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Photos Capture The Underrated Beauty Of Worlds Most Beautiful Chickens (35 Pics)

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If you were asked the question ‘which is the most beautiful of bird species?’ It would be unlikely that your first answer would be ‘chicken.

Yet Italian photographers Matteo Tranchellini and Moreno Monti beg to differ, they believe chickens are underrated and deserve more credit.

Chickens Are Just Stunning.

And so began Chic!ken, a stunning portrait project showing the world the true beauty of these humble farm birds.

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With hundreds of amazing portraits showcasing 100 different types of chickens, a hardback photobook was the only logical direction to go in.

Photobook Different Types of Chickens by Chic!ken

One day, while in search of a pet, Matteo met a farmer who invited him to an aviary exhibition.

Photobook Different Types of Chickens by Chic!ken

This is where he fell in love with the stunning farm birds and met Jessicah, his Concincina hen.

Chickens Are Just Stunning.

So he and Moreno teamed up and began the project Chic!ken, dedicated to shooting the best of the best chickens.

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Chickens Are Just Stunning.

“We felt like chickens had been waiting for their moment in the spotlight,” the duo explain on their Kickstarter campaign. “None of these beauties were harmed, forced, or leashed.”

Photobook Different Types of Chickens by Chic!ken

Accurately described as “natural born posers” is a stunning piece showcasing the diversity of chickens.

Photobook Different Types of Chickens by Chic!ken

“They were just themselves and had a natural ability to move in front of the camera. Some of them were photographed from the side, from behind, or with only a glance over the shoulder. A NATURAL TALENT.”

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Chickens Are Just Stunning.

The duo are running their campaign on Kickstarter where you can pre-order Chicken: The Book.

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With over 200 stunning chicken portraits, the pair decided to combine the collection into a hardback photobook.

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You can support the project on Kickstarter.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/chicks/book-0/widget/video

Chic!ken: Instagram | Kickstarter

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Written by Joe Kahlo

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