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Published April 26, 2011, 02:20 PM

ND biology professor hatches Easter tradition

JAMESTOWN, N.D. — A Jamestown College biology professor is taking Easter eggs to a new level.

JAMESTOWN, N.D. — A Jamestown College biology professor is taking Easter eggs to a new level.

Michael Kjelland says he has perfected the process of injecting chicken embryos with food coloring during incubation. The result is usually brightly colored Easter chicks.

This year he wound up with four chicks: one green, one pink, one yellow and one that wasn't dyed.

Kjelland, a North Dakota native, tells The Forum newspaper he worked on chicken cloning while completing his doctorate at Texas A&M. He says the dye doesn't harm the chickens, but says it shouldn't be attempted by people who don't know what they're doing.

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