ANCIENT POULTRY Prints by Th. van Gink

At the 19th Worlds's Poultry Congress in September 1992 held in Amsterdam, a wonderful collection of poultry prints by Van Gink was released in honor of the event. The Van Gink collection spanned his artwork from 1890 to 1968. The artistic precision by which he pinpointed the characteristic features of a strain have never been equaled.


Accompanying each print is a historical brief on that breed. Poultry has been kept by farmers for a long time. The distribution of the poultry strains of Western Europe took place from the East. Long before the present era chickens were well known as domesticated animals in China, India, and East Africa.


In the middle ages the monasteries especially contributed to poultry husbandry. Meanwhile, chickens were kept also for income on farms.


Here is the list of the prints available and a few scans. Each is in excellent condition and preserved in a poly sleeve with a poly sleeve. The high gloss prints are 8.5 by 10.5 inches.  Added is a brief historical outline of the breed.


These are truly spectacular.


Prints are just $10.00 each. (Three for $25.00)

You may use PayPal for a 5% fee.

Shipping is additional. I will pack with care so that they arrive to you in great shape.


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Updated:  July 27, 2017 



Leghorn (brown)

Minorca (black)

New Hampshire (chestnut red)

Plymouth Rock (white)

Rhode Isalnd Red

Sussex (speckled, buff columbian)

Kraienkoppe (silver partridge)

Owl-Bearded Dutch

Welsummer (red partridge)

Wyandotte (partridge)

Wyandottes (columbian)

Japanese Bantam (grey or birchen) w/ Turbits and Geese ~ sold

Dutch Bantam (partridge)

Dutch Bantum (golden duckwings)

Rosecomb (blue-laced and blue)

Phoenex Bantam (golden)

Booted Bantam (non bearded mille fleur)

Booted Bantam (bearded citron mile fleur)

Silkie, bearded and non-bearded (golden, white and black)

Turkey (bronze mammouth)

Varied Poultry 

Leghorn (exchequer)

Javan Junglefowl (Gallus varius)

Grey Junglefowl (Gallus sonnerati)

Ceylon Junglefowl (Gallus lafayetti)

Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus)

Crosses of wild w/ Domesticated Poultry

Ancona (single comb)

Araucana (black w/ tail; bearded, wheaten, white tailless)

Assendelft Fowl (yellow pencilled)

Australorp (black)

Polish, bearded (buff-laced)

Polish (fizzled silver)

Barnevelder (dark)

Barnevelder (dark hen and chickens)

Rumpless Fowl (dark partridge)

Brabanconne or Brabant Fowl (quail)

Brabanconne or Brabant Fowl (silver quail)

Brabanter (black bearded-buff)

Campine - Brakel (golden; cock, henny-colored)

Chaam Fowl (silver pencilled)

Drente Fowl (partridge)

Drente Fowl (pile)

Friesian Fowl (silver pencilled)

Friesian Fowl (silver pencilled, adults & chickens)

Friesian Fowl (red mottled)

Friesian Fowl (yellow-white pencilled)

Groninger Mew (gold pencilled)

Hamburgh (gold pencilled)

Hamburgh (silver spangled)

Polish, non-bearded (white crested black)

Polish, non bearded (black crested white)

Polish, non-bearded (large and bantum, white)

Indian Game (white)

Leghorn (crele)

Kempish Fowl (silver pencilled)

Breda Fowl (cuckoo)

Creeper (black breasted)