A-Z Breeding Unit for Averaging Eight Breeds, 1993

The A-Z Breeding Unit for Averaging Eight Breeds was an experimental housing unit for chickens controlling the reproduction of its inhabitants.  The Unit was built as an experiment to reduce eight domestically created breeds back to a single bird with more original traits.   Successive crossbreeding demonstrated that the unique traits were recessive, vanishing as a more “average” chicken was achieved – raising issues of control, organization, and notions of progress and creativity.