FEATHERS IN HER CAPStylish Mae Vavrea tops off her turban with a black-tailed white Japanese bantam rooster at the Chicago Poultry and Pet Show in 1926. Though not published in the story, this photo was probably acquired for the Geographic’s April 1927 article “America’s Debt to the Hen.” In it author Harry R. Lewis notes, “For untold centuries the hen has been a companion of man in the onward march of civilization…The hen might be termed a universal favorite, in that a greater number of persons are interested and actually concerned with poultry than with any other form of live stock.” No mention was made of the bird, however, as headgear. —Margaret G. Zackowitz

FEATHERS IN HER CAP
Stylish Mae Vavrea tops off her turban with a black-tailed white Japanese bantam rooster at the Chicago Poultry and Pet Show in 1926. Though not published in the story, this photo was probably acquired for the Geographic’s April 1927 article “America’s Debt to the Hen.” In it author Harry R. Lewis notes, “For untold centuries the hen has been a companion of man in the onward march of civilization…The hen might be termed a universal favorite, in that a greater number of persons are interested and actually concerned with poultry than with any other form of live stock.” No mention was made of the bird, however, as headgear. 
—Margaret G. Zackowitz

Hug a camel day in Mongolia. Herdsmen decorate a camel in celebration of the traditional livestock prosperity festival at Hexigten Banner in Chifeng, north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. The Spring Festival, celebrated by nomadic Mongolians heralds in the New Year for their livestock herds. Photograph: Sun Guoshu/Xinhua Press/Corbis

Hug a camel day in Mongolia. Herdsmen decorate a camel in celebration of the traditional livestock prosperity festival at Hexigten Banner in Chifeng, north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. The Spring Festival, celebrated by nomadic Mongolians heralds in the New Year for their livestock herds. Photograph: Sun Guoshu/Xinhua Press/Corbis

Goats Chillaxin’ in the Yukon - they look so relaxed -
Goats rest on a vintage truck at Caribou Crossing near Carcross in Yukon. -  REUTERS/Chris Wattie 

Goats Chillaxin’ in the Yukon - they look so relaxed -

Goats rest on a vintage truck at Caribou Crossing near Carcross in Yukon. -  REUTERS/Chris Wattie