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Mystery old print chicken Breed

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I found these prints on-line and I want to know if they are from a real breed of chicken, and if so what breed?  Do they still exist? The birds appear to be crested, bearded and have slight feathering on four toed feet. I don't know if their color pattern is a real chicken pattern or an artist's interpretation. The listing at the bottom is: Vintage French rooster print. Buffon, Georges-Louis Leclerc (1770) [Histoire naturelle des oiseaux planches coloriées sans texte.

Unknown crested Rooster

 

 

 

 

Any ideas??

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The actual translation of the print is "pheasant rooster comb" and "grouse hen"


Edited by 1muttsfan - 3/5/16 at 3:28pm

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Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 

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They look a lot like Polish or Sultans, aside from their color (with slight variances).
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Body type is very similar to Polish. Color is unlike anything I've ever seen but almost reminds me of the color in some pheasant-chicken hybrids. Phasianus is related to the pheasant family; Gallus is the scientific name for members of the Junglefowl and domestic chicken clan. Cristatus is the scientific name for India Blue Peafowl.

I'd say it's most likely the work of an imaginative artist.

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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
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Originally Posted by 1muttsfan View Post

The actual translation of the print is "pheasant rooster comb" and "grouse hen"

I'm reading Phasianus gallus cristatus as a scientific name rather than a word-for-word translation. Phasianus gallus is the protonym for Gallus gallus and was still used in the 1800's for chickens until they changed the genus. cristata/cristatus is often used to describe crests.
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post #6 of 7
The Shape reminds me of the Crevecoeur, that color though... Maybe it's a color no longer bred? Maybe artistic liberty?
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I was hoping it was an actual breed. I like the small round crests. I find the huge polish crests too much, as they interfere with the birds vision. I agree that the color is likely artistic licence. But wouldn't they be beautiful if they were a true color. 

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