This is a one of a kind Special book Signed by Dr. Joseph Batty (Author) and Dedicated to Silvio Mattacchione, who published and distributed books for Dr. Joseph Batty.
Poultry Colour Guide was Originally published as a picture guide to the various breeds of poultry and their colors; it was first produced for the Centenary of the Poultry Club in 1977. At the time, it was stated by several writers that this was the first exhaustive treatise on color to appear since Victorian times. This new, revised edition, although of a smaller format, has a much larger number of pages and contains much more information on color. With more knowledge of genetics, the inheritance of color is better understood, but still, the experienced fancier is the one who is able to produce and improve the complex and varied patterns found in many breeds.
Color Illustrations are provided for the standard breeds of poultry, including large fowl, bantams, domesticated ducks, geese, and turkeys, which are based on paintings by the Hampshire artist Charles Francis. Each breed is described in brief terms. Information is also included concerning the evolution and origins of poultry, color patterns, and breeding as well as a glossary of terms. This new fifth edition contains additional b&w illustrations to show the points of a fowl.
Besides the colored plates, which cover 48 pairs of birds of different varieties, there are monochrome illustrations that show the shape and type of the different breeds. The Book also provides information on a great many aspects of color and should be invaluable to all who wish to understand the many breeds now in existence, both large fowl and bantams.
- Condition: New
- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: Beech Publishing House (1996)
- Language: English
- Illustrations: Color & B&W illustrations
- ISBN-10: 1857362101
- ISBN-13: 978-1857362107
- Product Dimensions: 20.2 x 14.6 x 1.8 cm
- Shipping Weight: 400 g
|1. Poultry Evolution
2. Colour Creations
3. Colour Patterns
4. Dictionary of Technical Terms