RE: [BQ_Forum] For a laugh - Tim Murphy may be on Chanel 10 Brisbane ton

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Subject: RE: [BQ_Forum] For a laugh - Tim Murphy may be on Chanel 10 Brisbane tonight
From: "Tim Murphy" <>
Date: Fri, 29 Dec 2006 17:51:50 +1000
Well, it was on. I was heavily edited (I expected no less) and so looked as
though I was saying almost the opposite of what I said.

BTW. I  just checked Slibley and Alquist and they place Chickens and Brush
Turkeys in different Orders, from DNA, and point to 100 myr for the split!
(dog - cow hybrid?). The mound builders are related to North American Guans
and it is obviously a very ancient split indeed.

I have been told that the Chinese use Black Chickens for Medicine.

Tim Murphy
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  About three weeks ago I received a report that a Brush Turkey / Chicken
  hybrid has been reported in Ashgrove. It was a haunting a Brush Turkey
  and generally in company with one.

  I went over and photographed the bird and studied the pictures at leisure.
  determined that the bird was a melanistic chicken, not an hybrid, reported
  this to the original reporter and dropped the matter.

  This morning I received a phone call from Channel 10, apparently
  are being made to the site. I gave a long interview to a reporter,
  explaining why I believed that it was not an hybrid but a chook, and
  them the bird.

  If it is a slow news day I should be on after 5 today on Channel 10. You
  watch it for a laugh.

  The photo of the bird is on the Birds Queensland Web Site

  Another (larger) photo is on

  Opinions welcome. Am I wrong?

  Tim Murphy

  PS. For Reoez - sorry - no mention of Peak Oil.

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