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The Fairest Fowl: Portraits of Championship Chickens

4.26  ·  Rating Details ·  73 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
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 t ...more
Paperback, 108 pages
Published April 1st 2001 by Chronicle Books (first published 2001)
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Alexia
May 18, 2008 Alexia rated it it was amazing
I have one of these chickens permanently embedded in my skin.
karenbee
May 30, 2012 karenbee rated it it was amazing
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.

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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.
Brad Dunn
Jan 13, 2014 Brad Dunn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A picture book about fancy breeds of chickens...really. I don't know what I thought it was going to be. Nice chicken photos?
Sarah
Jun 07, 2008 Sarah rated it liked it
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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GORGEOUS PICS!
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