Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds Heritage Poultry Breed Canvas Print
Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds
L.A. Stahmer, 1928
For the first time, now own a rare and beautiful piece of history from the WATT Global Media heritage poultry breed art collection. Never before made available, these original paintings can be printed in high resolution detail, certain to make any poultry lover a perfect gift as an addition to the home or office and ready to hang.
Developed by poultry farmers in the 1830s, Rhode Island Reds were once the most successful and widespread production birds in the U.S., valued for both their meat and eggs. Rhode Island Reds are held in such high esteem that they're the official Rhode Island state bird. Today, they are used in the creation of many modern hybrid breeds due to their prolific egg laying abilities. The single comb (S.C.) variety was admitted to the American Poultry Association's Standard of Perfection in 1904, and the rose comb (R.C.) birds were accepted a year later in 1905.
Louis A. Stahmer (1875-1938) was a nationally known poultry breeder, judge and artist. For his paintings, he used the first prize winners at poultry shows in New York, Boston and Chicago as models, conforming to the new 1923 Standard of Perfection.The WATT Global Media collection of poultry breed paintings (1926-1950) is the largest single collection of rare poultry breed portraits worldwide. The complete collection is comprised of 57 framed oil paintings of different poultry breeds created by three American artists, A.O. Schilling, L. Stahmer and F.L. Sewell, and was commissioned by J.W. Watt, founder of Watt Publishing Company in the mid-1920s.