The common chicken is not known for being particularly stunning – but a new fad has allowed these fowls to peacock around the yard. Photos of chickens in tutus have been paraded across the internet and we just don’t know what to think of it. Forget chickens in diapers, these robust birds have been accessorized to look stage-ready, and you won’t be able to hold your applause.
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Animals may not be able to perform the same elaborate choreography that humans do, but that doesn’t mean they don’t dance. According to Ed Hagen, an anthropologist at Washington State University, who has researched the roots of dance, we can observe lots of animals dancing in nature. These movements can help communicate important information and help find a mate. The process of using dance to find a mate is part of something called courtship – which can be observed in chickens.