National Geographic : 1962 Nov
Big birds roam an ostrich farm WE OSTRICH FARMERS," V said Will Hooper of Highgate Farm in Oudts hoorn, "made fortunes when fashion decreed feather boas. Now we sell hides and cater to tourists." Emerging from eggs (left) big enough to make 12-man omelets, chicks in one year grow taller than my wife Rosita (right), who made that hat of pink-dyed plumes in 15 minutes. Adult ostriches (below) weigh up to 300 pounds. They graze like horses and eat as much. 655 Rogue tom, isolated in a stockade for quarrelsome behavior, could disembowel its keeper with one powerful forward kick.