• Short Summary

    Scientists have bred chickens without wings - to prevent them flying away.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Wingless Chicks Fly In From USA".

    Newport, Shropshire.

    SV Signboard - 'Harper Adams College'. LV Harper Adams College.

    MV Professor Howes and Mr Price of Harper Adams College entering chicken coop.

    MV Normal chicks hopping around. MV Professor Herbert Howes and Mr Price looking at chicks pan down to chicks. CU Chicks emerging from incubator. SV Girl attendant hands two chicks to Professor Howes and Mr Price. CU Wingless chick being examined. CU Wingless chick lying in man's hand. SV Professor Howes and Mr Price examining chicks. CU Chick with very small stub of wings in place of normal wings.

    NATURAL SOUND. Mr Price talking to Professor Howes. MV "Now Professor,the absence of wings is going to improve carving, but will it increase the amount of meat on the bird? 'Well, that is very doubtful, Mr. Principal, I shouldn't like to say at the moment.' It will take four months to prove that point.' 'Good, then we shall know the answer then.' 'Yes.' 'Ah, that's splendid.'

    CU Wing-less chick. CU Ordinary Chick being held by wing tips (Odd shot).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1421.23
    Media URN:
    46308
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    22/08/1949
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:56:00 / 01:33:08:00
    Canister:
    49/67

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