At this time of year the thoughts of many turn to the celebrated turkey. But today I am going to consider the lowly chicken. How jaded are we that they’re only thought of for the breakfast table or the dinner table? The exotic and unusual breeds shown here are but a few from the fascinating book “Extraordinary Chickens”, written and photographed by Stephen Green-Armytage. They are also the height of avian rustic chic.
Stephen’s book catalogs a multitude of glorious breeds of many colors but I thought it would be a bit more dramatic to view a few breeds whose plumage is naturally black and white. Dressed in their lacy and sophisticated feathers, these gals are dressed as fashion plates, not for dinner plates.