Which is the first animal to lay an egg?
The answers are: 1. The egg (species that lay eggs have been around a lot longer than chickens). 2. The chicken. That is, if a chicken egg must be laid by a chicken, then before a chicken egg can exist, there must *by definition* be a chicken around to lay it.
Which is first, the chicken or the egg?
The first chickens The very first chicken in existence would have been the result of a genetic mutation (or mutations) taking place in a zygote produced by two almost-chickens (or proto-chickens). This means two proto-chickens mated, combining their DNA together to form the very first cell of the very first chicken.
Which is the oldest bird, egg or chicken?
Archaeopteryx fossils, which are the oldest generally accepted as birds, are around 150 million years old, which means that birds in general came after eggs in general. That answer is also true— the egg comes first —when you narrow it down to chickens and the specific eggs from which they emerge.
Who was the first person to say Chicken came first?
It was Plutarch who gave the question its enduring form, “Whether the Hen or the Egg Came first,” writing of the “little question” that it “shook the great and weighty problem (whether the world had a beginning).”
What was born first the chicken or the egg?
By definition, now the egg is a chicken egg, so the egg was first. (This does not take the possibility into consideration that the chicken was born directly from the mother, e.g., from a mammal, but that is not something that evolution theorists would deem probable.)
Did the chicken come befor the egg?
The chicken DID come before the egg. It has been the ultimate philosophical and scientific mystery for centuries – until now, that is. Scientists yesterday claimed to have cracked the riddle of whether the chicken or the egg came first. The answer, they say, is the chicken.
What came first egg?
If the question refers to eggs in general, the egg came first. The first amniote egg — that is, a hard-shelled egg that could be laid on land, rather than remaining in water like the eggs of fish or amphibians — appeared around 312 million years ago.