growing and flowering times

Jim McKenney
Mon, 07 Nov 2005 05:52:21 PST
Hans wrote: "As we in Germany say :
" What is first ? - the chicken or the egg "
I would be glad to receive some opinions to my ideas ."

First of all, my apologies for those who saw a similar post from me on

Hans, there's no question about it: the egg came first.

Why? Because chickens lay a type of egg, the so-called cleidoic egg, which
developed in the reptilian ancestors of birds. In other words, the egg was
around for millions of years before there were birds/chickens.

My comments on the questions surrounding flowering times are not so facile,
and I'll save them for later.

Jim McKenney

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