American Wyandottes • Chromoliithograph Circa 1880
Wyandottes are an American breed developed in New York and Wisconsin in the second half of the 19th century.
Chickens were first domesticated in India. Initially there was little interest in chickens either for their eggs or as a source of meat. Rather chickens were domesticated for the purpose of cockfighting. From India, domesticated chickens made their way eastward: they were imported into Greece in the 5th century B.C. They have been in Egypt since the 18th Dynastry (1500 B.C.).They were known as the "bird that lays every day."
Chickens are the most common species of bird with a worldwide population of over 25 billion.
Image size: 8 x 10 inches; Canvas size: 12 x 14 inches
Hand-crafted 18 mesh Zwiegart canvas, optimized to be "stitcher friendly." Each canvas comes with a free art print, suitable for framing ($ 14.95 value) which can be used as a stitching guide.
Also available as a set of 4 folded notecards (with envelopes) on heavy archival cover stock: Size: 4.62 x 6.25 inches (folded).