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The Barn Owl Trust's leaflet on sexing barn owls: [link]
I think that in the past I may have said something about putting together a tutorial of some sort because people keep asking me things (mostly about owls). This is the first part of it. I started out with this part not because anyone's actually asked me about it or because it has anything to do with how to draw, but because media tends to get this wrong. Movies get it wrong, literature gets it wrong, the T-shirt catalog in front of me right now got it wrong. And also because I wanted to draw something about the snowy owl that played Hedwig being a male for a long time now.

Anyway, before I start on the rest, is there anything at all, about any subject, that anyone wants to make sure I include (That you can NOT already find a tutorial for)?
Also, do you think that it would be more accessible if I uploaded it into parts (like this one) or combined everything into one or two big tutorials? (Or did both?)
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kittykat32456 4 days ago  New member
Im a guy.Problem? 
RandomHyenaLOL Mar 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Love the information source, and I have to agree. I love Nyra's face xD 
Celestial-Rainstorm Dec 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist

Nyra you troll.

And yep! The Hedwig used in the movies was male, because I read somewhere little Danny wasn't strong enough to hold a full-grown female.

I can understand that, Snowies are really huge.
Celestial-Rainstorm Dec 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah! I'm studying to be a raptor conservationist, so I've got to have a good arm to handle those girls! I both dread and look forward to the day I get to handle a female Eurasian Eagle owl...
HootowlEffenKiel Dec 20, 2013  Student Writer
Nyra's face... LOL xD
amandadragoness115 Nov 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
LOL nyra XD
SnowHarmony Oct 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
heh! Nyra is born a natural white barn owl. I think her father was a snowy? and mother a barn owl?
Snowies and Barn Owls can't reproduce, but then I wouldn't put it past the creators to take such generous artistic liberties (there's already interspecies relations). She doesn't look half Snowy at all, though. 
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