Rare Poultry Breeds

Author: David Scrivener

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781861268891

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 272

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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 Accordingly, this book has a strong historical content.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.


Popular Poultry Breeds

Author: David Scrivener

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847979718

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

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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.


The Encyclopedia of Historic and Endangered Livestock and Poultry Breeds

Author: Janet Vorwald Dohner

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 030013813X

Category: NATURE

Page: 514

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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

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

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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.

Poultry Breeds and Management

An Introductory Guide

Author: David Scrivener

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781861269942

Category: Nature

Page: 176

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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.

Gardening with Free-Range Chickens For Dummies

Author: Bonnie Jo Manion,Robert T. Ludlow

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118547543

Category: Gardening

Page: 288

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Provides guidance and step-by-step instructions for designing and implementing a host of different chicken-friendly garden plans, offers an overview of caring for a flock, and discusses the anatomy of a coop --

British Poultry Standards

Author: J. Ian H. Allonby,Philippe B. Wilson

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 1119509149

Category: Medical

Page: 520

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A fully updated and expanded new edition of the official reference to all the recognised Poultry Standards in Great Britain The seventh edition of British Poultry Standards contains complete specifications together with judging points for all standardised breeds and varieties of poultry, as compiled by the specialist Breed Clubs and published under the guidance of the Poultry Club of Great Britain. Intended as a manual to aid in the instruction and identification of breeds for the novice through to the veterinarian, this new edition has been thoroughly revised and edited, with numerous changes to breed pictures and profiles, providing a well-defined update for contemporary breeding, judging and exhibiting. Under the guardianship of the Poultry Club of Great Britain, this book details the authorised standards of excellence for each breed, covering categories such as feather markings, breed classification, and defects and deformities. The must-have reference for keepers, breeders, judges and exhibitors of pure bred poultry Features over 500 colour photographs, including 150 new images Includes 10 new breeds as well as all standardised breeds, and features photographs of many different varieties Provides complete specifications and judging points of all standardised breeds and varieties of poultry Recognised by the Poultry Club of Great Britain British Poultry Standards, 7th Edition is an essential resource for all poultry judges, breeders, exhibitors and keepers, as well as agricultural and veterinary college libraries and conservationists.


Sustainable Agricultural Development

Recent Approaches in Resources Management and Environmentally-Balanced Production Enhancement

Author: Mohamed Behnassi,Shabbir A. Shahid,Joyce D'Silva

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400705197

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 275

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Due to many challenges (i.e. climate change, energy, water and land shortage, high demands on food, land grabbing, etc.), agriculture production potential is expected to be seriously affected; thus, increasing food insecurity and hunger in many already affected regions (especially in Africa). In this context, sustainable agriculture is highly recommended as an eco-system approach where soil, water, plants, environment and living organisms live in harmony. Innovative technologies and research should be developed to ensure sustainable agriculture and productivity using modern irrigation systems, improved varieties, improved soil quality, etc. In the meantime, the preservation of natural environment should be based on resource conservation technologies and best management practices. Sustainable Agricultural Development, not only raises the serious ethical and social issues underlying these huge environmental problems, but also aims at presenting successful experiences from all over the world in relation with sustainable farming, sustainable management of water and land resources, and innovative processes in livestock production. It also aims at providing inputs to decision making processes and encouraging the transfer of relevant know-how, technologies and expertise to different countries where similar agro-climatic conditions may exist; thus saving precious resources and promoting sustainable agricultural development as a relevant approach to tackle the food security challenge. Finally, this book focuses on the paradigmatic and policy dimensions and call for an innovative approach by analyzing the key themes in a complex and interrelated manner.

Old & Rare Breeds of Poultry

Author: Joseph Batty

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781857365986

Category: Poultry breeds

Page: 132

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This is a concise guide to about 60 breeds of poultry, many of which are quite scarce. The aim is to bring back these breeds which are ideal for free range and must be better than the genetically modified types which were developed for battery cages.

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

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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.


Making Your Small Farm Profitable

Apply 25 Guiding Principles, Develop New Crops & New Markets, Maximize Net Profits per Acre

Author: Ron Macher

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603425357

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Turn your farm into a cash cow! Ron Macher offers a host of simple strategies for increasing your farm earnings, from purchasing durable equipment to growing economically viable crops. A seasoned expert in farm efficiency, Macher shows you how to locate a lucrative niche market for your products, optimize sales, and minimize costs. Whether you’re buying a new farm or jump-starting an old one, Macher’s savvy tips will help you turn your enterprise into a profitable business.

Poultry Breeding

A Complete Guide for Keepers of Poultry

Author: Miller Purvis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poultry

Page: 323

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British Poultry Standards

Author: Victoria Roberts

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444309382

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 480

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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.