Cockatrices are apparently small chickens found on Azeroth, thus far only represented by the Pygmy Cockatrice.
This may be the Darkmoon Faire's attempt at passing an ordinary chicken off as the more traditional mythical beast.
Cockatrices and blood elves
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Between Blizzard's tendency to put their own spin on myths and traditional fantasy — and the high elven love of grace and beauty — it is no mystery why these scaly monsters were reinvented for their new incarnation.
In classical representations, cockatrices look like a mixture of a rooster and a dragon or snake, as seen in the picture to the right.