Fine art illustration of an Easter Eggers Chicken or Rooster. The print is hand-signed by the artist and is guaranteed to arrive in perfect condition. The reproduction of this original pen and ink drawing is done on high quality acid-free archival paper. Call 1 800-913-7906 for more information or to order by phone. Click here for shipping info.
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OK, I finally delved into the realm of farm animals. I had been thinking about it for some time, and after a few inquires into the matter from potential customers, I decided to start off with the humble rooster. This image is of a bird that lived at the 'Sahuaro' Ranch in Glendale Arizona. Even though these birds are domestic, they nevertheless are gorgeous to look at, and this drawing - while challenging - was a lot of fun to create. More farm animals will follow shortly.
Chickens are domesticated fowl, likely descended from the Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus) They are one of the most widespread domestic animals in the world, with a total population estimated to be over 24 billion birds. They are kept and bred by humans mostly for food - both the chicken itself and the eggs they lay. In some areas, the animals are compelled to fight one another for the purposes of gambling. Evidence suggest that as far back as the 18th dynasty in Egypt (c. 1550-c. 1292 BCE) chickens were kept for these uses. Chickens are omnivorous, and will continually scratch at the dirt looking for insects, vegetable matter or will even eat small lizards or mice if they're able to catch them. While they are considered flightless, chickens can get airborne for short distances.