I am not to worried if Sam looks like a real Eagle or not. After all he isn't a real "living" eagle, so it is okay with me if his features are "exaggerated in the case of him having short legs". I think Sam with short legs gives him character. Sam also seemed like a "grounded" muppet in morals, having short legs makes him "closer" to the ground. Hence the pun... For those wanting "blue" feet... perhaps Palisades might consider having a "natural" colour version and a "blue" paint version. Like how Floydd will come in two differend jacket colours. Just a thought.. to appeal to everyone out there. I wonder too if Sam has knees. Do we ever see him sitting in MTI? I can't remember.