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Bantams: by W.F. Entwisle (Author)

W.F. Entwisle was the leading pioneer of bantam breeding. The first book on scientific bantam breeding, this work represents his endeavors, and is an important historical record on bantam development.  In this classic reprint he explains how the birds were kept and given the very early standards.

This special re-print edition of William Entwisle's book “Bantams” is a complete guide to Bantam chicken breeds. Written in 1895, during the 19th century, Mr. Entwisle was considered ”the leading Bantam breeder in the world” and was responsible for the creation of several Bantam varieties that are still enjoyed by breeders and other Bantam enthusiasts to this day. Included in the text are discussions on Game Bantams, Malay and Aseel Bantams, Cochins, Brahmas, Sultans, Burmese and Silky Bantams, Sebright Bantams, Rosecomb Bantams, Scotch Greys, Nankins, Japanese Bantams, Frizzles, Polish Bantams, Minorcas, Leghorns, Hamburgs and other Bantams. Also included are details on breeding, rearing and exhibiting Bantams, making this one of the best historic texts on Bantams ever written. Lavishly illustrated with historic drawings by the famous artist, judge and writer, J.W. Ludlow. 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.

This is a book for anyone who is interested in Poultry Keeping as a hobby, especially for the enthusiast who shows.

Product details

  • Condition: New
  • Hardcover: 116 pages with dust jacket
  • Publisher: Nimrod Press Ltd (1988)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: B&W drawings by Ludlow
  • ISBN-10: 1852590955
  • ISBN-13: 978-1852590956
  • Package Dimensions: 25.5 x 20.5 x 1.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 600 g


1.  House Runs etc.
2.  Food and Water and Feeding etc.
3.  The relative Size and Weight of Bantams; Mating, crossing & Interbreeding
4.  The Varieties of Bantams
5.  Game Bantams
6.  Malay, Indian Game & Aseel Bantams
  Pekin or Cochin, Brahma, Booted, Sultan, Burmese & Silky Bantams

8.  Sebright Bantams
9.  Black & White Rosecomb Bantams
10. Cuckoo or Scotch Grey Bantams
11. Nankin Bantams
Japanese & Frezzled Bantams
 Polish Bantams
14. Minorca, Andalusian, Leghorn band Hamburgh Bantams

15.  Rumpless Bantams & other Varieties not previously described
16.  Standards for Judging Bantams
17.  Standards for Judging Bantam (continued) &    Technical terms
18.  Preparation of Bantams for Showing
19.  Diseases of Bantams & Treatment when ill
20.  The Bantam Club