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Domestic Buitre Breeds by Osmatar Domestic Buitre Breeds by Osmatar
Of the unenlagiines, buitres (Buitreraptor) have a temperament most suitable for domestication. Ever since the first breeding pair was brought back by Professor Charles F. Challenger from Paraíso de Cachoeiras, they have been sought after by animal lovers and breeders. Since then buitres have gone through extensive modification through selective breeding, resuting in the plethora of modern breeds, the two extremes of which are described here:

1. Commonwealth Hoity-Toity
One of the most prestigious breeds, this fancy buitre has been bred for its unusual looks. It's paedomorphic short-snouted skull, ruffled neck, rounded wings and upright posture almost completely disguise its ancestry, leading laymen to sometimes mistake it for a domesticated rahona. The Commonwealth Hoity-Toity is however most definitely a pure buitre with no signs of hybridization in its pedigree. The breed has several color morphs but all share a white torso with colored wings, tail fan and ankle ruffles. Like most modern fancy buitres, it has a drastically reduced claw on its second pedal digit that not only makes it easier to handle but also reduce the risk of serious injuries in scuffles between individuals. This breed has the shortest skull and tail, and longest metatarsals of all domestic buitre breeds.

2. European Buitrex
The Buitrex breeds have their origin in fancy buitre breeding but have since become some of the most popular pet breeds. These stocky thickly plumaged animals were bred to resemble their distant Mesozoic cousin, Tyrannosaurus rex, a massive primitive flightless bird once mistaken for a giant reptile. Due to this Buitrexes have the shortest and thickest legs and deepest most massive skull of all buitres. Despite its fierce appearance, the European Buitrex is very good-natured and affectionate, bonding deeply with its owner. It is however advisable to regularly clip and file the claws of the Buitrex to avoid accidental injuries. Removal of the claw on the second pedal digit, or the second digit entirely as is often done in American Buitrexes, is not accepted for the European breed.

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This is my entry to Hyrotrioskjans Spec Challenge #5 "Domesticated Unenlagiinae". I had planned on doing more breeds and including rahonas (Rahonavis) as well, but due to unexpected difficulties I realized I could only hope to complete these two.
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unlobogris Featured By Owner Edited Oct 1, 2017
It's actually quite funny how the Commonwealth Hoity-Toity could be also a nice restoration of Serikornis ;-)
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Osmatar Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2017  Professional General Artist
I never realized that before! Jurassic animal breeding sapient dinosauroid civilization confirmed! ;)
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Sneiks Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These are just something else. Great ideas, great results, I love them!
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Osmatar Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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Amplion Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2017
They are great!
I like that Hoity-Toity doesn't have big dangerous clows. Safe for kids.
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Osmatar Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thank you! The Hoity-Toities were specifically bred to be easy to handle, even on show stages. Buitrex on the other hand was bred to have a mellow temperament and is reportedly really good with children, but as with all animals, accidents can and will happen. Glue-on claw covers can sometimes be literal life-savers.
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DOTB18 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2017
I take it the Buitrex was inspired by the toyger?
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Osmatar Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017  Professional General Artist
In part, yes. Also the Pixe-bob (therre is no evidence that it's actually a Felis/Lynx hybrid), several dog breeds bred to look like wolves or lions, and perhaps most importantly the modena pigeons that look almost like chickens.
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william023 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2017
I was a chicken breeder who is soon to be a fulltime quail farmer, and I love these, they remind me of tumbler pigeons.
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Osmatar Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2017  Professional General Artist
I'm glad you like them! I did look at a whole bunch of domestic bird breeds for inspiration, and fancy pigeons were probably the most influential in making these.
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dylan613 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2017  Student Artist
They're so cute! I want one as pets! :D
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Osmatar Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :D
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kingrexy Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What is this?
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Osmatar Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2017  Professional General Artist
What is what?
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kingrexy Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The whole drawing. I didn't understand the description but I have a feeling that whatever this is, it is pretty awesome.
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Osmatar Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :) There's a link at the end of the description to the description of Spec Challenge #5 that explains everything. Unfortunately DA has a habit of converting all url:s into links and I didn't know how to stop it, so there's first a link to Joschua's gallery and then directly after it to the challenge.
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12monkehs Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
W O W
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Osmatar Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2017  Professional General Artist
:D
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Zealandiatherium Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2017  Student
Holy Gormbill, This is Fantastico
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Osmatar Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2017  Professional General Artist
Gracias! ;)
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TheDerpasaur Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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Osmatar Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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TheDerpasaur Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
np
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2017  Professional General Artist
Sooooo gooooood :3 
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Osmatar Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thank you :D
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dealino Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2017  Hobbyist
quality stuff mate
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Osmatar Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :D
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hananas59 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really love the designs, they lok majestic. The stories definitely make them more plausible and much more of an established concept!
I especially like that Commonwealth Hoity-Toity! 
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Osmatar Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :) I tried to include details in the in-universe description that I thought about while painting these creatures.
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hananas59 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, I love that about this universe! It provides so much insight and I love that in creature like these :3

Especially that T. rex fact :o hehehehe
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