Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Chicken Artwork - Roosters and Hens

In today's episode of You Show Me Yours and I'll Show You Mine...

Of course as you may know, we are hosting our first ever  Online Poultry Show. Yes - we want to see YOUR chickens because we know how much you enjoy them and how special they are to you. We want you to show them off!
(You can click the photo link below for more details and to see the current entries!)

http://naturalchickenkeeping.com/online-poultry-show.html

And since you going to show us yours, I'll show you mine!

You've seen tons of photos of my own birds throughout this blog, so instead of showing you photos again, I'll show you some of the birds I've been painting. I'm going through a list of breeds and creating artwork based upon those breeds. I figure that by the time I'm 103, I'll have at least a third of the known breeds translated into art form! (I hope.)



And to put a twist on it, I want you to comment down below with your guess about what breed each photo represents. Now... some of these aren't quite done, but I know there are folks out there who will recognize these breeds for what they are.

And a hint... these are in alphabetical order.
 
1.
 (I'm still working on this one. I want more detail in the roo and I am going to re-work the shape of the hen.)

2.
 I'm pretty happy with this one.)  =)

3.
 (You know? It's hard to get good definition and detail in black chickens!)

4.
(If you follow our FaceBook Page, you'll probably know what breed this is!)

5.
I still need to paint this guy a girlfriend! I'm pleased with how he turned out.)
  
6.
 (Can you name the breed? 
Extra points if you can name the rooster - he was one of the first of this breed in the US!)

And don't forget to check out our Online Poultry Show!

OK - Show us your crazy chicken-recognition skills!
Who can name all the breeds?

GO!

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Comments

13 comments:

  1. You folks too "chicken" to make any guesses??
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    C'mon! Let's get this party started!

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  2. ok I'll take a shot.
    1. salmon Faverolles,
    2. Andalusian,
    3. black Orpington (could possibly be jersey giant, but I'm leaning toward orp),
    4. buff Brahma,
    5. red Dorking
    6. Swedish flower hen. (ok I knew this one for sure LOL)

    you always do such an awesome job Leigh!

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    1. I take that back... 1 isn't salmon faverolles. they have feathered feet with 5 toes. hm. got me stumped. ameraucana maybe? the willow legs, pea comb and fuzz face work for that breed.

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    2. second possible duh... the black could also be australorp. either one fits with alphabetizing (first word only)

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    3. You certainly know your chickens, Karen! I'll let others make their guesses and then tell everyone what they are tomorrow.
      =)

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  3. 1. Ameraucana. Blue hen and wheaten rooster. 2. White faced Spanish. 3. Black astrolorp. 4. Buff Brahma. 5. Welsummer. 6. Swedish hen rooster

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    1. Oops, I didn't see the alphabetical thing... hmm... I was pretty sure on my guesses.. Last one is a Swedish FLOWER rooster

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  4. Ok. REDO! 1. Ameraucana 2. Andalusian. 3. Black Astrolorp. 4. buff brahma. 5. rhode island red rooster. 6. swedish flower rooster

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    1. Another person who really knows her chickens!! Not 100%, but oh so close!!
      Way to go!

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    2. Never heard of a red dorking... must. go. research.... :)

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  5. 1. Americana
    2. Andalusian
    3. Black Australorp
    4. Buff Brahma
    5. Red dorking
    6. Swedish Flower Rooster
    6. Swedish flower

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  6. I knew # 3 was an Australorp, we raised 6 of them growing up! I feel in the chicken know now. :) Beautiful paintings, btw.

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