Rare Poultry Breeds

Author: David Scrivener

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781861268891

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 272

View: 7327

Covering virtually every rare breed that is likely to be encountered by poultry fanciers, is a detailed reference guide to the rarest, most obscure, and, in a few cases, even extinct breeds of chickens and bantams that are often not mentioned in poultry books. One of the main reasons why fanciers keep particular breeds is that they wish to have a small piece of history running around their garden. Accordingly, this book has a strong historical content. David Scrivener is a poultry judge, the chairman of the Rare Poultry Society, and the author of Exhibition Poultry Keeping.
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The Chantecler & Other Rare Poultry Breeds

Author: Linda M. Gryner

Publisher: Forest, Ont. : Gold in the Hand Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Chantecler chicken

Page: 269

View: 302

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The Encyclopedia of Historic and Endangered Livestock and Poultry Breeds

Author: Janet Vorwald Dohner

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 030013813X

Category: NATURE

Page: 514

View: 7435

The hardy, multipurpose Dominique chickens that came to the New World with the Pilgrims and later travelled in pioneer saddlebags to help settle the West were once too numerous to count, by 1990 a mere 500 hens survived. This is but a single example of the diminishing diversity of farm animals: half of once-common livestock breeds are endangered, others are already extinct. The need to preserve farm animal diversity is increasingly urgent, says the author of this definitive book on endangered breeds of livestock and poultry. Farmyard animals may hold critical keys for our survival, Jan Dohner warns, and with each extinction, genetic traits of potentially vital importance to our agricultural future or to medical progress are forever lost. This comprehensive book features: * complete information on the history, characteristics, qualities, and traits of 138 endangered livestock breeds (goats, sheep, swine, cattle, horses, other equines) and 53 poultry breeds (chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese) * where these breeds may be seen today * the degree of rarity of each breed in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada * information on feral livestock populations * 160 colour photographs and over 80 black and white photos and historical illustrations
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Popular Poultry Breeds

Author: David Scrivener

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847979718

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

View: 5061

Popular Poultry Breeds examines forty mainstream breeds of chickens and bantams divided into thirty-five chapters. Most breeds exist in several plumage colour varieties, and in large and bantam (miniature) size versions, all of which are also included in this comprehensive book. Detailed histories of each breed are given, in many cases including the names of the breeders and where they lived. Also, the special management and selective breeding requirements needed for certain breeds is studied, even if they are not going to be entered into shows. The book includes helpful descriptions of the breeds, and is beautifully illustrated in full colour with over 180 photographs of prize-winning birds and nearly ninety reproductions of exquisite old prints of artist's drawings. This painstakingly researched reference work is aimed at smallholders, hobbyist poultry keepers, serious enthusiasts and those researching chicken breeds.
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Poultry Breeds and Management

An Introductory Guide

Author: David Scrivener

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781861269942

Category: Nature

Page: 176

View: 7895

Considering popular breeds of chicken, bantams and turkeys, this book discusses poultry clubs and shows. It provides advice on how to exhibit pure-bred chickens at officially organized shows.
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An Introduction to Heritage Breeds

Saving and Raising Rare-Breed Livestock and Poultry

Author: D. Phillip Sponenberg,Jeannette Beranger,Alison Martin

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612124623

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 240

View: 9783

Developed for the particular needs of the working farm, heritage breeds have proved invaluable to small-scale agricultural production for centuries. This comprehensive guide explains why conserving heritage breeds remains important and how they often can be a better choice for the modern farmer than conventional animals. With profiles of heritage poultry, sheep, cattle, and more, you’ll learn how to select and successfully raise the breed that is right for your specific needs. Enjoy the benefits of resilient livestock while preserving genetic diversity for future generations.
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Storey's Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds

Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Turkeys, Emus, Guinea Fowl, Ostriches, Partridges, Peafowl, Pheasants, Quails, Swans

Author: Carol Ekarius

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612128432

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

View: 9535

More than 128 birds strut their stuff across the pages of this definitive primer for intrepid poultry farmers and feather fanciers alike. From the Manx Rumpy to the Redcap and the Ancona duck to his Aylesbury cousin, each breed is profiled with a brief history, detailed descriptions of identifying characteristics, and colorful photography. Comprehensive and fun, Storey’s Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds celebrates the personalities and charming good looks of North America’s quirkiest barnyard birds and waterfowl.
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Rare poultry of Ashe

Author: Rex Woods,Ashe House Poultry Breed Preservation Centre

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 136

View: 1427

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British Poultry Standards

Author: Victoria Roberts

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444309382

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 480

View: 1478

British Poultry Standards 6th edition is the official reference to all the recognised Poultry Standards in Great Britain. It contains complete specifications together with judging points for all standardised breeds and varieties, as compiled by the specialist Breed Clubs and recognised by the Poultry Club of Great Britain. Breeding and exhibiting poultry is a long-held tradition as well as a popular and rewarding hobby. The work of the Breed Clubs and the many dedicated breeders in preserving the pure breeds is vital in maintaining our breeds of poultry not only for the cultural heritage of future generations but also as a gene bank for the commercial world. Under the guardianship of the Poultry Club of Great Britain, this book details the authorised standards of excellence for each breed. New to this edition: • New and improved colour images for many breeds, now with almost 300 colour photographs. • The inclusion of silhouettes to show the perfect shape for each breed. • An additional 14 breeds are covered.
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A rare breeds album of American livestock

Author: Carolyn Christman,Dan Phillip Sponenberg,Donald E. Bixby,American Livestock Breeds Conservancy

Publisher: Amer Livestock Breeds Conservancy

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 118

View: 2816

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Popular Poultry Breeds

Author: David Scrivener

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847979718

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

View: 8331

Popular Poultry Breeds examines forty mainstream breeds of chickens and bantams divided into thirty-five chapters. Most breeds exist in several plumage colour varieties, and in large and bantam (miniature) size versions, all of which are also included in this comprehensive book. Detailed histories of each breed are given, in many cases including the names of the breeders and where they lived. Also, the special management and selective breeding requirements needed for certain breeds is studied, even if they are not going to be entered into shows. The book includes helpful descriptions of the breeds, and is beautifully illustrated in full colour with over 180 photographs of prize-winning birds and nearly ninety reproductions of exquisite old prints of artist's drawings. This painstakingly researched reference work is aimed at smallholders, hobbyist poultry keepers, serious enthusiasts and those researching chicken breeds.
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Storey's Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds

Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Turkeys, Emus, Guinea Fowl, Ostriches, Partridges, Peafowl, Pheasants, Quails, Swans

Author: Carol Ekarius

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612128432

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

View: 3794

More than 128 birds strut their stuff across the pages of this definitive primer for intrepid poultry farmers and feather fanciers alike. From the Manx Rumpy to the Redcap and the Ancona duck to his Aylesbury cousin, each breed is profiled with a brief history, detailed descriptions of identifying characteristics, and colorful photography. Comprehensive and fun, Storey’s Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds celebrates the personalities and charming good looks of North America’s quirkiest barnyard birds and waterfowl.
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Storey's Illustrated Breed Guide to Sheep, Goats, Cattle and Pigs

163 Breeds from Common to Rare

Author: Carol Ekarius

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781612122663

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 320

View: 3720

From the large-tailed Karakul sheep to the floppy-eared Gloucestershire Old Spot pig, North America is home to an extraordinary array of livestock. Comprehensive, colorful, and captivating, Storey’s Illustrated Breed Guide to Sheep, Goats, Cattle, and Pigs features full-color profiles of 163 livestock breeds. Whether you’re looking for a gentle domestic backyard animal or are hoping to introduce a rare heritage breed on your farm, you’re sure to find an animal that’s perfect for your needs.
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Standard Perfection Poultry Book

A Complete Description of Chicken Breeds, Turkeys, Ducks and Geese

Author: C. Shoemaker

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781548233853

Category:

Page: 196

View: 9293

This special re-print edition of "Standard Perfection Poultry" written by C.C. Shoemaker is a comprehensive guide to raising your own meat and eggs, and a directory of the best standard breeds of chickens, turkeys, ducks, and geese. This old gem of a book covers topics including: Advice to Poultry Raisers, Brood Coops, Breeds and Breeding, Construction of Houses, Diseases and How to Prevent and Cure Them, Dressing and Shipping, Duck Hatching and Raising, Marketing Eggs and Poultry and more. Also contains illustrations and diagrams. Note: This edition is a perfect facsimile of the original book and is not set in a modern typeface. As a result, some characters and images might suffer from slight imperfections, blurring, or minor shadows in the page background. This book appears exactly as it did when it was first printed.
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Exhibition Poultry Keeping

Author: David Scrivener

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781861267399

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 144

View: 7896

Exhibiting pure-bred chickens at officially organized shows is a hobby pursued by thousands of enthusiasts throughout the world. Exhibition Poultry Keeping provides a detailed, informative, and wide-ranging guide to the techniques needed to keep pure-bred poultry successfully. It considers housing, equipment, nutrition, the management of broody hens, incubation, and chick-rearing; discusses poultry genetics and breeding systems; and examines show-bird training and preparation as well as show-judging.
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Oriental Gamefowl

A Guide for the Sportsman, Poultryman and Exhibitor of Rare Poultry Species and Gamefowl of the World

Author: Horst W. Schmudde

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781420876819

Category: Nature

Page: 208

View: 7511

To learn what the bassett hound is, they are good with children. You will lean a lot of information in this book. The reason on writing this book is there is not any book specific book on bassett hounds. I had to do a lot of research for this book.
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Pure Poultry

Living Well with Heritage Chickens, Turkeys and Ducks

Author: Victoria Redhed Miller

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550925466

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 240

View: 5902

Hatching a sustainable life with heritage poultry
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Pocketful of Poultry

Author: Carol Ekarius

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1580176771

Category: Nature

Page: 272

View: 5085

Poultry in a pocket-size book? Why not, when the birds in question are neatly corralled into an appealing little volume, just right for gift giving, easy browsing, or tucking into a bag or pocket for quick reference at a poultry show or auction. More than 100 poultry pals show their amazing colors in full-page images that capture their good looks and lively personalities. Intricate feather patterns, imposing crests and wattles, and grinning beaks are just a few of their appealing features. From laying hens to heritage turkeys to adorable ducks, here are all the common barnyard favorites, plus rare breeds from around the world. Facing each poultry portrait is an informational page offering facts about the breed and a handy at-a-glance reference bar identifying the type of poultry (chicken, turkey, duck, goose), its primary use (laying, meat, game, or ornamental bird), and its conservation status. Breeders, enthusiasts, and anyone who has ever paused to admire a handsome chicken will be delighted by the photographs and enlightened by the breed profiles in Pocketful of Poultry.
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Rare Breeds

Farm Animals from Around the World

Author: Derek Hall

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 9780785826460

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 256

View: 3312

Over the centuries man has selectively bred animals to achieve productivity. However, modern agriculture has meant that today relatively few breeds are now used and bred extensively. Fortunately, many of the more rare and interesting breeds still exist and are being carefully conserved for the future. We now realize the importance of their gene pool and enthusiasts everywhere are setting up small breeding programs for animals such as chickens, cattle, farm horses, goats, sheep, ducks and geese. This book will help the enthusiast set up a breeding program and instruct them in how to care and maintain their animals. A rare breed is defined as a breed of livestock that is not common in modern agriculture, though it may have been in the past. Various national and international organizations, such as the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy, and the Rare Breeds Survival Trust of the United Kingdom, each define the exact parameters by which a breed may be defined as rare, and many breeds that qualify only have a few thousand or a even a few hundred breeding individuals remaining in the world.
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21st Century Poultry Breeding

Author: Grant Brereton

Publisher: Gold Cockerel Books

ISBN: 9780947870577

Category: Poultry

Page: 148

View: 600

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