At 08:08 AM 9/15/98 +0100, John Birtwistle wrote:
>Steph came closest. He is indeed of a rare but Celtic breed which is
>closely related to both the penguin and the chicken. A near relative
>recently had a starring role in "The Wrong Trousers" and you may have seen
>him there attempting to outwit Gromit.
>The breed was established on Clare Island in Clew Bay at the time of
>Granuaile, the Pirate Queen, who needed a parrot better adapted to the
>rigours of a Westport winter. It rapidly became the official bird of the
>O'Malleys. Granuaile herself took one of Polly's ancestors with her when
>she visited Queen Elizabeth 1.
Ah, yes. The old Parrotus Celticus Preposterosterus -- that most noble
of all breeds.
Also, I'm sure some of us would like to know exactly what are the
symptoms of clinical depression in parrots?