Stylishly lit and shot against a studio background, these portraits showcase 40 of the world’s most distinctive breeds, primped and preened for their moment in the spotlight. Featuring prize-winning cocks and hens, this is the ultimate in poultry portraiture. The book includes descriptions of each breed, covering their origins, physical attributes and uses. There’s also a history of hens and roosters through the ages, an introduction to the breed basics, and reportage photography from behind the scenes at the shows.
About the Author
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, Reader’s Digest and New Scientist. She raises an assortment of free-range chickens, heritage turkeys, guinea fowl, ducks, and geese at the Crag Crest Poultry Ranch and Farm.