Hoax????

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by EweSheep, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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  2. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    I've seen a lot of strange things in nature not to discount that completely...However, I also know that "back in the day" it was pretty common for people to make goofy taxidermy creatures like jackalopes and such.
     
  3. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    The chick is believable, but the duck... I dunno. Usually when they have a deformity, such as four legs, they really look deformed, not "perfectly" formed like the duck is.
     
  4. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    would be interesting to find out. The chick doesn't seem far fetched, a double embryo fused, it obviously didn't live to be a big chicken. The duck one looks crazy! But with the eyes not being perfectly set makes me think it's a possibility. Or it could be like the whole jackalope thing [​IMG]
    Maybe I will have to look up the museum....
     
  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:I remember the jacklopes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Those were funny!
     
  6. Bammony

    Bammony Red-dress-less

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    I'm sitting here eating olives and for some reason the pic on the post card made me want to puke. weird, I know.
     
  7. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    i think it could be real but the taxidermist might have shaped the duck wrong and also use a bad headshape.
     
  8. PunkerTechnoRoo?ter

    PunkerTechnoRoo?ter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Back in that time there was huge competition to see who could come up with the best fake freak. P. T. Barnum was largely responsible. Unless the postcard was made past 1930....
     
  9. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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  10. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    Here is a link to the museum.

    http://www.taxidermy4cash.com/potter.html

    It is an old taxidermy museum. I think the guy was a bit of a whacko.

    ETA: DON'T CLICK ON THE LINK IF IT WILL BOTHER YOU TO SEE STUFFED KITTENS, PUPPIES, GUINEA PIGS, ETC HAVING TEA PARTIES AND OTHER STUPID THINGS!!
     
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2009

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