Meet Whipper: The mutant budgie!

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  1. TrickyDisco

    TrickyDisco <b><font color=blue>Voted TFW2005's Sexiest Female

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    This little guy captured my bird-loving heart, so I thought to introduce him to you. :) 

    Here we have your ordinary run-of-the-mill budgie/parakeet.
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    Here on the other hand, we have a mutant feather duster:
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    Awww! Poor guy...lol

    He even has his own website and all:
    www.whipper.co.nz
     
  2. Aaron

    Aaron Master of Crystalocution Moderator Content Contributor

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  3. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    I can't find any explanation on the site as to why the bird has such an appearance; all the stupid articles on him are written in the "fun feature" format. The best description I can find is "a rare mutation known as 'feater duster' syndrome." Oh, come on.

    I wonder if there's a connection between a mutation like this and another mutation that came up in the news recently - that mutated dog that hung around the toxic waste facility. Both, due to exposure to radiation, developed unique and overgrown hair/fur patterns. Strange.
     
  4. TrickyDisco

    TrickyDisco <b><font color=blue>Voted TFW2005's Sexiest Female

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    Allegedly (love that word!) this is not the first time a bird like this has been spawned, and this is all tracked down to in-breeding in english show-budgies. His three siblings are all normal.

    But isn't he just the cuuuutest thing? :D 
     
  5. Star Sabre James

    Star Sabre James <b>The JUICE</b> TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yikes! That bird will give me nightmares for weeks.
     
  6. Nephthys

    Nephthys Banned

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    AAHH, he's still cute in a way.
     
  7. Aaron

    Aaron Master of Crystalocution Moderator Content Contributor

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    That dog looks more like it has some serious fur matting issues.
     
  8. rattrap007

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    I find it hysterical!! I'm sorry it just strikes me as hilarious..
     
  9. The_Bardock

    The_Bardock ****** of the Minicons

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    Man that bird looks awesome, makes me want one of my own.
     
  10. Chaos Muffin

    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

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    WTF is that!?! Poor thing . If it did'nt poop would be nice to to keep around the TF's to keep em dusty free.
    Don't remember seeing that in my Wildlife Treasury.


    Alwyays thought this bird was cool, it's called 'Cock of the rock' . Seriously.
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  11. Dark_Convoy

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  12. RandomFerret

    RandomFerret Fuzzy Forever

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    Oh look, the bird exploded. It's good that Bart did that.
     
  13. flamepanther

    flamepanther Interested, but not really

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    According to the article, that dog hangs around a contaminated copper mining pit, not a radioactive waste dump. Poison /= radiation. I also didn't see any mention of him being a mutant. Rather nobody ever cuts his hair. Some breeds of dog are like that if you don't. The mop... errr, bird isn't the result of radiation either. His mutation is attributed to inbreeding.
     

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