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Old May 30 2015, 08:23 PM   #8
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Default Re: Furbeasts, Deep Ones, Whersports, & Avians

Ok, so we know that Pern has native "birds" and that the colonists brought farmyard birds with them (chickens, geese, ducks, etc.), but what I'm trying to figure out is if the Pernese domesticated native Pern "avians" or if that's just what they call chickens now.

We know wherries were domesticated (right?), but those are actually called by name.

In "Skies of Pern", avians are mentioned several times. Once that they sing shrilly, again that holds keep them for eggs, and another time served as food cut into "quarters". So does that make the singing ones Pernese "birds" and the food ones chickens? What do you guys think?
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