The Gallus in the Gallus

Via the Official Poultry Bookstore blog, an amazing drawing of chicken combs by Ross Simpson. Combs are functional, helping chickens regulate temperature and as a prop in matin’ rituals. Humans have clearly been involved in the comb differentiation process:

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  1. I remember getting to some church function at my grandmother’s church many years ago, and we all got out of the ’71 Volkswagen van my parents purchased to provide all of us with a seat belt, and I and my four sisters were halfway across the parking lot before we realize that we didn’t have the three boys with us because they were doing some last minute primping in the outside review mirrors and their window reflections!

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