Just in time for dinner, a Shandong woman happened to come across this chicken with four legs.
Zhu Zhenwu, the daughter of a local farmer, spotted this freak of nature out strutting around near her father’s farm earlier this week. Upon closer inspection, she found that the bird had grown an extra pair of legs, hanging beneath its tail.
Zhu maintains that the chicken did not come from their family farm, but had wandered over from somewhere else. However, within the day, the four-legged freak had drawn curious crowds of over fifty people to their home, Sina reports.
Unfortunately, the stress of being a local celebrity may be too much for the month-old chicken and Zhu is worried that it won’t live much longer.
On the bright side, there will soon be plenty of drumsticks to go around at the Zhu dinner table. A local farming authority stated that while the deformed bird may not look too appetizing, its meat is perfectly suitable for human consumption.
Still, most of us will have to stick to eating the regular two-legged variety, provided by China’s most popular foreign restaurant, KFC. There are locations all across China and they proudly use chickens with a normal amount of legs and wings.
By Matthew Patel
[Images via Sina]