Coming to a tropical island in Costa Rica…

Research has emerged from Edinburgh University’s Roslin Institute, famously behind Dolly the sheep, that has taken the first step to genetically modifying chickens to lay eggs from a different species.

Scientists at the Institute have already used the technique to create a chicken fathered by a duck, and a large bustard fathered by a cockerel. It is hoped that the technology will enable the repopulation of endangered or extinct species.

This, according to a spokesman, could include rare ducks, songbirds… or even raptors.