When we think of animals joining in a show to exhibit their beauty and vigor, we would always consider fluffy dogs, furry cats, or highly accessorized ponies. But in a recent documentation of a Singaporean photographer in the name of Ernest Goh, he created a series of images featuring the diversity and glamour of chickens which are often neglected.
Ernest Goh, explored the lands of Malaysia and found something too interesting – the Ayam Seramas – a variety of chickens which is specifically known for its beauty.According Ernest, these chickens “were not bred for consumption but purely for ornamental reasons.” And here in Malaysia, they have this so called “Chicken Beauty Pageant” for the Ayam Seramas ever week. Each chickens were scrutinized by experts and judged through the look and color of their feathers. The appearance of their combs… And their attitude as to how they project themselves. The boldness of their wings is also taken into consideration… … their wings which they held close to their body down to the ground like arms. Though beauty pageant for chickens is something that still looks bizarre for me, how these feathery friends displayed their extraordinarily high, full and proud-looking breasts and their upright posture, unveiled a little human within them.
Watch the video below to learn more of these peculiar chickens and their journey to achieving their glorious crown.