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Zephyrcat

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Hello, I am Zephyrcat. I am a mystery writer. This next book has to do with Grant Wood and his favorite chickens on his mothers farm.

To do this, I need help learning the history of chickens because I do not own them.
Grant Wood died in 1942, during the cross breeding revolution in the 40's and 50's. I have read up on it the best I can , but I can't find a specific name given to any of these cross breeds until the 1970's Ameraucana.

Also, so far I think he painted only Plymouth Rock chickens, but I have found other chickens in some paintings that I can't identify. So I am really interested in how do you just look at a chicken's picture and know it is one breed or the next?
 

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Your book sounds interesting.

There are quite a few places where the history of chickens can be found...this is just one (from Wikipedia):
Chicken
The BBC and National Geographic, to name a couple more, are places where that information can be found.

Best of luck with your book!
 

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Welcome to the forum! :frow We'd love to help you any way we can. Breed identification comes in time… If you see the more popular breeds, like dogs for example, you start recognising them. The What Breed Or Gender is This? forum section is a good place to post pictures when help is needed identifying different breeds. For info on the specific breeds, we have some of the more popular ones discussed here, with some history on them: Chicken Breed Focus Project If you need more help, feel free to start a thread on each breed you'd like to know more about and ask away here: General breed discussions & FAQ
 

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Welcome!!! You've definitely come to the right place for chicken info!!! Best of luck with your book! Can't wait to read it when you've finished!
 

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