@robertclarkphoto A frame from a re-edit that I’m doing from the “Curious History of Feathers” story that I shot for @natgeo. This chicken is known as a #Silkie, a breed of domestic chicken, #GallusDomesticus. The first documented appearance of a Silkie appears in the written accounts of #MarcoPolo.
Their #plumage is not ‘fur’ as many claim it to be. It is actually a collection of #semiplume feathers lacking #barbules, the little hooks that keep other contour feathers stuck together. @thephotosociety @InstituteArtist by natgeo http://ift.tt/1vxXtgo