Here's another card I picked up from the N20 1891 Allen & Ginter Fifty Prize & Game Chickens set. This card features is entitled Silky Cock and features a rooster of the Silky (or Silkie) breed. This is the 21st card in my collection from this set, bringing me to 42% complete with the checklist.
By way of recommendation, if you want to know more about this breed of poultry, go to a general poultry site first and then search within that site or do a web search with a different term like 'Silky Chicken' or 'Silky Rooster.' I wouldn't recommend just typing 'Silky Cock' into Google and hitting Search. If you don't know why, just maintain your innocence and follow my suggestion. If you do know why, then that's probably the first thing you thought of upon reading the post title. I imagine my hit count is going to be uncharacteristically high on this post.
|Silky Rooster head showing walnut comb, from FeatherSite|
Silkies are a breed that was developed somewhere in Asia, with rumored origins in China, Java, Japan, and India. I showed the Silky Hen card from this set a couple of years ago. Males have a 'walnut' comb, which looks a bit like a brain or a tumor on the front of the head. These birds come in many colors, but their meat, skin, and bones all have a black tint to them. They lack barb and quill feathers, so they are covered with downy soft plumage.
That's about all I have to say about this one. I'm happy to have made so much progress on this set recently. These are definitely some cool cards.