The Fairest Fowl: Portraits of Championship Chickens

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 tChickens 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.
The Fairest Fowl Portraits of Championship Chickens 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

  • Title: The Fairest Fowl: Portraits of Championship Chickens
  • Author: Tamara Staples
  • ISBN: 9780811831376
  • Page: 265
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “The Fairest Fowl: Portraits of Championship Chickens”

    1. I live in an urban situation, but neighbors in back of me and to the side have pet chickens, and their gentle cackles provide rural background noise to my days. This book features gorgeous portraits of award winning examples of my feathered neighbors, and almost make me feel guilty when frying or chomping down on edible portions of their anatomy.

    2. Chickens! Let me show you them.The Fairest Fowl is a collection of photos of championship chickens, taken by Tamara Staples; each chicken is accompanied by a page devoted to its breed's vital stats and info about the judging process, and there are some general photos from poultry shows mixed in there, too. At the very end is my favorite part, an essay (which was originally a bit for "This American Life") by Ira Glass about Staples's chicken-photography process. I initially checked this book out [...]

    3. Well aren't these the prettiest little chickens you ever did see? Makes you want to set up your own little chicken farm and have some of these lovelies laying eggs for you or just making your back yard a fowl place.

    4. A picture book about fancy breeds of chickensally. I don't know what I thought it was going to be. Nice chicken photos?

    5. The photos are great, and the essay by Ira Glass is really funny. Are chickens dumb? Are chickens smart? No, they're just chickens.

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