Extraordinary Chickens, Paperback
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Stephen Green-Armytage's Extraordinary Chickens is back in a new chunky format.

With gorgeous color photographs and informative text, Green-Armytage surveys more than fifty breeds from around the world, capturing with his camera chickens of all sizes, shapes, and colors, plus detailed sections on chickens' curious feet and sculptural combs.

Included are breeds developed in Japan, Malaysia, Britain, France, Italy, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Australia, South America, the United States, and elsewhere.

For breeders and enthusiasts, this tiny yet comprehensive volume will be a treasure; for others it will be a revelation, worth having for the sheer enjoyment of the striking photographs and the amazing animals they portray.

Its compact size makes it a wonderful gift.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320 pages, 156 colour illustrations
  • Publisher: Abrams
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  • Category: Photographs: collections
  • ISBN: 9780810990654



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I grew up in a rural area where chickens were commonplace, and a major commodity. Commercial chickens always seemed big, dumb and doomed to me. But the farmer's chickens, the varietals, were fascinating. I was thrilled when my daughter's kindergarten teacher incubated eggs in the classroom and introduced us to this amazing book. Children and adults enjoyed this page turner filled with more chickens than you can imagine. Who knew chickens were so magnificent and photogenic? This book is a must for any one interested in chickens, species variation or animal photography.

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