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Who's the fairest fowl of all? In her new book The Magnificent Chicken, Brooklyn-based photographer Tamara Staples makes a strong case for the purebred Gallus gallus domesticus, from the ultra-dignified Black Langshan Cockerel to the eccentric Beaded Buff Laced Polish Frizzle Bantam Hen. If you have never been to a poultry show, you've probably never even imagined chickens as diverse and stunning as the ones in Staples' portraits.
The book begins with an interview and essay by This American Life host Ira Glass. "What happens when you try to treat a chicken they way we treat humans, even if it is just for the length of a photo shoot?" Glass writes. "What happens, it turns out, is you learn just what the thin line is that divides human beings from birds."
See the gallery for 11 prize-winning barnyard beauties from The Magnificent Chicken.
What does this have to do with science? Why is PopSci just turning into another typical blog site?
Um, your right, ROFL, so right!
I suppose since feathers and dinosaurs have been mention on a few other articles, the writers thought this related.
Toronto photographer Pete Paterson has been photographing fowl for years. much better, too. you can see his work at www.petepaterson.com
I helped out on one of his shoots. the birds are feisty.
Today's magic is tomorrow's technology.
Please remove the word "Science" from your name.