The Fairest Fowl: Portraits of Championship Chickens

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    The Fairest Fowl: Portraits of Championship Chickens
    Ira Glass
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    Chickens are bewitching birds: lush plumage, gleaming feathers, perfect thighs. But few meet the standard of perfection of the American poultry show, the beauty pageant of the barnyard and the true test of poultry pulchritude. In The Fairest Fowl, photographer Tamara Staples celebrates the champions of the chicken world at their best. Dozens of stunning portraits capture the quirky personality and undeniable grace of these noble birds as you've never seen them before. Location photography of the shows, details of the judging process, strategies from poultry farmers, and profiles of each prize breed set the scene and offer insight for the discerning chicken aficionado. And an appreciation of Staples' photography by public radio's Ira Glass of This American Life explores the finer points of chicken portraiture. Finally, chickens receive the respect they're due.
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Recent User Reviews

  1. Garjzla
    "A wonderful book!"
    Pros - Lots of breeds, great pictures, is good to read when you're bored, good for when you don't know what bantam breed to get.
    Cons - The book's pretty short, not much detail on the breeds.
    It's a great book! I picked one up from the library and I adored it! Though it was short, it was still interesting and worth getting!
    BlackHackle likes this.
  2. Twistedfeather
    "Fairest Fowl is fair"
    Pros - Gives a good summary of breeds, shows pictures of breeds we don't usually see, well done pictures
    Cons - Just a simple guide and doesn't go too much into detail, doesn't have every breed
    Found this book at Goodwill one time and I've got to say for a small book with little words the pictures and the small bio's of each breed we did get it was a good book. I often will cover up the breed name and ask people what breed, variety, and year this bird was accepted. If you can find this book it may be a fun book to own

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