I was recently intrigued by an advertisement in Practical Poultry, a poultry hobbyist magazine published in England. It was for "The Absolutely PC Calendar featuring Fancy Chicks as you’ve never seen them before." I couldn't resist and ordered a copy. It is fantastic.
The calendar indicates that the idea was conceived at a National Show on a Saturday evening while celebrating a winner or two. That is quite obvious. The reasoning was the Poultry Club, which sponsored the calendar, tends to be dominated by men. Some of the ladies and their fowl involved in the fancy decided to make sure they got noticed. This calendar is the result.
Miss May, Sue, Judge and Vice Chair of the Rare Poultry Society
All the ladies featured in this calendar are exhibitors and keepers of poultry. They are experienced in the handling of chickens and the birds (feathered variety) are tame and are used to being handled regularly.
All proceeds from the sale of calendars will go to The Poultry Club of Great Britain which is the United Kingdom’s only charity devoted to the conservation of rare and pure breed poultry, including large fowl, bantams, ducks, geese and turkeys. The calendar itself was sponsored by Cotswold Chickens. Its cost is about $14 and to order, contact the club by email at email@example.com. My copy only took a week to arrive and I think it would make a great gift for any poultry enthusiast.
My only complaint is that there are no ducks and geese featured! I will not take it as an insult, however - just a simple oversight. Maybe next year.
One more thing - these two pictures are just samples. You should see the rest of the months!