Beautiful Chickens: Portraits Of Champion Breeds

Author(s): Christie Aschwanden


A gloriously indulgent treat for chicken-lovers, Beautiful Chickens revels in the fine detailing of fancy fowl from all over the world. Each model is shown in its most characteristic stance and at the height of its good looks, from the lithe and muscular Modern Game to the extravagantly feathered Silkie. Beautiful Chickens features exquisite portraits of over 40 breeds from around the world and graphic charts containing all the essential breed information. Behind-the-scenes reportage gives a glimpse of the support teams at work on their barnyard stars. Gallinaceous loveliness has never been more effectively captured. This unique gift book is destined to adorn coffee tables of chicken-lovers around the globe.


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Christie Aschwanden is a journalist, essayist and poultry farmer in Cedaredge, Colorado. Her writing has appeared in more than 60 publications including The New York Times, Readers Digest, Men's Journal, New Scientist, and O, the Oprah magazine. She raises an assortment of free-range chickens, heritage turkeys, guinea fowl, ducks and geese at the Crag Crest Poultry Ranch and Farm, where her husband tends their vineyards and stone fruit orchard. Andrew Perris has tackled a wide range of challenging commissions during the 20 years he has worked as a photographer. His numerous corporate and advertising clients include Virgin, Sainsbury's, Parker Pens, P&O Ferries and Royal Bank of Scotland. Andrew also photographed Beautiful Cows and Beautiful Pigs.

General Fields

  • : 9781742666105
  • : Murdoch Books
  • : Murdoch Books
  • : September 2011
  • : 215mm X 255mm
  • : Australia
  • : November 2011
  • : September 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Christie Aschwanden
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 636.50
  • : 120
  • : illustrations