Chinese Duck Has Three Legs and Four Feet

Posted on December 4, 2010

One can only wonder about Mother Nature and her odd sense of humor when viewing this little duck born in China with three legs and four feet.

Chinese Duck Has Three Legs and Four Feet picture

The odd duckling was among a batch of 600 purchased by farmer, Yang Fuyong, of southern China’s Guangxi Province.

He discovered the duckling’s plight of having one too many legs and two too many feet while vaccinating all of them.

In its own way, this poor little duckling is fortunate as the farmer decided to sell the other ducklings but keep this unusual one as a pet.

“I have been raising ducks for more than 10 years but I have never seen anything like this before. It has an extra leg behind the other two and that leg has two feet. I’m going to carry on raising it to see how it does,” said Yang.

Local livestock experts are certain that the duck is the result of a genetic mutation.

This type of mutation is rare, but such cases have occurred over the years all over the world.

Check out this video depicting Stumpy, a four-legged duck born in England a few years back.

Chinese Duck Has Three Legs and Four Feet picture

Just when you thought you had seen it all…

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Chinese Duck Has Three Legs and Four Feet picture

MDeeDubroff

M Dee Dubroff is the penname of this freelance writer and former teacher originally from Brooklyn, New York. A writer of ghostly and horror fiction, she has branched out into the world of humorous non fiction writing and maintains eight web sites covering a wide variety of topics. She also writes feature articles for several local newspapers. Her book entitled: A Taste of Funny, and her website, Eat, Drink And Really Be Merry (http://www.ingestandimbibe.com) feature many well researched and humorous articles on the subject of food and drink.
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Layla
Layla

I find Stumpy particularly adorable.