Home Forums Horse and Musket Napoleonic The ancient squid on Russian standards Reply To: The ancient squid on Russian standards

#146676
Patrice
Participant

Ah Patrice, perhaps you could do me a favor. Can you find anything definitive on “ventre-de-biche” or “chamois-Condé”? JG

Um I won’t find more than what’s on internet…  Dictionaries say that ventre-de-biche is a greyish-reddish light brown (or the contrary…)

Looking at pictures of female deer (biche), many seem to have a quite large stripe of such colour on each side of their belly, this sight would have been very familiar to noblemen used to hunting. Wild chamois may have such a colour but often darker. The colour of  goats of Alpine breed is often called “chamoisé” too.

http://www.argad-bzh.fr/argad/en.html
https://www.anargader.net/