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Breeds of Poultry and Their Characteristics: by Dr. Joseph Batty (Author)

Covers all the major breeds (over 70) of poultry in terms of the following: 1) Appearance, 2) Characteristics, 3) Productive Qualities, 4) Utility and Exhibition Faults, and 5) General Remarks. A guide to all who wish to consider which breed to keep and know what to expect in terms of productivity. Illustrations of typical birds also included in both color and B&W.

This concise book lists all the main breeds (over 70) of poultry and explains their attributes, whether as layers, table birds or other features. these is also a listing of the likely faults so that those who wish to show can have an idea of what to aim for.

The birds are portrayed in monochrome and there are also some color illustrations of the standard breeds. These may be kept on free range or semi-intensively. The book therefore serves as an excellent introduction, not only to the popular breed, but also to old and rare breeds, many of which are being redeveloped and brought back. 

Product details

  • Condition: New
  • Paperback: 79 pages    
  • Publisher: Beech Publishing House (1997)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: Color & B&W photos and illustrations
  • ISBN-10: 1857363477
  • ISBN-13: 978-1857363470
  • Product Dimensions: 20.5 x 14.4 x 0.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 175 g