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Domestic Buitre Breeds
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Published: July 20, 2017
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Of the unenlagiines, buitres (Buitreraptor) have a temperament most suitable for domestication. Ever since the first breeding pair was brought back by Professor Charles F. Challenger from Paraíso de Cachoeiras, they have been sought after by animal lovers and breeders. Since then buitres have gone through extensive modification through selective breeding, resuting in the plethora of modern breeds, the two extremes of which are described here:

1. Commonwealth Hoity-Toity
One of the most prestigious breeds, this fancy buitre has been bred for its unusual looks. It's paedomorphic short-snouted skull, ruffled neck, rounded wings and upright posture almost completely disguise its ancestry, leading laymen to sometimes mistake it for a domesticated rahona. The Commonwealth Hoity-Toity is however most definitely a pure buitre with no signs of hybridization in its pedigree. The breed has several color morphs but all share a white torso with colored wings, tail fan and ankle ruffles. Like most modern fancy buitres, it has a drastically reduced claw on its second pedal digit that not only makes it easier to handle but also reduce the risk of serious injuries in scuffles between individuals. This breed has the shortest skull and tail, and longest metatarsals of all domestic buitre breeds.

2. European Buitrex
The Buitrex breeds have their origin in fancy buitre breeding but have since become some of the most popular pet breeds. These stocky thickly plumaged animals were bred to resemble their distant Mesozoic cousin, Tyrannosaurus rex, a massive primitive flightless bird once mistaken for a giant reptile. Due to this Buitrexes have the shortest and thickest legs and deepest most massive skull of all buitres. Despite its fierce appearance, the European Buitrex is very good-natured and affectionate, bonding deeply with its owner. It is however advisable to regularly clip and file the claws of the Buitrex to avoid accidental injuries. Removal of the claw on the second pedal digit, or the second digit entirely as is often done in American Buitrexes, is not accepted for the European breed.

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This is my entry to Hyrotrioskjans Spec Challenge #5 "Domesticated Unenlagiinae". I had planned on doing more breeds and including rahonas (Rahonavis) as well, but due to unexpected difficulties I realized I could only hope to complete these two.
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Ofbooksandballpoints|Hobbyist General Artist
Why do I imagine they're called "butter birb" in this worlds version of the internet
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IPc5|Professional Artist
Hello, Would you like to send one of your artwork to participate in the international competition of this congress of paleontology researchers? 
It would be really great!
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Trendorman|Student Traditional Artist
I have a lot of familiarity with breesing pigeons, and I got to say, if these where bread like them, they would be much more crazy, imagine the top one but it's chest is do big its taller than it's head.
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Philoceratops|Hobbyist General Artist
The commonwealth hoity-toity has a very uncanny appearance to Halszkaraptor, minus the facts that it would need a longer snout and shorter arms, to fit that. Very nice!
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fandomedragon25|Hobbyist General Artist
sorry for spamming you with bird emoticons I was just trying to be quirky and funny
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I like your art it's really nice and accurate =P (Razz) Wink/Razz Birb intensifies I'M A BIRD - Icon Bird - Icon FREE UNDERTALE ICON - Reaper Bird Steven Universe's Pearl (Dank Bird Mom) .:F2U:. Many Thanks From The Bird Lord! Little Bird Parrot dancing emoticon Winged, Wise, And Wobbly bird-ehya fariba Rowlet FREE AVI | #722 Rowlet (normal ver) PearlLA BIRB INTENSIFIES avatar/emoticon Trash Dove Hello (not my art) Icon - Goldfinch Pigeon Would Like To Applaud Your Efforts Owl Bird BY THE BIRB OF BIRBSKULL! Toucan jumping down the stairs Nelly the Owl Hi there Flamingo moonwalking in circles COMMISSION 4 OpalescentArtist European Goldfinch Brush Off The Dust [DANCING INTENSIFIES] Piper - Icon Pearl Emote 40 Common Chaffinch Piper - Icon Piper - Icon Crazy Dancing Puffin Lavender Waxbill Dancing Owl Strawberry Flavor (F2U) Dancing Yellow Owl Icon (F2U) Katkoot dance 2v Firebird Squawking Birdssasin Lester the raven emote Blue Budgie Owl My Love [18] Pidgeot Blue Jay-Bird icon Pink Bird [17] Pidgeotto [21] Spearow Bird Mom My Honey Toucan eating a giant piece Pssst, Hey Kid. You Wanna Buy Some Birb? 
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fandomedragon25Edited |Hobbyist General Artist
dinosaurs of the now, both fictional and real, and pearl

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It's actually quite funny how the Commonwealth Hoity-Toity could be also a nice restoration of Serikornis ;-)
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Osmatar|Professional General Artist
I never realized that before! Jurassic animal breeding sapient dinosauroid civilization confirmed! ;)
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Sneiks|Hobbyist Digital Artist
These are just something else. Great ideas, great results, I love them!
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Osmatar|Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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Amplion's avatar
They are great!
I like that Hoity-Toity doesn't have big dangerous clows. Safe for kids.
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Osmatar|Professional General Artist
Thank you! The Hoity-Toities were specifically bred to be easy to handle, even on show stages. Buitrex on the other hand was bred to have a mellow temperament and is reportedly really good with children, but as with all animals, accidents can and will happen. Glue-on claw covers can sometimes be literal life-savers.
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I take it the Buitrex was inspired by the toyger?
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Osmatar|Professional General Artist
In part, yes. Also the Pixe-bob (therre is no evidence that it's actually a Felis/Lynx hybrid), several dog breeds bred to look like wolves or lions, and perhaps most importantly the modena pigeons that look almost like chickens.
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I was a chicken breeder who is soon to be a fulltime quail farmer, and I love these, they remind me of tumbler pigeons.
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Osmatar|Professional General Artist
I'm glad you like them! I did look at a whole bunch of domestic bird breeds for inspiration, and fancy pigeons were probably the most influential in making these.
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dylan613|Student Artist
They're so cute! I want one as pets! :D
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Osmatar|Professional General Artist
Thanks! :D
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kingrexy|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What is this?
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Osmatar|Professional General Artist
What is what?
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kingrexy|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The whole drawing. I didn't understand the description but I have a feeling that whatever this is, it is pretty awesome.
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Osmatar|Professional General Artist
Thanks! :) There's a link at the end of the description to the description of Spec Challenge #5 that explains everything. Unfortunately DA has a habit of converting all url:s into links and I didn't know how to stop it, so there's first a link to Joschua's gallery and then directly after it to the challenge.
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W O W
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