Cocks by Ernest Goh Captures the Ornate Plumage of Ayam Seramas

 - Mar 26, 2014
References: ernestgoh & thisiscolossal
The birds captured in the photo series succinctly titled Cocks by Ernest Goh, a photographer and visual artist based in Singapore, appear to be in the midst of their mating rituals. Displaying their decorative plumage as though wooing the woman of their choice, they strut their stuff in front of the lens like it is the last thing they are going to do. Yet they are not captured during mating season. They are captured during beauty pageant season.

Cocks by Ernest Goh documents the strange world of chicken beauty pageants in Malaysia that revolve around the breed called Ayam Seramas. Known for their ornate patterns and coloring, they are bred purely for their appearance, not meat.