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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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scratch212 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  New member
nyra: im a guy Troll 
metal beak: A Real o.O 
xXLoki-FangirlXx Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nyra's face says it all! XD poor Metal Beak. XD
thank you for the info. Lol wow idiot know that females were bigger than males. Yay is females are stronger! Anyways yeah that cracked me up. Also I so didn't know tha headwig was a male.
Jdcorc Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Every time I try and look at Nyra's face..

Nyra: I'm a guy *epic troll face*

Me: *Starts cracking up like an insane person in an asylum*
kittykat32456 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
Im a guy.Problem? 
RandomHyenaLOL Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Love the information source, and I have to agree. I love Nyra's face xD 
Earldense Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
Thank you :D
Celestial-Rainstorm Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist 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.

Earldense Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
I can understand that, Snowies are really huge.
Celestial-Rainstorm Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist 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 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Student Writer
Nyra's face... LOL xD
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