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Extra Extraordinary Chickens Hardcover – November 1, 2005

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About the Author

Stephen Green-Armytage's photographs have appeared in numerous books and magazines, including Sports Illustrated, LIFE, Fortune, Smithsonian, and various European magazines. He is the author/photographer of Abrams' first volume on Extraordinary Chickens, as well as subsequent takes on Extraordinary Pheasants and Extraordinary Pigeons, plus the delightful children's book Dudley: The Little Terrier That Could. He lives in New York.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams (November 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0810959240
  • ISBN-13: 978-0810959248
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 0.6 x 10.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #307,304 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Like its preceding volume, this is not an important book, but it is very enjoyable. It continues the introduction of the amazing (and, for me, hitherto unexpected) diversity among different types of chickens. It is a wonderful tribute to the variety and beauty that can be developed by either natural selection or selective breeding. Or, if you are creationist in your outlook, it is a wonderful example of the Creator's whimsy. The book is mostly photographs; there are some some brief descriptions of the types photographed, and a little general background text - but basically, it is a photography book.
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As a breeder of rare breeds in the Illawara region of Australia, I enjoyed adding to my poultry library a book as unique as this one. If you enjoy chicken breeds & photos of them I would recommend this book. The author has used a photgraphic studio to capture & highlight features of chickens that would never have been appreciated in previous books. I had purchased his original 'Extraordinary Chickens' & was delighted to add this extra book. The text is succinct & correlates well with other chicken information in other books. I recommend this book to all poultry enthusiasts.
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It's really amazing the amount of pictures with full details! I found it lovable! The weird feathers they have and the 80s hair style looks are lovely LOL! The amount of information it has it IS enough and great! If you don't know anything about chickens or don't know how many diferent kind of breed are in the world, this book it's perfect.It gives you everything you need to know straight to the point! And for those that love chickens it's a perfect addition to their books collection!
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This is a beautiful book with lots of high quality photos. The chickens are not presented the ordinary way (from one side) but let us see more realistic poses like stretching, crowing or flapping. There is not much information about the species, but you really don't need it in this book. Lots of other books gives you that information, but this is the only choise (as I see it) for this kind of chicken portrait photos. The book is a follow-up to Extraordinary chickens, and I think you should buy them both!
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This book is full of photographs of chickens. Not your typical chicken pictures mind you. You will see various breeds of chickens (many you have never seen before that are very interesting to look at), and you will also get a brief chicken history in the back of the book. What I especially enjoyed was the fact that the author wrote a small paragraph on each breed (again in the back of the book) featured in the book. I enjoyed the pictures of the various types of jungle fowl (the chickens early ancestor), and I thoroughly enjoyed this book. This is not a must have, but it sure is an enjoyable one.
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My friend Marjorie is a person who is very fond of chickens. She decorated her little rental cottage with a chicken/rooster motif. I sent her this book for her birthday, because I knew she would be the right person to appreciate it. She called and raved about the pictures in the book. She said she did not know there were so many different kinds of chickens. Marjorie was delighted, and I was pleased to have made her so happy. The is not a book for everyone. but in the right hands it is a joy.
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I give this a 5 star just for the pictures. If you want to know about chickens. I highly recommend these 2 books. Living with Chickens and Choosing and keeping Chickens.
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So, this purchase sort of started out as a joke but soon became the go to book(s) (I bought both books) at parties and family gatherings.

My brother and his wife bought 3 rhoade island reds and couldn't stop talking about them. They are NOT farmers, but more the yuppie type. The more they talked, the more i laughed at how silly it all seemed. UNTIL i saw the chickens and picked up my first warm egg. Soon after i was looking at chicken books thinking of having my own little coop. Fortunately i woke up from that dream but instead found these GORGEOUS books to give them. None of us knew how beautiful and varied chickens can be. We have poured over these photos time and time again admiring them.

Frankly i have no idea about the text as i haven't read it. We wanted the photos and we got more than we bargained for. Absolutely beautiful books even if you are a vegetarian, and maybe especially for vegetarians!
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