I think this is pretty wonderful that a little girl from this era would have parents allowing her photo (rare in those days) and be allowed to have her pet chicken in it, too! She's darling and could care less about her part in the picture.
Wenda and Ostriches, South Africa 1951 by Norman Parkinson. “On location in Africa Mrs Parkinson was posed on the back of an ostrich which turned out to move at an incredible speed. As she disappeared.