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The varieties of mille fleur


Bloody hell, is she still on about this?

More feathers. The red ones are Rosie (“Rosie is red…”) and the paler ones are Ginny. The proportion of red, black and white determines the overall ‘tone’ of a mille fleur.

Lucia was even whiter than Ginny (when she was a chick, she was practically all white). I do have Lucia feathers. A whole bag of them. But as Lucia was such an awesome chicken, I believe her feathers must have powerful juju.

I’m probably kidding.

Why yes, of course you can have a large color photograph of a bunch of chicken feathers.


Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: October 19, 2017, 9:14 pm

And now you’ll start an InterTubes Frenzy as English viewers argue on the DailyFail over whether or not the feathers in the photo are in fact red or brown (or maybe hunter green).

at least people will understand why you have to use an airbrush to paint chickens (after you’ve sedated them).

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: October 19, 2017, 9:23 pm

Ive always thought chicken feathers were beautiful. Im surprised brits dont use them in hats since they are into the hats with feathers thing. Probably too common — common and beautiful. 🙂

Comment from Skandia Recluse
Time: October 19, 2017, 9:57 pm

Pardon me, but I just put up an eBook on Amazon, of about 30k words and it’s free until Monday.

I mention it here because one person in the UK occasionally buys my stuff and I’ve gone and alienated potential readers on another blog with my extremist political rhetoric.

I do like the picture of the chicken feathers; pretty colors, very sharp and well lit; an excellent example of the art of photography.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: October 20, 2017, 1:25 am

The feathers are lovely, and the photograph is indeed, splendid. Odd, how that bottom feather has a “5” on it!

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: October 20, 2017, 2:05 am

@Deborah HH – You mean the “5” to the right of the bushy-eyebrowed man with the goatee? The one with a chicken sitting on his head?

Comment from gebrauchshund
Time: October 20, 2017, 2:48 am

Wow, I did not even notice that he had a goatee.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: October 20, 2017, 11:40 am

There’s three faces to the upper left of the 5.
I don’t recognize any of them though.

Pluck some more birds madam sweasy, there’s bound to be winning lottery numbers there!

Comment from svs
Time: October 20, 2017, 2:08 pm

Hey, Skandia! It’s free – I don’t mind sending a couple of beers your way at all, but Thanks!

Comment from Skandia Recluse
Time: October 20, 2017, 3:56 pm

You are welcome svs. Words just want to be free.

And thanks to sweasel for her art, for chickens, and her oasis of sanity in a crazy world.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 20, 2017, 8:58 pm

Geez, Skandi — post a link! I’m totally down with that.

Comment from Skandia Recluse
Time: October 20, 2017, 9:14 pm

a link.

ow my head
free book
lions, barbarians, war


Comment from LesterIII
Time: October 20, 2017, 10:11 pm

All I see is “f5”.

Are these feathers from a mission-oriented photo recon chook? Or was it a devastatingly powerful whirlwind of a hen?

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