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
Rev. and Ed. in Accordance with the Latest Poultry Club Standards
Author: Lewis Wright
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.
Author: Victoria Roberts
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Technology & Engineering
Comprising the Management of Fowls for Use and Exhibition
Author: William Charles Linnaeus Martin,Elizabeth Watts,Edward Brown
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
With a chapter on pheasants and pheasantries
Author: Poultry farmer
"Beginning in the jungles of Southeast Asia, trekking through the Middle East, traversing the Pacific, Lawler discovers the secrets behind the chicken's transformation from a shy, wild bird into an animal of astonishing versatility, capable of serving our species' changing needs. Across the ages, it has been an all-purpose medicine, sex symbol, gambling aid, inspiration for bravery, and of course, the star of the world's most famous joke. Only recently has it become humanity's most important single source of protein. Most surprisingly, the chicken--more than the horse, cow , or dog-- has been a remarkable constant in the sperad of civilization across the globe"--Page 4 of cover.
The Epic Saga of the Bird that Powers Civilization
Author: Andrew Lawler
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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
This book contains classic material dating back to the 1900s and before. The content has been carefully selected for its interest and relevance to a modern audience. Each publication has been professionally curated and includes all details on the original source material. This particular instalment, "Egg Incubation for the Poultry Keeper" contains information on the methods and equipment of the poultry farmer. 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. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Author: Various Authors
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
Category: Technology & Engineering