat, the Dong Tao chicken was once bred exclusively to serve the royal family and mandarins.

It is now prized by chicken breeders and its meat is served in expensive restaurants that cater to the wealthy. The legs are a special delicacy in their own right giving the bird its value.

The selling prices of Dong Tao chickens in Thailand include 6,000 baht (£130) for four-month-old baby chickens, 7,500 baht (£163) for five-month-old chickens and around 18,000 baht (£392) for one-to-two-year-old father and mother chickens.

Part of the reason for the high price per chicken is that it can take 8 months to 1 year for a Dong Tao chick to mature. Typically chickens reach sexual maturity and begin laying eggs at 16 to 24 weeks.

Not two but four; Curiously four-legged chicken… Know more!!!

A chick, which was born with the rarity of four legs, is so popular among the locals now. The rare chick is being raised at Farooq’s house in Kokkaranipadam near Vadavannur Mandam School.

It has a total of four legs but only the front two are used for walking. Farooq and his wife see this four-legged chick, one of the nine chicks that hatched on the evening of December 31st, as a New Year’s gift. Farooq, who was a mechanic in Riyadh for five years, is now an auto driver. At present there are about 90 chickens in their house which is run as a poultry sub-occupation.

Chicken born with four legs in India

A RARE four-legged chicken has been discovered in rural India where it happily lives with an extra set of limbs.

Staff reporter



A chicken with a rare…

A chicken with a rare deformity has hatched in India. Behind two normal legs another pair dangle off the ground.

A RARE four-legged chicken has been discovered in rural India where it happily lives with an extra set of limbs.

The five-month old creature was born with polymelia, that is an extra set of limbs, in the Northeast village of Kitam. It has two normal legs and an extra set of what appear to be suspended legs that dangle from behind.

“Polymelia is basically a genetic deformity. It happens during development of embryo and sometimes not only in chicks but other animals also this happens and it’s not a surprising thing but it happens very rarely,” said local veterinary expert Arjun Adhikari.

“If it a major vital organ, it needs a major surgery otherwise limps and all we can take out with minor surgery and they can survive for their normal life,” he said.

Villagers flock to see baby chicken born with four legs

A rare four-legged baby chicken has been discovered in rural India where it happily lives with an extra set of limbs.

The two-month-old chick was born with polymelia which means that it developed two extra legs in the egg.

The little chick clearly has two normal legs and an extra set that dangle behind it in a video filmed at its home in Rojhada, Betul, in northern India.

Javed Ali, who lives in the Kidwai Ward of the city, owns the four-limbed chicken.

He said that the unusual creature has sparked much excitement in the local community, with many people coming to visit the tiny chick.

And people have even tried to buy the diminutive bird for as much as 5,000 rupees (£55.30).

But Javed has grown attached to the chick and has been reluctant to sell it.

Despite the local interest in the bird, Kamlesh Ahirwar, Professor of Zoology in Betul, told local media that such incidents are normal in nature and the bird’s unusual appearance is not a miracle

Polymelia is a birth defect which causes a creature to have extra limbs which are often shrunken or deformed.

The embryo may have started as conjoined twins where one twin degenerated completely except for their limbs, which end up attached to the other twin.

Or the extra legs could have been caused by a condition called dipygus in which the body axis forks along the torso, so the posterior end duplicates, forming two extra legs.

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