This book attempts to spread the word that smallness can be useful, as well as beautiful; bantams said to originate originally from a region of that name in Java, have been kept for generations, but mainly for show.
Many of the natural or ornamental breeds are primarily exhibition birds, but others, such as the Mediterranean breeds, can be quite good layers. Moreover, they have many advantages over their large sisters – they take up less space, eat much less food, and are able to be kept without difficulty by children, disabled and elderly people, as well as those who simply wish to provide fresh eggs for the home at low cost, with the minimum of trouble.
This book explains the different types, the breeds to select for laying, their management, and many other facets of what can be a fascinating, yet profitable pastime.
This book is signed by the author on the Title page!
- Condition: New
- Paperback: 87 pages
- Publisher: Beech Publishing House (1997)
- Illustration: Black & White illustrations & Color photos
- ISBN-10: 1185736198
- ISBN-13: 978-1857361933
- Parcel Dimensions: 20 x 14 x .4 cm
- Shipping Weight: 185 g
1. Bantams – Background
2. Classification by Breeds
3. Selection of Layers
6. Breeding for Succession
7. Making a Start