Avigdor Cahaner, from Israel’s Hebrew University, has crossbred a small, bare-skinned bird with a regular boiler chicken as part of a research project to develop succulent, low fat poultry that is environmentally friendly.

Cahaner’s red-skinned chicken looks a little ridiculous, but the lack of feathers keeps the birds cooler and leaner than their feathered cousins — useful in hot countries.
The hybrids, the geneticist believes, could revolutionize the chicken business.