What kind of chicken (?) is Big Bird?

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  1. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    What kind of chicken, bird, whatever is Big Bird supposed to be anyways?
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  2. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    I think big bird is a goose. When my Ranaya was a gosling, she looked just like him.
     
  3. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    A stuffed one....
     
  4. ArizonaNessa

    ArizonaNessa Joyfully Addicted

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    Big Bird is a buff frizzle polish [​IMG]
     
  5. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Quote:He just may be!! He's got a pitiful topknot, though, if that's the case.
     
  6. ArizonaNessa

    ArizonaNessa Joyfully Addicted

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    Quote:He just may be!! He's got a pitiful topknot, though, if that's the case.

    Well you know he was the first of his kind. They have refined the breed quite a bit since Big Bird entered the scene [​IMG]
     
  7. xxSonja

    xxSonja Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol this made me laugh, because i actually had to look up what kind of bird he was for one of my preschoolers who asked the same question when we were doing a day of birds.
    Truth is Big Bird is a mutt...
    Big Bird himself has confessed to being a lark & giant golden condor, and he has also been refered to as a turkey, an ostrich and 'part homing pigeon'
    after finding all that info (and pics of each bird species to compare) the kiddies decided very firmly that Big Bird is a bit of everything. which i think is pretty much the whole point Sesame Street was trying to get across (that whole doesnt matter where you are from, what you look like thing)

    anyway, hope that helped

    Ps. you know how some people have that saying 'what would jesus do?'(wwjd?) our preschool class now has a 'what would Big Bird do?' motto lol
     
  8. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    My sister sent some pictures of her Buff Polish rooster and my first thought was "Big Bird". Due to this observation, she changed his name to Big Bird. [​IMG]
     
  9. Julie_A

    Julie_A Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For some reason, I thought Big Bird was a canary.
     
  10. Julie_A

    Julie_A Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, just found this online...

    In Big Bird's Bio (in Sesame Street Unpaved an official Sesame publication) it has his Scientific Name as Bigus canarius.
     

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