Chicken Lithograph,

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by PaulADK, Dec 29, 2013.

  1. PaulADK

    PaulADK Out Of The Brooder

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    By way of introduction, I thought folks might enjoy seeing the old (1860/1870'ish ?) lithograph we have hanging on our wall. I found it at a garage sale some years ago and despite the condition of the frame could not resist. The picture measures 18X30 and is titled "Shoo". While not quite as old as the picture, I bought my first batch of baby chicks (One of Murray McMurray's "rare breed specials") in either 1950 or 51, so as you can tell, I've been around a while.

    In recent years our birds have all been either Buff Orpingtons or Rhodie Island Reds This winter all our girls have gone to the big stock pot in the sky so we can raise a batch of baby chicks while the last of our grandchildren are still young enough to enjoy them. We have not yet decided what breed to buy as replacements - who knows, I might just square the circle and order one
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    of McMurray's specials, (Sorry about the washed out photo)
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  3. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright and [​IMG] always good to have a youngster on board [​IMG]


    Great introduction and I raise and hatch for my grandchildren too so welcome [​IMG]






    gander007 [​IMG]
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    Nice old print, wonder what kind of hen that is?
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC - really like the lithograph.
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow Welcome To BYC and Happy Holidays! Neat old picture. Have to ask, do you remember any of the breeds that were in McMurray's rare breed special in '50?
     
  7. PaulADK

    PaulADK Out Of The Brooder

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    I was asked if I remembered what chickens came with my rare breed special back in 1950/51. Actually, I do remember most of the birds although I am fairly certain I will not be able to spell all the names correctly.:
    Several Black Minorcas (roosters)
    One Blue Andalusian (rooster)
    One huge Buff Brama (rooster)
    One Buff Orpington (Hen)
    One Silver laced Wyandotte (Hen)
    Several Black Polish w/ White Topknot (both hens and roosters)
    One White Turken
    If memory serves, out of the 26 chicks received, only four were hens.
     
  8. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Nice artwork! So glad to have you aboard and enjoy BYC!
     
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2013
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Interesting, they still carry all those breeds, but some are darn popular now, others less than they were then I bet. 4 hens out of 26 is some bad average.
     

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