Game of Thrones Dragon Chicken

There’s no “clucking” around on HBO’s Game of Thrones, and it turns out that the show used the anatomy of a chicken to design Daenerys Targaryen’s dragons.

With dragons clearly being mythical creatures, it was always going to be a challenge to base them on any real-life animal from the pages of history. Unable to decide what kind of winged creature should influence those scaly fire-breathers, it seems that everyone involved with Game of Thrones eventually settled on a chicken.

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Game of Thrones Used A Chicken To Design Dany’s Dragons