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Macramé Owl Varieties

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A Species Unlike Any Other

It is estimated that there are over 500 general varieties of Macramé Owl, with evolutions and mutations occurring all the time. Here are just a few of the varieties that we have come across. You can read about the individual varieties at our sanctuary by visiting our blog.
These are no ordinary owls… these are Macramé Owls.

Albino Macramé Owl

Albino Macramé Owl

Physical description

White with orange or red eyes.

Personality and disposition

While they adore sunshine, they are extremely sensitive to light and thrive better out of direct sunlight.

Specimens in our care

Rosemary is an Albino Macramé Owl.

Brush-tailed Basketcase Macramé Owl

Brush-tailed Basketcase Macramé Owl

Physical description

As the name would suggest, has a tail with the appearance of (or can be used as) a brush. Its stout body is indicative of mixed breeding (possibly with a Pot Bellied variety), One was spotted near a plant pot this summer.

Personality and disposition

Largely unknown. Thought to be rather shy, quiet and retreating, but has occasional bouts of wild and unpredictable behaviour.

Specimen in our care

Rita is a Brush-tailed Basketcase Macramé Owl.

Photo coming soon

Classicus Macramé Owl

Physical description

Basic features, similar to the Typicus variety, but with some additional distinctive features.

Elegansh Macramé Owl

Elegansh Macramé Owl

Physical description

One of the prettiest, most distinguished and rare varieties of Macramé Owl, it sports soft, full plumage and a bushy tail. It is quite sizeable and averages 450cm from head to tail. We currently have two Elegansh macramé owl at our sanctuary, Lawrence and Lavinia. Our fingers are crossed for a romance to develop between these two!

Personality and disposition

Quiet, cultured, well-mannered and polite.

Specimens in our care

Lawrence and Lavinia are Elegansh Macramé Owls.

Typicus Macramé Owl

Typicus Macramé Owl

Physical description

Basic features, single colour, plain eyes. Found the world over. Thought to be the original variety from which all varieties have evolved. One of our sanctuary’s best success stories is our very own Typicus variety, Sherman.

Personality and disposition

Down to earth, modest, hard working, altruistic, loyal.

Specimen in our care

Sherman is a Typicus Macramé Owl.

Macaw Macramé Owl

Macaw Macramé Owl

Physical description

The Macaw Macramé Owl has a long body with several bright colours. Of southern hemisphere origin. We currently have one Macaw Macramé Owl at our sanctuary, named Skippy. If you follow Skippy’s sad story and progress on our blog, you will discover that unfortunately his plumage is not quite as brilliant as it should be for such a Macramé Owl in a healthy state.

Personality and disposition

Quirky, expressive, active and mischievous.

Specimen

Skippy is a Macaw Macramé Owl.

Miniature Long-tailed Spectacled Macramé Owl

Miniature Long-tailed Spectacled Macramé Owl

Physical description

Natural colours, with distinctive eyes (as if wearing spectacles) and a tail that exceeds body length.

Personality and disposition

Quiet, unobtrusive, keen powers of observation.

Specimen

Curtis is a Long-tailed Macramé Owl.

Plushkin Macramé Owl

Plushkin Macramé Owl

Physical description

Very soft. Solid colour. Piercing eyes.

Personality and disposition

Gentle, basic needs. Happy to mind your own business.

Specimen

Betty and Barney are Plushkin Macramé Owls.

Pot-bellied Macramé Owl

Pot Bellied Macramé Owl

Physical description

Solid colour, dull expression, with a round, full body.

Personality and disposition

Fun-loving party-goer, but can be at times overindulgent, with a tendency toward addictive behaviour.

Specimen

Mike is a Pot Bellied Macramé Owl.

South American Gold Flecked Pygmy Macramé Owl

Pygmy Macramé Owl

Physical description

Under 15cm head to tail, with golden flecks.

Personality and disposition

Flamboyant, creative, has ‘attitude’.

Specimen

Isabelle is a Pink Pygmy Macramé Owl and Fernando (pictured here) is a South American Gold Flecked Pygmy Macramé Owl.

Scrawny Tawny Macramé Owl

Scrawny Tawny Macramé Owl

Physical description

Basic features, but unusually slight build.

Personality and disposition

Nervous, anxious, yet thrives on fear. A bit like an adrenaline junkie.

Specimen

Horace is a Scrawny Tawny Macramé Owl.

Whimsical Macramé Owl

Whimsical Macramé Owl

Physical description

Unusual and comical looking, sometimes has unnatural colouring. Identified by the telltale head tassels.

Personality and disposition

The Whimsical Macramé Owl has been rumoured to possess healing powers through the medium of laughter. Its charming sense of humour is said to enliven hearts and perpetuate speedy recovery in humans.

Specimens

Alfonso and Madeleine are Whimsical Macramé Owls.

Yorkshire Puddingdale Macramé Owl

Yorkshire Puddingdale Macramé Owl

Physical description

Generally round, fluffy and jovial.

Personality and disposition

Gregarious, playful, and enjoys a good laugh.

Specimen

Priscilla is a Yorkshire Puddingdale Macramé Owl.

 

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