Hybrid Animals

  • Featherless Chicken

    Featherless Chicken

    Featherless Chicken Scientists at the genetics faculty at the Rehovot Agronomy Institute near Tel Aviv, Israel have created a mostly featherless chicken by cross breeding a broiler (which are the big, meaty ones) with a species that has a featherless neck. The idea behind the de-velopment of this ugly thang is that it will create [...]

  • Toast of Batswana

    Toast of Batswana

    Toast of Batswana A sheep–goat hybrid, also the Toast of Batswana is the hybrid offspring of a sheep and a goat. Although sheep and goats seem similar and can be mated, they belong to different genera. Sheep belong to the genus Ovis and have 54 chromosomes, while goats belong to the genus Capra and have 60 [...]

  • Geep


    Geep A sheep–goat chimera (sometimes called a geep in popular media) is a chimera produced by combining the embryos of a goat and a sheep; (mixing the words into geep) the resulting animal has cells of both sheep and goat origin. A sheep-goat chimera or geep should not be confused with a sheep-goat hybrid, which [...]

  • Tiglon


    Tiglon A tiglon (pronounced /ˈtaɪɡlən/) or tigon is a hybrid cross between a male tiger (Panthera tigris) and a lioness (Panthera leo), hence has parents with the same genus but of different species. The tiglon is not currently as common as the converse hybrid, the liger; however, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, [...]

  • Liger


    Liger The liger is a hybrid cross between a male lion (Panthera leo) and a tigress (Panthera tigris), hence has parents with the same genus but of different species. It is distinct from the similar hybrid tiglon. It is the largest of all known cats and extant felines. Ligers enjoy swimming which is a characteristic [...]

  • Wolphin


    Wolphin A Wholphin or Wolphin is a rare hybrid, born from a mating of a male false killer whale Pseudorca crassidens (actually another dolphin species, taxonomically speaking) and female Bottlenose Dolphin Tursiops truncatus. Although they have been reported to exist in the wild, there are currently only two in captivity, both at Sea Life Park [...]