Is it a pigeon? Is it a chicken?
PUBLISHED: 13:19 06 February 2008 | UPDATED: 11:31 01 July 2010
A WILDLIFE volunteer is searching for the owner of a strange bird that is half-chicken and half-pigeon. The flightless bird, believed to be a Banat,
A WILDLIFE volunteer is searching for the owner of a strange bird that is half-chicken and half-pigeon.
The flightless bird, believed to be a Banat, was found in Beckenham on January 11 but will be relocated permanently to a sanctuary in Kent on Saturday.
It was taken to veterinary nurse Lauren Smith, 23, from Mottingham, who independently runs Wildlife Lodge, a bird rescue service.
Miss Smith said: "He was handed in by a man who had to chase him down a street but we don't really know anymore than that.
"He must have an owner as he can't fly. At the moment he sleeps with my pigeons but behaves like a chicken."
Miss Smith runs an aviary for lost and sick birds and also fosters cats.
If you know the owner of the chicken-pigeon, or if you find an injured or sick bird, call Miss Smith on 07983 708 497.
For more information or to donate to Wildlife Lodge visit www.thewildlifelodge.co.uk.
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