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Extra Extraordinary Chickens

4.48  ·  Rating details ·  66 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
The striking images in Extraordinary Chickens showed that "the world of chickens is a world of wonders" (New York Times Book Review). Now, in a follow-up to the extraordinarily successful first book from Stephen Green-Armytage, the photographer presents 61 breeds and 5 species, including 14 breeds not previously included in the first book, a new series of chicken couples, ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published November 1st 2005 by Harry Abrams
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Vaishali
Feb 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A flamboyant profile of the world of ornamental show chickens. Yep, this is actually a real thing :)

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"In Holland alone, for example, about 600 shows are staged by 450 different clubs."

"In 1995, a show in Nuremberg, Germany boasted a total of more than 70,000 birds."

"Birds that are not domesticated seem to be very particular about their mating partners ... Chickens lack these prejudices, although there are some exceptions. For example, crested birds shun noncrested varieties,
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Aly
Aug 03, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Received as a gift b/c everyone knows I LOVE chickens. Immediately I found the chicken that represents me and the chicken that represents who I'd like to be... The most marked difference was in amount of head fluff. Yep, I have lost of my ever-chicken-lovin' mind.
Nathan Albright
Jan 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: challenge-2018
While I was sitting in the waiting room of my doctor's office waiting for an appointment about my cellulitis problem [1], I managed to read an entire book about chickens.  Now, I do not mean to imply that my wait was by any means long.  The book itself was a bit more than 100 pages but is mainly a book of photography, so I was able to read the book very quickly.  That said, one might wonder why I decided to read such a book.  After all, a photography book about chickens does not make for particu ...more
Tatiana
Dec 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Some 70 different breeds of hens and roosters are presented in this lovely book full of great animal portraits. Some of these birds are incredible.
The book gives a bit of information on the development of the different breeds but it remains a photography book. The chapters are organized around themes (colours of the feathers, feet, spurs, crests...) and close-ups on breeds.
A book that will make you discover the beauty and variety of the chicken world! :-)
Jen
Oct 10, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chickens-fowl
Fabulous photos - fancy show fowl. Not much info - mostly a coffee table book.
Samantha
Nov 22, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: art, animals
The only thing better than these chicken books is REAL CHICKENS!!
Lena Marvin
Mar 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a very fun picture book. Chickens can be really cool looking. This is the sequel. The first one is also full of great looking chickens.
Grace Roberts
Oct 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
very interesting breeds depicted!!
Maria
Aug 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gardening
This is what a non-fiction book should look like! Excellent.
Barbara
Mar 09, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Can't read just one.
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