Duck relatives from Al Taliaferro strips Aug 30, 2019 15:12:37 GMT
Post by Baar Baar Jinx on Aug 30, 2019 15:12:37 GMT
Also, Donald did seem to express some concern about Fethry going duck-hunting in The Retriever, even saying, "I'm domesticated!" or something of the sort after Fethry points the gun at him. You could argue that Donald is just a human with a last name that sounds similar to "duck", and that he misheard, mistakenly believing that Fethry was going to hunt his kin, but I think the implication is pretty clear that Donald is, in fact, a duck.
The fact that Daisy (and Donald, and Scrooge, and HD&L) don't wear anything below the waist and yet need to wear a towel coming out of the shower, for example, is explainable by the "filter" (or more appropriately, "lens") theory, i.e., these characters are all humans that look like anthropomorphized animals because of the lens we view their universe through, so while they're actually wearing pants, the same lens that gives them beaks and feathers makes it look like they're bare waist-down. But on those occasions when they actually are naked, they need to use makeshift covering (like a towel).
And yes, we've discussed "The Retriever" before in great detail (most extensively in this thread); that story is complicated even more by the fact that less-anthropomorphized ducks that talk among themselves (MEAS-2s) coexist with the presumably human MEAS-4b Donald and Fethry who seem to at least partly think of themselves as ducks!