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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Birds and Flowers -- First Day Issues [Part 13]

From our collection ... More birds and flowers ... First Day Issues ... Please be sure to see the introduction, information about artists, and stamps, in our March 1, 2015, post. As you have noticed, we are posting the 50 States in alphabetical order, so if you've missed a state you want to see, please check the earlier posts.

Oregon ... The Beaver State ...



(Stamp image from the web)


Pennsylvania ... The Liberty Bell State ...



(Stamp image from the web)


Rhode Island ... The Ocean State ...




(Stamp image from the web)

According to Wikipedia ... "The Rhode Island Red is an American breed of chicken. It is a utility bird, raised for meat and eggs, and also as a show bird. It is a popular choice for backyard flocks because of its egg laying abilities and hardiness." So, what do you think about the smallest State using a chicken for the State bird?  That is a big bird for a small State. :-)

Thank you for stopping by John's Island.

12 comments:

  1. These are all interesting. I like the Rhode Island stamp!

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  2. I love the last one - looks great
    and has beautiful colours. :))
    Have a beautiful day, John!
    【ツ】Knipsa

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  3. A rooster! Now that is even more amazing. I think it's great, and I also like choosing a grouse for the state bird. This is all very interesting, John. We are pretty tame here in Washington state. :-)

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  4. I'd say, better than the turkey as our national symbol. :) (but thanks for the suggestion Mr. Franklin.)

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  5. These are all lovely, John, I just adore this series.

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  6. Wow, that Rhode Island Red brought back some memories, as the chickens were my responsibility when I was a kid on the farm. We had white chickens, however.

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  7. the chicken is kinda neat for a choice. meadowlarks appear to be as popular a choice as cardinals. :)

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  8. An interesting fact I did not know until just last year. Rhode Island Red chickens lay brown eggs.

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  9. I think its a good choice - its different that's for sure.
    Is the chicken named after the state or the state after the chicken. : )

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  10. It is quite interesting to see a domestic bird being used as a State bird,yet very appropriate.I have know about Rhode Island Reds for as long as I can remember.My Mom always raised chickens,so this name was batted around.

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  11. Hey another meadowlark for me!

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  12. I did not know that any state had a chicken for a state bird. The Rhode Island Red...makes sense!

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