Kiwiana inspired pictorial socks featuring imagery of New Zealand native flora and fauna, such as these takahe, or rail birds. These make great gifts for family and friends here and overseas, because they are lightweight and low cost to post. Send us a message or choose a different delivery address to have these shipped almost anywhere in the world!
100% authentic made in Norsewood, New Zealand.
Colour - Beige
Blend / Composition - 75% Merino, 20% Nylon, 5% Lycra
OSFM One Size Fits Most
Size Guide - NZ/UK 6-10 mens = US 6-11 = Euro 38-43 = 24.5-27.3 cms = 9.6-10.75 inches
There is an approximate 1.5-size difference between men's and women's sizing. For example, a men's size 7 is roughly equivalent to a women's size 8.5.
The flightless takahē is a colourful green and blue bird with an impressive red beak and short stout legs. The takahē are classified as an endangered species.
The flightless takahē (Porphyrio hochstetteri) is a unique bird, a conservation icon and a survivor. The takahē has clung to existence despite the pressures of hunting, habitat destruction and introduced predators.
The takahē was once thought to be extinct, but was rediscovered in 1948. Even today, despite years of conservation effort, the takahē remains critically endangered.
Are they just fat pūkeko?
No! A takahē looks similar to the common pūkeko, probably because they share an ancestor, so they are very distantly related.
The pūkeko is skinny and blue with a black back, the takahē is much larger and more colourful. It has a large, strong red beak and stout red legs. Its gorgeous feathers range from an iridescent dark blue head, neck and breast to peacock blue shoulders and turquoise and olive green wings and back.
Adult takahē are about the size of a large hen, 50 cm high and can weigh over 3 kg.
Takahē are flightless. They have wings, but they are only use them to display during courtship or as a show of aggression.
Takahē have lived over 20 years in captivity but in the wild few birds reach this age.
ReviewsKatieI bought a pair of these socks for my Dad as, what I thought was an uninspired, Christmas present a couple of years ago. However, he loves them as they are warm and hard wearing. Mum loves them because they don't make his feet smell! So he requested some more for his birthday and to survive the cold UK winter. He might be getting more for presents until he has the full set!
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DetailsCurrent Stock:SKU: 9056Manufacturer Part Number 9056Weight: 0.10 KGSWidth: 9.00 (cm)Height: 22.00 (cm)Depth: 2.00 (cm)Gift Wrapping: AvailableShipping: Calculated at Checkout
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