This special re-print edition of Thomas Coke Burnell's book "The Exhibition Dorking" contains a treasure trove of information on this legendary breed of chickens - the famous Dorking. Written in England in 1875, the rarity of original copies has brought forth the demand for this much needed reprint of this important historic work on Dorking Chickens. Included in this short text are the fine details on breeding Dorkings and how they were exhibited at shows in the 19th Century. One of the only books of its kind. Note: This edition is a perfect facsimile of the original edition and is not set in a modern typeface. As a result, some type characters and images might suffer from slight imperfections or minor shadows in the page background.
Hints to Exhibitors and Poultry Fanciers of the Dorking Fowl
Author: Thomas Coke Burnell
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Category: Dorking chicken
Author: George William Johnson
Author: GEORGE W.JOHNSON,F.R.H.S., AND ROBERT HOGG.LLD.
Author: George W. Johnson
"Egg Incubation for the Poultry Keeper" is a complete guide for poultry keepers, containing information on the methods, equipment, general management, housing, health and ailments, and much more. It is intended to illustrate the main aspects of egg incubation and serves as a guide for anyone wishing to obtain a general knowledge of the subject and understand the field in its historical context. With simple instructions and a wealth of invaluable information, “Egg Incubation for the Poultry Keeper" is highly recommended for farmers and amateur poultry keepers alike. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new introduction on poultry farming.
Author: Various Authors
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
Category: Technology & Engineering
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
Author: Janet Vorwald Dohner
Publisher: Yale University Press
Author: George W. Johnson, F.R.H.S., and Robert Hogg, LL.D
A comprehensive collection of 500 tips written by poultry expert Chris Graham covers all aspects of keeping chickens including: Becoming a Hen Keeper; Housing and Equipment; Choosing Chickens; Feeding Chickens; Eggs and Meat; Flock Needs; Breeding and Showing; and, Ailments. The tips are grouped logically so that novices can build their knowledge gradually, while old hands might prefer to dip in and out at random or use the index to refer to specific topics. The tips are also accompanied by simple annotated diagrams where required. Illustrated throughout with specially commissioned linocut prints by award-winning printmaker Melvyn Evans, Wisdom for Henkeeping is an ideal companion for newcomers to henkeeping, and also a perfect gift for more experienced poultry keepers.
500 tips for keeping chickens
Author: Chris Graham
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Technology & Engineering
A Practical Guide to the Choice, Breeding, Rearing, and Management of All Descriptions of Fowls, Turkeys, Guinea-fowls, Ducks and Geese, for Profit and Exhibition
Author: Hugh Piper
With a chapter on pheasants and pheasantries
Author: Poultry farmer
Their Varieties, Habits, Mating, Breeding, Selection and Management for Pleasure and Profit
Author: Harrison Weir