- In classical representations, cockatrices look like a mixture of a rooster and a dragon or snake, as seen in the picture to the right. 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.
- Depending on which source is used, the cockatrice is sometimes another name for the basilisk.
- "Cockatrice" was going to be the name for the blood elf racial mount, now known as the hawkstrider. Hawkstrider icons (for example, ) still use the term in their filenames.
This may be the Darkmoon Faire's attempt at passing an ordinary chicken off as the more traditional mythical beast.
- ^ Park, Andrew 2006-08-21. World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Updated Impressions. Gamespot. “[The new races' cities] will have vendors that buy and sell goods, including each race's mount animal--in the case of the Draenei, the "elekk" [...], and in the case of the Blood Elves, the cockatrice.”