Feathers aren’t scary, Mr Spielberg?

by Matthew Cobb

In fact, it’s a Brahma Chicken, but it’s still pretty scary!

36 Comments

  1. BobTerrace
    Posted March 19, 2017 at 4:23 pm | Permalink

    Someone needs a barber.

  2. Posted March 19, 2017 at 4:27 pm | Permalink

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/192133028531

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    • Posted March 19, 2017 at 4:28 pm | Permalink

      • rickflick
        Posted March 19, 2017 at 6:30 pm | Permalink

        It claims it’s full scale too.

        • Mark Sturtevant
          Posted March 19, 2017 at 7:46 pm | Permalink

          Yeah, this species was really not that big. Others were. I think the Utahraptor was pretty much a nightmare.

          • Posted March 20, 2017 at 6:40 am | Permalink

            Dakotaraptor is bigger, iirc. Here between an Archeoraptor and a T. rex.

            (R. J. Palmer)

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            • rickflick
              Posted March 20, 2017 at 9:50 am | Permalink

              I love that cowboy in the picture. He’s like…”Bring ’em on!”.

              • Heather Hastie
                Posted March 20, 2017 at 10:47 am | Permalink

                Typical USian! He’s ready to reach for his gun! 🙂

              • Posted March 20, 2017 at 11:17 am | Permalink

                I think it’s supposed to be the paleontologist Bob Bakker, who often wears a cowboy hat and vest, and was parodied in the Lost World as “Robert Burke”.

              • rickflick
                Posted March 20, 2017 at 11:39 am | Permalink

                I was surprised to lean Bakker was seriously religious.

      • Posted March 20, 2017 at 7:51 pm | Permalink

        Aw, it’s adorable! I want one!

        What? Raptors are freaking cute.

  3. Merilee
    Posted March 19, 2017 at 4:55 pm | Permalink

    Looks more thilly than thcary to me, fluffy pantaloons and all…

    • Torbjörn Larsson
      Posted March 19, 2017 at 6:19 pm | Permalink

      Thoo cute! (At several arms length.)

    • Draken
      Posted March 20, 2017 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

      Wait till you here it crow in the morning…

  4. Mark Sturtevant
    Posted March 19, 2017 at 6:18 pm | Permalink

    That is pretty impressive.
    We had friends who would keep bantam chickens. The tiny rooster would charge after the kids pretty regularly, and yes, they ran. I don’t blame them.

  5. Andrea Kenner
    Posted March 19, 2017 at 6:33 pm | Permalink

    Wow, that is one big chicken!

  6. Posted March 19, 2017 at 7:35 pm | Permalink

    Why did the Brahma chicken cross the road? He didn’t, he just walked down the road and straddled both sides.

  7. Randall Schenck
    Posted March 19, 2017 at 7:45 pm | Permalink

    Had to go look that up. Wonder if KFC or Popeyes is looking at this?

    • tubby
      Posted March 19, 2017 at 8:55 pm | Permalink

      It might not mature as quickly as modern breeds do, making it more vulnerable to loss by retrovirus induced cancers and have a gamey flavor.

  8. een
    Posted March 19, 2017 at 9:11 pm | Permalink

    That’s an impressive chicken. I read in a book “Great Mambo Chicken” about NASA experimentally rearing chickens under 2 gravities to see how they’d get on.

    They adapted to the increased gravity, ripped like bodybuilders, and when they were released into normal Earth conditions they became…Great Mambo Chickens! There weren’t any pictures, sadly, but I’d like to think they looked like these ones, and were ready to kick ars*.

  9. nurnord
    Posted March 20, 2017 at 5:36 am | Permalink

    Holy shit ! I had no idea there was a breed THAT size.

  10. Richard Bond
    Posted March 20, 2017 at 6:23 am | Permalink

    Some creationists claim that birds cannot have evolved from dinosaurs because scales and feathers are so different. Well, most chickens have legs covered with scales…

  11. David Coxill
    Posted March 20, 2017 at 6:43 am | Permalink

    To be honest ,when the chicken started to climb out i thought it was a guy dressed up as a chicken .

  12. John Dentinger
    Posted March 20, 2017 at 8:59 am | Permalink

    Pay, I say pay attention, son–it looks just like Foghorn J. Leghorn!

    • Kevin
      Posted March 20, 2017 at 9:53 am | Permalink

      Funny.

      • merilee
        Posted March 20, 2017 at 10:32 am | Permalink

        Me, too; immediately thought of Foghorn Leghorn, I say Son!

    • Posted March 20, 2017 at 8:52 pm | Permalink

      Ha ha. Thanks. Foggy was a favorite when I was a kid. I still say “That boy, I say, that boy is as sharp as a bowling ball.”

  13. Mike
    Posted March 20, 2017 at 9:21 am | Permalink

    That’s a big Chicken, go down with a few Chips, that’s English Chips,not American which we refer to correctly I might add as Crisps.

  14. Posted March 20, 2017 at 11:33 am | Permalink

    Feathers aren’t scary. Things *with* feathers can be 😉

    • Posted March 20, 2017 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

      Yeah, feathers are cool. Things that have feathers can seriously mess you up, though.

      • David Coxill
        Posted March 20, 2017 at 9:19 pm | Permalink

        What’s the difference between kinky and perverted ?
        Kinky is when you stroke someone with a feather ,perverted is when you use the whole chicken .

  15. Posted March 21, 2017 at 6:55 am | Permalink

    Before Robt. T Bakker we were all taught that dinos were cold blooded reptiles that lived in tropical swamps who died off because the Earth got too cold.
    Then this came along;
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dinosaur_Heresies

    I suspect Spielberg wrote the screenplay while the idea of feathered dinos was yet somewhat controversial. I still hear people who should know better refer to the Mesozoic as “the age of reptiles”….and even today you come upon children’s toys and stories that depict them as big lizards. How much longer before Barney sprouts plumage?

    • Posted March 21, 2017 at 11:20 am | Permalink

      I took a general biology course in high school a few years after JP. It was still an open question then, and a few years later in general bio in CEGEP. It isn’t, apparently, now: the Canadian Museum of Nature, for example, has a video about how birds are dinosaurs. Don’t know if it has made the textbooks for kids yet (or college/university) though.


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