I've still got a few more of these N20 1891 Allen & Ginter Fifty Prize & Game Chickens cards left to post from that eBay lot I purchased. This Houdan Cock card is my 22nd from the set, bringing me up to 44% completion. It's in pretty good shape (especially for being 125 years old!) with the mail problem being centering. Still, my requirements for condition aren't extremely stringent, mostly just calling for a complete image on the front and minimal to no paper loss on the back.
|Houdan Rooster, image from FeatherSite.com|
The Houdan is another breed with a crazy crest of feathers on its head. I figured they were an Asian breed, but they come from the Houdan region in France. That shows how much I know about anything. One cool feature they have that I haven't heard of before is a butterfly comb, as seen in the photo above. That thing is pretty wild. Almost as crazy as the walnut comb featured a couple of posts ago. These are cool birds, but I am more inclined to be a fan of the feather-footed breeds as opposed to feather-headed breeds.