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11 Comments

BrandonBlount
BrandonBlount 10 years ago

Yes, however, you cannot guarantee the end result of such a hybrid, can you? There are so many factors and variables in the genetics that can cause unwanted outcomes. At least that's my theory. (I experienced this first hand when one of my Rhode Island Red Roosters, got in with some of my Araucana hens). The resulting hatch was not something that was 100% positive.

Liam
Liam 10 years ago

Falconers often hybridize falcon species, simply because of "hybrid vigor". The falcons are larger and better hunters, sometimes even smarter.

BrandonBlount
BrandonBlount 10 years ago

Liam I agree, although I am not sure why someone would cross breed the raptor species as they are perfectly adept at what they do, as they were made to do it. I don't see any way to actually improve upon their current evolutionary standings. (I am not one for playing with genetics and mixing breeds just to see what will happen).

Liam
Liam 10 years ago

I believe it to be a Falcon, Gyrfalcon hybrid most likely. A very odd individual indeed. The eyebrows are not at all like they should be, they're raised much higher than a normal raptor's are.

Jeannette
Jeannette 10 years ago

I think you are right it's probably a juvenile, but still I am no expert. It sounds like you are, so I will post a photo where I need your help :)

BrandonBlount
BrandonBlount 10 years ago

I agree. I was stumped for awhile because the shape of the beak, particularly the Cere (yellow tissue at the top of the maxilla surrounding the nostril) as well as the lore, and the eye ring. It may be due to the bird being young, and not completely filled out yet. The other thing that catches my eye is the mandible (lower jaw) doesn't seem like it's full length, usually the mandible will reach the curved hook on the upper jaw.

Jeannette
Jeannette 10 years ago

@ Brandon, yes he looks a bit sad and dull, no sparks in his eyes... I also thought the colour of the eyes are normally more yellowish or light brown...

BrandonBlount
BrandonBlount 10 years ago

Jeannette I believe you are correct, however, there is something off with this birds beak, and how deep the eyes seem to be set in the head. I don't know if it's due to generations of captive breeding and or breeding for specific traits, however something just doesn't seem 100% to me.

Jeannette
Jeannette 10 years ago

I think it's a Buteo buteo, but I am not good at raptors :)

snickerweb
snickerweb 10 years ago

Thx for comment.
So Ou really think this http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barn_Owl is the Same like my Spot?

Kat Lester
Kat Lester 10 years ago

This kind of looks like a barn owl

snickerweb
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Egloffstein, Bayern, Germany

Spotted on May 27, 2012
Submitted on May 30, 2012

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