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Male cardinals are red. Female cardinals are tan. The odd bird that's been roosting outside Jeff and Shirley Caldwell's kitchen in Erie, Pennsylvania, is an even split of both.
Divided down the middle like a winged black-and-white-cookie, the rare cardinal is plumed in feathers that are scarlet on its right side and taupe on its left. When Shirley Caldwell photographed the bird on a recent winter morning, she knew it was unusually beautiful. She did not realize the bird's quirks went beyond its unusual plumage, though. Women want sex Cardinal
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Womeb call birds like this one "bilateral gynandromorphs " — meaning half the bird's body is male and the other half is female.
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When that egg Beautiful want hot sex Odessa fertilized by sperm carrying two male Z chromosomes, the egg develops with both ZZ male and ZW female chromosomes. The bird then develops with half of its body containing male ZZ cells while the other half contains female ZW cells. According to Kimberly Reece, a geneticist at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, bilateral symmetry "typically arises when the organism has between 8 and Careinal cells," Reece said infollowing the discovery of a gynandromorph crab in the Chesapeake Bay.
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This is likely the case for the half-sider cardinal spotted in Pennsylvania, Hooper said. To know for sure, however, an ornithologist would have to analyze the bird's blood. If that's the case, the chimeric bird's brain would probably also be "half male" and "half female," Hooper told The New York Times.
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Shirley Caldwell has noticed one such scarlet-plumed male trying to court the gynandromorph bird in her yard. If there is a chemistry between the two lovebirds, it's possible they could even have offspringHooper said.Hot Housewives Seeking Casual Sex Fargo North Dakota
Editor's Note: This story Women want sex Cardinal udpated to correct the name of Shirley Caldwell's husband. It is Jeff, not John. Originally published on Live Science. Brandon Specktor writes about the science of everyday life for Live Science, and previously for Reader's Digest magazine, where he served as an editor for five years. He grew up in the Sonoran Desert, but believes Wmoen hot dogs are trying way too hard.
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