Friday, February 23, 2007

Chook Book

Golden-Spangled Hamburghs


White Leghorns


White-Crested Black Polish


Houdans


Malay Game Cock


Silkies


Silver-Grey Dorking Hen


Silver-Spangled Polish


American Light Brahmas


Andalusians


Dark Brahma Pullet


Duck-Winged Game


Golden Spangled Polish


55 chromolithograph plates from 'The Illustrated Book of Poultry, with Practical Schedules for Judging, Constructed from Actual Analysis of the Best Modern Decisions' by Lewis Wright, first published 1880 are online at Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire de Lyon. [Some background]

7 comments:

Allison Ann Aller said...

I am a crazy quilter (steered to you by Sharon Boggon)...these images would be fantastic transferred onto silk and embroidered into a quilt.

But what I really want are the lushest, most over the top floral illustrations I can find for the same purpose...I am new to your blog and haven't gone through all the archives yet...but maybe you could steer me to what I am looking for? I would just bet you have it!
Thanks,
A Grateful Reader,
Allison
aaller@airsp.net

pk said...

Allison, I guess I'm not reallllly sure. The only post that readily comes to mind that I'd describe as 'over the top floral' would be this, but I bet we have different ways of looking at these things. I can only suggest looking through the flora tags.

Karla said...

My sibling will have to be informed of these poultry items. Which reminds me that if you haven't wandered over there yet, you might find his new venture (http://www.archelaus-cards.com/) entertaining. You might particularly enjoy the special occasion ones, http://www.archelaus-cards.com/occasions.htm, but of course he also has some less peculiar offerings for the more sedate taste.

pk said...

Radium Mudpacks - heh. Thanks Karla, some of those are great.

Karla said...

I think my favorite is the Egyptian Mongoose, but I'm also fond of the Ziggurat, etc. etc.

Bibelô said...

Muito boa sua iniciativa !! Parabens!!!

Heather McDougal said...

A little late, but still...

I'm a huge poultry lover, raised polish and cochins when I was younger and showed them at poultry shows. There's a great book (newer than this one) called The Standard of Perfection which has not only chickens but ducks, geese, and turkeys, with points to look for vis a vis combs, plumage color and shape, posture, etc.

There is nothing like walking into the hall of a poultry show: the noise, the amazing displays of plumage... my friend raised silkies and I used to help her bathe them with bluing and then blow-dry them just before the show. I just loved the chickens, but many people take these things very seriously.

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