Went to the Louvre and saw chickens!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by johnnalei, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. johnnalei

    johnnalei Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I took this picture from a 1673 painting at the Lourve on my trip to Paris (CCL??). I don't think any chicken like this exists today, but if it did I'd want one!

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  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Beautiful bird.

    My avatar is cropped out of a painting from the late 1500's. I'm pretty sure 2 headed chickens are rare today also. [​IMG]

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  3. LeBlackbird

    LeBlackbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a gold laced or Tolubunt Polish
     
  4. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Brabanter maybe?
     
  5. insiderart

    insiderart Obviously Insane

    Apr 30, 2009
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    Looks mean!
     
  6. ohiofarmgirl

    ohiofarmgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 22, 2009
    fabulous!!!

    i love that you went to paris and looked at the chickens
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  7. johnnalei

    johnnalei Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well the painting was of hawks or eagles attacking a couple chickens in the flock, so they are on the aggressive. There were other paintings too where I said to my husband 'look a chicken!' I thought these looked cool with there halfway polish look. Just so interesting to see chickens in a piece of art.
     
  8. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
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    Cool, definitely looks like what Polish might have started out as. Maybe the beginnings of golden laced. However, the chicks look mixed, I only see one that might have been crested, but then again, houdans don't have the vaulted skull when they are born, the develop the crest later as they grow. I imagine at one time in France there were a lot of mixed crested birds.
     
  9. Andora

    Andora Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a hatchery Crevecoeur that has a rounded little crest like that and a beard, except mine is (obviously) solid black as a Crevecoeur.
     
  10. Andora

    Andora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
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