• Short Summary

    White chickens without wings are seen at Shropshire Agricultural College.

  • Description

    Newport, Shropshire.

    Various shots of some unusual white chickens coming out of a coop and walking about - none of them have wings! They live at Shropshire Agricultural College.

    Some men pick up the wingless chickens and examine them. Their feet are inspected and we see they don't have a middle toe. One bird is weighed in a cone-shaped contraption. A man stretches out the wing of a normal chicken and compares it with one of the wingless ones.

    Note: the biological cause for this is not explained!

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1277.03
    Media URN:
    34430
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    02/01/1950
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:57:00 / 01:03:10:00
    Canister:
    NP 277

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