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Request for photo of cloaca (vent) for avian acupuncture chapter

post #1 of 8
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Hi all,

My girlfriend is a veterinarian and a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. She volunteered to write the chapter about avian TCVM techniques for a textbook that her instructor is publishing. Her chapter is a huge undertaking and she is down to the wire with her final (5th or 6th) deadline being in a few days. I've taken hundreds (thousands?) of photos of wild birds and of our peacocks, Mo, Larry and Curly. Unfortunately none of these birds has agreed to one pose in particular, with their cloaca or vent exposed. Seriously, what prudes! If you have such a photo Cindy would be very grateful to use it and to give you credit for the photo. "Our" peacocks are mostly feral so we can't handle them without really stressing them. I searched the web for photos but it's amazing how few photos of bird vents there are available. smile

Here's a few photos of the boys:

http://blacksoldierflyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Larry-and-Curly-grooming.jpg

http://blacksoldierflyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Three-Stoges-on-my-truck.jpg

Thanks!

post #2 of 8

No pics, but those peacocks are gorgeous!!!

My "farm" includes: 4 EEs- Pacobean, Big Girl, Little Girl, and Lil Roo, 1 BO- Omelet, 1 Domonique, 1 RIR- Red, one hyperactive border collie- Rex
R.I.P Duck Duck the Chicken who was actually a turkey, I love you forever
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My "farm" includes: 4 EEs- Pacobean, Big Girl, Little Girl, and Lil Roo, 1 BO- Omelet, 1 Domonique, 1 RIR- Red, one hyperactive border collie- Rex
R.I.P Duck Duck the Chicken who was actually a turkey, I love you forever
Follow Little Roos road to manhood at http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=376950
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post #3 of 8

omg .. beautiful!

Just set up my BYC page... nothing there but my picture right now. More to come!

Wife of my husband of 14 yrs, mother to 3 daughters,  13, 11, and 10. Two dogs, and a bazillion chickenz!
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Just set up my BYC page... nothing there but my picture right now. More to come!

Wife of my husband of 14 yrs, mother to 3 daughters,  13, 11, and 10. Two dogs, and a bazillion chickenz!
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post #4 of 8

those are some mighty fancy hood ornaments on that truck!
(they look like they are ready to go somewhere lol)

Wow!  They are fantastic birds, thank you for sharing them here.

post #5 of 8

I saw something on Youtube a while ago.
I was trying to find out which way round an egg is laid...So you could try searching 'egg laying'

Sorry I can't provide you with a link, but I hope this helps thumbsup

Mother to the amazing crowing bantam wyandotte hen, a light sussex cockerel who was supposed to be buff, Buffy the buff sussex, 2 mixed-breed Freebie Sisters and Hermione...the best momma hen. Also 3 labradors, a cat, a show cob and a miniature shetland and the most wonderful daughter EVER

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Mother to the amazing crowing bantam wyandotte hen, a light sussex cockerel who was supposed to be buff, Buffy the buff sussex, 2 mixed-breed Freebie Sisters and Hermione...the best momma hen. Also 3 labradors, a cat, a show cob and a miniature shetland and the most wonderful daughter EVER

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post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 

I'm glad you enjoyed the peacock photos. These guys are a lot of fun to have around even if I do have to rinse the deck off frequently. These males are too young to sport the big tail feathers this year but I'm looking forward to the show next spring. smile

Drying feathers:

http://blacksoldierflyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Peacock-ruffled.jpg

Being observed by His Royal Highness Prince Wasabi the 22 y/o cat:

http://blacksoldierflyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/The-Prince-with-2-Stooges.jpg

post #7 of 8

Stunning Peafowl! ep
They're just breath taking ... bow
I want some peafowl so bad ... love

Breeding:

 

 

~ Seramas ~ Bantam Splash Cochins ~ LF Coronation & Light Sussex ~

 

~ White & Colored Sebastopols ~ American Buffs ~

 

 ~ Muscovys ~ Calls ~

 

~ Peafowl ~~ Lavender & Slate Turkeys ~

 

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Breeding:

 

 

~ Seramas ~ Bantam Splash Cochins ~ LF Coronation & Light Sussex ~

 

~ White & Colored Sebastopols ~ American Buffs ~

 

 ~ Muscovys ~ Calls ~

 

~ Peafowl ~~ Lavender & Slate Turkeys ~

 

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post #8 of 8
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I found a great photo of a pigeon showing the vent clearly, but I haven't had any luck contacting the photographer for permission. I'm posting that photo as one example of what we could use. The bird could be oriented differently as long as it's easy to see the vent in relation to the rest of the anatomy:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2413/2061762250_f71a9a11c9.jpg

I also thought I should post a photo of teenage hormones in action:

http://blacksoldierflyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/peacocks-tails-up-May-2010.jpg

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