Stephen Green-Armytage's Extraordinary Chickens is back in a new chunky format. With gorgeous colour 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 colours, 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.
Stephen Green-Armytage received his master's degree in English from Cambridge University in England, where he was also chairman of the Photographic Society. In addition to much advertising and corporate work, he has photographed many well-known politicians, athletes, and other celebrities, and his work has appeared in numerous books and periodicals, including Sports Illustrated, Life, Fortune, Smithsonian, Good Housekeeping, and various European magazines. He is also author and photographer of Abrams' Extraordinary Pheasants, the delightful children's book Dudley: The Little Terrier That Could, and the forthcoming Extraordinary Pigeons.
The strange and beautiful world of exotic chickens; notes on the ornamental breeds; international portfolio - chicks & eggs; legs, feet & spurs; single & split combs; pairs.