Did you know that some breeds of chickens are just stunning? Well, they are. If you are unaware of some of the more beautiful chickens or are a true chicken fancier I have something special for you! The Beautiful Chickens Postcard Book showcases 30 of the birds with professional “model” shots. Read on to learn more about the book and find out how you can win a copy for yourself. I was sent a copy of the Beautiful Chickens Postcard Book at no charge by Quarto Gifts for my honest review.
About Beautiful Chickens:
This collection of 30 postcards features the most stunning chicken breeds from around the world. Each model is shown in its most characteristic stance and at the height of its good looks—a gloriously indulgent treat for chicken lovers. The postcards are perforated so that you can detach and send your favourites, or you can keep them and create your own miniature art gallery for your desk or mantelpiece.
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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.
Andrew Perris has tackled a wide range of challenging commissions during the 20 years he has worked as a photographer. These include photographing champion breeds at agricultural and poultry shows for Beautiful Pigs, Beautiful Chickens and Beautiful Ducks. His numerous corporate and advertising clients include Virgin, Sainsbury’s, Parker Pens, P&O Ferries and Royal Bank of Scotland.
This little postcard book is just full of fluff and fun. Whether you are someone who has kept chickens as pets or for eggs – like the Happy Chickens here on the Farm – or you just appreciate a pretty or colorful bird this book is for you.
The Beautiful Chickens Postcard book has 30 cards that you can use to mail a note to a friend or to hang on the refrigerator if you want to appreciate a particularly pretty bird. The photos are sharp and clear – the birds look like feathered supermodels! You could even frame them to make a display in a country chic kind of room.
The back of the postcard is as you would expect. There is room for an address and a short note. You will also find the type of bird and whether it is a rooster or hen. At the bottom there is a short description of the breed.
I have to admit that before we moved on to our little farm I had not given chickens a lot of thought. It was only when we started buying chicks that I learned just how many different kinds of chickens there were. Some of them are truly beautiful birds. I am particularly fond of the ones with feathered feet or with the funny little topknots. Don’t ask me the breed names – I barely remember the names of our chickens; New Hampshire Reds and Leghorns.
This book would be an ideal gift for anyone you know who loves chickens. Or for the someone you know who wants to keep them but can’t just yet. I can tell you it made me smile just looking through it.