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Strange new breed

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by bills, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. bills

    bills Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A friend has just bought two of the strangest chickens I have ever seen. They have feathered beaks, and very large, almost reptilian eyes. Here's a picture of them.

    What the heck kind are they??

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  2. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    [​IMG] WOW I don't even know what to say about those.
     
  3. coloradochick

    coloradochick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Eww, they give me the shivers. It's hard to tell what their faces look like. Almost like something out of the movies. I'm sure the pics don't really do them justice though.

    Sure their not some type of owl?
     
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  4. lleighmay

    lleighmay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they're frogmouths (Podargus strigoides- not sure exactly which species). They're native to Australia. I couldn't find them on Google but Yahoo has several references.
     
  5. Anne

    Anne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I can't tell if you're serious or not. My first thought was that it was some sort of gruesome photoshop spree. Please tell me those aren't real?
     
  6. Anne

    Anne Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. lleighmay

    lleighmay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, they're real, and not a figment of my late night imagination. I used to work as a naturalist and I vaguely remembered them from some of my past reading. These days I've graduated from raptors to chickens which don't require you to keep 3000 mice in your freezer for birdie dinner purposes (yay!) [​IMG]
     
  8. peeboo

    peeboo Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. Siber_AK49

    Siber_AK49 Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay I am in shock :eek: those chickie chicks look gruesome [​IMG] They definetely make for some good camouflage though

    Quote:Okay I had to edit my post.. Are those real too?!? :eek:
     
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  10. prariechiken

    prariechiken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome frogmouths......that would be so cool to take people out to see your "chickens" and walk them into a pen of these....[​IMG]
     

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