Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Spotted Purple Cockaraptor

I have been experimenting with some more needle-felting. I want to come up with some more things for my Etsy shop.This thing started out as a chicken, then deviated far, far from plan..


That ain't no chicken. But my friend Ginny came up with an excellent name and description for it:

"It's a SPOTTED Purple Cockaraptor, from Peru. Much rarer than the plain purple, and only found in the highest Andean peaks. It builds its nests lined with vacuna fleece, and incubates those eggs for 13 months. Its young hatch fully feathered, though its spots only develop at maturity."


Spotted purple Cockaraptor ass!




"And this one is a male, identifiable by the scarflike red "beard," which, during mating rituals, engorges and stands straight out from the chest and waves enticingly up and down, up and down, up and down. Female spotted purple cockaraptors (correctly known as henaraptors, but rarely so noted...) find this irresistible, and often can be seen scratching scores in the ground before picking their mates."


"This species is often misidentified as the Lesser Targetbottomed Lavendar Cockaraptor. The LTLC is half the size of the Spotted Purple Cockaraptor, lives at lower altitudes, has paler coloration, and seeks alpaca for its nest lining - all critical differences which should eliminate any confusion."

Ginny's description is so awesome, I have stolen it for future use! 


Sometimes the Spotted Purple Cockaraptor falls over drunk after eating too many fermented poo-berries!

I am being careful to keep this thing out of the reach of cats, especially young Miss Emily. Next needle-felting project? A Dappled Short-tailed Devil-Spawn Angel Wool-sucking Kitten!



23 comments:

  1. The story and description behind these rare birds should do well!!

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    1. I need to keep Ginny writing my copy for me!!

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  2. I love him! Especially his target-shaped bum!

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  3. One eyed, one horned ,flying purple people eaters like to keep them as pets.
    Jane x

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    1. I loved that song when I was a kid!

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  4. I would never have guessed that needle-felting could be so ... erotic. Kinda makes me wish I had more right-brain capacity ...

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    1. It's also dangerous! I'm always stabbing myself in the finger and drawing blood. :) I am NOT good with sharp objects...

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  5. Oooooh how I wish I could send a dart up that Spotted purple Cockaraptor's ass!! :))

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    1. You and the local cockaraptor-hunters both!

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  6. That wee beastie needs a cartoon show all of his own. We could use the old "The Clangers" set! Genetically modified felt animals indeed!

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    1. DId you see the Clanger I knit my friend a few years back?

      http://knatolee.blogspot.com/2007/12/at-last-clanger.html

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    2. I have now! Fantastic!

      The Clangers were a wonderful series - television went through a whole decade or so of five minute cartoons before the early evening news reports - all of them intended for adults, not children. Magic roundabout, Pugwash, Clangers, Crystal Tipps and Alastair, Hector's House. "They" should bring them all back!

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  7. That crazy looking bird is too cute and Wow, the cats would have a blast with that chick. We love this little what ever it is. Well done. Bet you will sell a lot of them. Take care.

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  8. He is just too amazing! Sooo much fun!

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    1. A little crazy but I had a good time making him.

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  9. I love him. Is he for sale?

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    1. I think so! I was thinking of putting him on Etsy.

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  10. So, we've got LTLC's nesting in the alpaca field up the road - and all these years we thought they were Spotted Purple Cockaraptors! Thanks for putting us right!

    Wonderful creation Natalie.

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    1. Thank you Elaine! I draw on my inner child for this stuff. :) Lucky you, LTLC's right up the road!

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  11. This is adorable! I like his ass. :o)

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    1. Reminds me of a baboon!

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Thank you for all your comments, which I love to read!