This vintage chicken drawing is of rooster and hen. They are Wyandotte chickens. It has been described as having artistically colored feathers. The base color of the feathers is white with heavy lacings of black which are particularly attractive on the birds’ breasts. The face and ear-lobes are bright red, the legs are yellow and the legs are featherless.They have a generally pleasant disposition which makes them a good addition to a barnyard. This wonderful vintage chicken image would also make a nice addition to your next project.
It is so much fun finding vintage books full of wonderful illustrations. Thomas E. Hill’s 1882 work Hill’s Album of Biography and Art provided over 200 drawings for this site.
This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.