Blade Runner / FAQ / Owl
Why Can't Tyrell Afford a Real Owl?
The February 1981 screenplay was written as:
Deckard: "It's artificial?"
Rachael: "Of course not."
Tyrell would probably keep a showpiece animoid replicant to impress
visitors. Note also that in DADoES, the "Tyrell corporation" lied to
Deckard (that is, told him it was real) in an attempted bribe.