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A Guide to Pet & Companion Birds: by Ray Dorge (Author) & Gail Sibley (Author)
In this book you will learn how to choose a pet bird - one that you will find entertaining and enjoyable company & how to provide for its loving care.
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$39.99
Peach Faced Lovebirds and Related Colours: by Ian Harman (Author) YELLOW COVER
This book is a great guide to these very popular lovebirds written by an expert - Ian Harman. It covers historical notes, cages and aviaries, feeding, preliminary stock, pair formation, breeding, nest boxes and nestlings, new colors, and health problems.
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$39.99
Natural Incubation and Rearing: by Dr. Joseph Batty (Author)
A concise guide to the incubation of eggs—fowl, ducks, geese, turkeys, peafowl, and guinea fowl—through natural means.
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$99.99
Good Bird! A Guide to Solving Behavioral Problems in Companion Parrots!: by Barbara Heidenreich (Author)
A professional in animal behavior has created an easy-to-read step-by-step guide that uses positive reinforcement for teaching your parrot acceptable behavior. This book will help you deal with screaming, biting, feather-picking, bonding, and other difficult parrot behaviors.
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$19.99
A Guide to Basic Health & Disease in Birds: Their Management, Care and Well-being: by Dr. Michael J. Cannon (Author)
Packed with user-friendly information, this new Australian Birdkeeper guide discusses avian common diseases, quarantine procedures, how to recognize health and nutritional problems, parasite control, working with your avian veterinarian, aviary management, and steps to maintaining healthy birds. A must for all aviculturists!
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$34.99
Practical Poultry Keeping: by Dr. Joseph Batty (Author)
This title covers the commercial aspects of poultry farming, including incubation, rearing, laying, and broilers. Specialist areas such as keeping geese and ducks, quail, guinea fowl, and turkeys are also included.
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$29.99
Poultry Houses & Appliances A DIY Guide by: Joseph Batty (Author)
This is a practical guide on how the poultry fancier or smallholder can make poultry houses and related requirements at a great saving on ready made sheds, which often have to be adapted.
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$14.99
$24.99
Smuggled 2: Wildlife Trafficking, Crime and Corruption in Australia: by Raymond Hoser (Author)
Smuggled-2 continues the expose' presented in Smuggled with new evidence of high-level corruption, bureaucratic misconduct and cover-ups in government departments costing taxpayers millions of dollars.  Wildlife conservation remains a casualty. 
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$24.99
Poultry Characteristics Tails: Signed by Joseph Batty
This book set out to explain the different tails and relate them to the various breeds. any thanks are offered to fanciers who made contributions to the book by sending photographs which have been included in this book.
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$39.99
Pictorial Poultry Keeping: by Dr. Joseph Batty (Revised)
This books shows step-by-step procedures for managing all types of poultry. A major feature are the photographs, which show the many and varied stages involved in keeping domestic fowl, ducks, geese, turkeys, guinea fowl, and bantams. The usual problems that arise are illustrated with possible solutions.
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$29.99
Breeds of Poultry and Their Characteristics: by Dr. Joseph Batty
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.
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$14.99
$24.99
Keeping Carolina & Mandarin Ducks: by J. Barnes (Author)
A well illustrating book throughout covering most aspects of owning Carolina and Mandarin ducks. From housing, breeding, feeding, ponds, management and more, its covered in this book.
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$29.99
Complete Guide to Senegal Parrots: by Pamela Hutchinson (Author)
This book covers all aspects of owning a Senegal, from the first day you bring your new pet home, to the moment you and your family consider this parrot to be a beloved member of your household.
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$32.99
A Guide to Pigeons, Doves & Quail: Their Management, Care & Breeding: by Dr. Danny Brown (Author)
From Australian Birdkeeper, this book covers the management, care, health, and breeding of pigeons, doves, and quail. Chapters include: Housing and Aviaries, Feeding and Nutrition, Reproductive Manipulation Techniques, Common Diseases and Disorders, and more.
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$69.99
A Guide to Australian Long & Broad-Tailed Parrots and New Zealand Kakarikis: by Kevin Wilson (Author) - Front Cover
This full color title features beautiful photography throughout. Each of the 12 species is featured in its own chapter with distribution maps and general information specific to that species including management, diet and nutrition, housing requirements, breeding, handrearing, sexing, and mutations.
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$42.99
A Guide to Lories & Lorikeets: Their Management, Care and Breeding: by Peter Odekerken (Author)
Almost two-thirds of this Australian Birdkeeper book is dedicated to identification and colour photos of lory and lorikeet species, including the Trichoglossus group. The author's photographs are considered the world's most definitive collection of lory/lorikeet studies.
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$79.99
The Rhode Island Red: by Joseph Batty (Author)
This book covers the history and development of the breed of poultry known as the Rhode Island Red. The Rhode Island White is also included.
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$32.99
Sally Blanchard\'s Companion Parrot Handbook: by Sally Blanchard (Author)
The Companion Parrot Handbook is a remarkably complete, up-to-date guide for the parrot owner, including information on everything from the fundamentals of successful parrot keeping to valuable advice on preventing and solving behavioral problems.
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$29.99
The Silkie Fowl by Dr. Joseph Batty
Photographs, illustrations, and special silhouettes, all show the nature of this interesting breed of poultry, which incidentally is a good layer. This book covers the history, standard requirements, colors available, management and cult of the Silkie.  
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$35.99
Concise Poultry Colour Guide: by Dr. Joseph Batty (Author)
This title covers the evolution and origins of poultry, color patterns, and breeding as well as a dictionary of technical terms. This new fifth edition contains additional b&w illustrations to show the points of a fowl and has a larger number of pages and more information in color.
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$49.99
A Guide to Pet & Companion Birds: by Ray Dorge (Author) & Gail Sibley (Author)
A Guide to Pet & Companion Birds: by Ray Dorge (Author) & Gail Sibley (Author) (9780958726610)

This informative and often amusing 'introduction to bird keeping' appeals not only to the novice or want-to-be bird keeper, but also to the seasoned aviculturist looking for a refresher on the basics. This 96 page full color book also guides you through the growing pains of increasing your bird family, including what to do when your birds have gone forth and multiplied.  With the authors' combined 30 years of bird keeping experience, they walk you through the process of selecting the right bird, caring for that bird, and understanding its behavior. The author helps you create a happy and healthy environment for birdkeeping through this informative and amusing reading.

This title includes information regarding the process of selecting a bird, caring for it, and understanding its behavior. Details help you create a happy and healthy environment so bird keeping is pleasurable. Topics include - Choosing your pet bird,cage types, nail and wing trimming, feeding and recipes, body language, handling, taming, behavioral problems, and training. An important reference for all pet bird owners.

Product Details

  • Condition: New
  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Abk Publications (1998), 1st edition
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: Color
  • ISBN-10: 0958726612
  • ISBN-13: 978-0958726610
  • Product Dimensions:  23.5 x 16.6 x 0.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 245 g

Contents:

1.  Why in Heavens would anyone want a bird for a Pet?
2.  Responsibilities! What Responsibilities?
3.  Making a Natural Selection
4.  Bringing your Bird Home
5.  Bird Keeping - A Family Affair
6.  All to do with the Cage
7.  What's on the Menu?
8.   Attending to your Bird's Personal Grooming
9.  Keeping your Bird Fit
10. The Not-so-secret Language of Birds
11. Low Risk Bird Handling
12. Taming
13. Training
14. Did someone say I have a Behavioral Problem?
15. Increasing your Flock
16. Afterthoughts
17. Aviculturist Responsibilities as a Whole
18. Parts of a Typical Parrot

In this book you will learn how to choose a pet bird - one that you will find entertaining and enjoyable company & how to provide for its loving care.
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$39.99
Peach Faced Lovebirds and Related Colours: by Ian Harman (Author) YELLOW COVER
Peach Faced Lovebirds and Related Colours: by Ian Harman (Author) YELLOW COVER (9781852590574)
This guide, written by an expert breeder, shows how lovebirds can be bred and managed. The author has concentrated on Peach-Faced Lovebirds and the color mutations which have emerged from the main species. He covers: Cages and Aviaries, Feeding, Preliminary Stock, Breeding, Nest Boxes and Nestlings and New Colors.

This book is recommended to all who are interested in keeping these beautiful and fascinating birds.

Product details

  • Condition: New
  • Paperback: 64 pages - YELLOW COVER
  • Publisher: Nimrod Press Ltd (1989)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: Color & B&W photos & illustrations
  • ISBN-10: 1852590572
  • ISBN-13: 978-1852590574
  • Package Dimensions: 21.5 x 14 x .6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 155 g

Contents:

1.  Introducing Lovebirds
2.  Historical Notes
3.  Cages and Aviaries
4.  Feeding
5.  Purchasing Stock
6.  Pair Formation
7.  Breeding
8.  Nest-boxes and Nestlings
9.  New Colours in Peach-faced Lovebirds
10. Health Problems
11. Judging of Poultry


    This book is a great guide to these very popular lovebirds written by an expert - Ian Harman. It covers historical notes, cages and aviaries, feeding, preliminary stock, pair formation, breeding, nest boxes and nestlings, new colors, and health problems.
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    $39.99
    Natural Incubation and Rearing: by Dr. Joseph Batty (Author)
    Natural Incubation and Rearing: by Dr. Joseph Batty (Author) (9781852591656)

    In 111 pages, Dr. Batty a recognized expert, provides clarity and simplicity in his writings covering everything you need to know about natural incubation and rearing.

    Despite scientific advances the incubation of eggs by natural means, whether by hen, duck,goose or other female bird, continues to be the most effective interms of the percentage hatched and healthy chicks. 

    This book is a concise guide to how chicks may be hatched and reared.  Based on the Author's experiences over many years it shows how the best results may be obtained at economic cost. 

    Product Details

    • Condition: New
    • Paperback: 111 pages
    • Publisher: Nimrod Press Ltd (1990)
    • Language: English
    • Illustrations: B&W photos and illustrations
    • ISBN-10: 185259165X
    • ISBN-13: 978-1852591656
    • Product Dimensions:  21.5 x 14.6 x 1 cm
    • Shipping Weight: 240 g

    Contents:

    1.  Natural Incubation
    2.  Selecting Broody Hens
    3.  The Breeding Pen
    4.  Anatomy of the Fowl
    5.  The egg
    6.  Breeding and Feeding
    7.  The Hatching Process
    8.  Management of the Broody
    9.  Ducks and Geese
    10. Turkeys and Peafowl
    11.  Brooding and Rearing

    A concise guide to the incubation of eggs—fowl, ducks, geese, turkeys, peafowl, and guinea fowl—through natural means.
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    $99.99
    Good Bird! A Guide to Solving Behavioral Problems in Companion Parrots!: by Barbara Heidenreich (Author)
    Good Bird! A Guide to Solving Behavioral Problems in Companion Parrots!: by Barbara Heidenreich (Author) (9781895270273)

    Chapters include Preparing the Companion Parrot Owner, Screaming, Biting, Bonding to One Person, Cage Bound Bird, and Feather Picking.

    Training is a form of teaching. The companion parrot learns when the trainer positively reinforces (or rewards) each small step the subject takes towards the desired behavior. Using the principles described in training, it becomes easy to teach birds what is the desired response. The beauty of training using positive reinforcement is that it works! In this book the author prepares the trainer in the first chapter. She then describes some typical problem behavior scenarios experienced by companion parrot owners. She then provides an explanation as to why the behavior may be occurring and offers a step-by-step explanation of how to address the problem behavior using training techniques based on positive reinforcement.

    Barbara Heidenreich has been a professional in the field of animal behavior since 1990. After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology she began her career teaching birds to present natural behaviors in zoos. In her fourteen years of working for various zoos, companies, and as an independent consultant, Barbara has been involved in the production of over fifteen different free flight bird presentations. Currently the President Elect of the International Association of Avian Trainers and Educators she is now a private animal training consultant working with zoological parks, nature centers, and the companion parrot community. Barbara hopes everyone can experience that truly rewarding relationship that can happen when animals are trained using positive reinforcement.

    Product Details

    • Condition: New
    • Paperback: 80 pages
    • Publisher: Avian Publications (June 30, 2004)  
    • Language: English
    • Illustrations: B&W photos  
    • ISBN-10: 1895270278
    • ISBN-13: 978-1895270273
    • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 x 0.5 cm
    • Shipping Weight: 181 g

    Contents:

    1.  Preparing the Companion Owner
    2.  Screaming
    3.  Biting
    4.  Bonding to One Person
    5.  Cage Bound Bird
    6.  Feather Picking
    7.  Final Thoughts
    8.  About the Author
    9.  Acknowledgements
    10.  Recommended Resources on Parrot Behavior and Behavior Modification

    Glossary

    A professional in animal behavior has created an easy-to-read step-by-step guide that uses positive reinforcement for teaching your parrot acceptable behavior. This book will help you deal with screaming, biting, feather-picking, bonding, and other difficult parrot behaviors.
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    $19.99
    A Guide to Basic Health & Disease in Birds: Their Management, Care and Well-being: by Dr. Michael J. Cannon (Author)
    A Guide to Basic Health & Disease in Birds: Their Management, Care and Well-being: by Dr. Michael J. Cannon (Author) (9780957702431)

    A Guide to Basic Health & Disease in Birds has proven to be one of the most sought after and respected titles worldwide in this generic range of avian publications. It is a credit to the author, Dr Michael Cannon. His devotion and concern for all aspects of avian health and husbandry have again been reflected in this revised edition.

    Product Details

    • Condition: New
    • Paperback: 110 pages
    • Publisher: ABK Publications(2002)
    • Language: English
    • Illustrations: Color photos, black/white photos, drawings, and charts
    • ISBN-10: 0957702450
    • ISBN-13: 978-0957702431
    • Product Dimensions: 23.5 x 16.5 x .8 cm
    • Shipping Weight: 299 g

    Contents:

    1.  About the author
    2.  Acknowledgements
    3.  Publisher's Note
    4.  Why do Birds Get sick?
    5.  So you have a sick bird
    6.  How do I know if my bird is sick?
    7.  Signs of Illness
    8.  How to do a physical examination
    9.  How to make your visit to the veterinarian more successful
    10. First Aid
    11. Purchasing your first bird
    12. Annual Health Examination for Pet birds
    13. Hints on Keeping birds in Captivity
    14. How to set up a quarantine
    15. Medicating Birds
    16. Bird Restraint
    17. Common Problems
    18. Infectious Diseases
    19. Viral Diseases
    20. Exotic Diseases
    21. Non-infectious Diseases
    22. Abnormal Behavior
    23. Nutritional Problems
    24. Problems Associated with chewing
    25. List of common diseases according to species
    26. Post-mortem examination for the Aviculturist
    27. Antibiotics in Aviculture
    28. Avian Parasite Control
    29. Disinfection
    30. Conclusion

    Packed with user-friendly information, this new Australian Birdkeeper guide discusses avian common diseases, quarantine procedures, how to recognize health and nutritional problems, parasite control, working with your avian veterinarian, aviary management, and steps to maintaining healthy birds. A must for all aviculturists!
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    $34.99
    Practical Poultry Keeping: by Dr. Joseph Batty (Author)
    Practical Poultry Keeping: by Dr. Joseph Batty (Author) (9781852590710)

    Poultry Keeping has developed tremendously over the last 50 years or more only to find that the advanced methods being used were reaching the point where the health of the birds was deteriorating and their produce was suspect; salmonella and other dangers became apparent.  There has now been an examination of methods used and the philosophy behind them.  As a result alternative systems have been developed and more rational approaches are now possible. 

    This is a practical book which should appeal to agricultural students, poultry farms and others who are concerned with efficiency; but, who also wish to have an appreciation of the welfare aspects related to this important industry

    Product Details

    • Condition: New
    • Paperback: 214 pages
    • Publisher: Nimrod Press Ltd (April 1, 1991) 
    • Language: English
    • Illustrations: B&W photos & illustrations     
    • ISBN-10: 1852590718
    • ISBN-13: 978-1852590710
    • Product Dimensions: 20 x 14 x 1 cm  
    • Shipping Weight: 200 g

    Contents:

    1.  Introduction
    2.  Breeding
    3.  Natural and Artificial Incubation
    4.  Chick Rearing
    5.  Foods and Feeding
    6.  Planning Balanced Rations
    7.   Management of Layers
    8.
       Free Grange Systems

    9.   Broiler (Table Poultry) Production
    10. Processing and Marketing
    11. Hygiene & Sanitation
    12. Diseases & Parasites

    13. Ducks
    14. Turkeys

    15.  Geese
    16.  The Niche Market (Guinea fowl, quail, Game birds and Show Birds
    Glossary
    Index

    This title covers the commercial aspects of poultry farming, including incubation, rearing, laying, and broilers. Specialist areas such as keeping geese and ducks, quail, guinea fowl, and turkeys are also included.
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    $29.99
    Poultry Houses & Appliances A DIY Guide by: Joseph Batty (Author)
    Poultry Houses & Appliances A DIY Guide:by Joseph Batty (Author) (9781857361315)

    This D.I.Y. Guide shows the domestic poultry keeper or small holder how he/she can produce suitable sheds, runs, and appliances at a reasonable cost. All the requirements are explained, and drawings are given to enable the reader to see what he/she can achieve by following the instructions. Save money making your own sheds, etc. This text presents detailed coverage of many types of sheds and appliances with plans. It also explains how biosecurity can be implemented as required by the government.

    Product details

    • Condition: New
    • Paperback: 154 pages
    • Publisher: Beech Publishing House (2000) 
    • Language: English
    • Illustrations: B&W drawings   
    • ISBN-10: 1857361318
    • ISBN-13: 978-1857361315
    • Product Dimensions: 21.5 x 14.5 x 1.0 cm
    • Shipping Weight: 333 g

    Contents:

    1.  The Building of Poultry Houses
    2.  Troughs and Fountains
    3.  Inside Nesting-boxes and Trap-nests
    4.  Coops
    5.  Some Special Pens, Scratching sheds, Etc.
    6.  Hurdles, Fences Etc.
    7.  Various Poultry Houses Described in Detail
    8.  Intensive-system Poultry Houses Described in Detail
    9.  Principles in Poultry House Construction
    10. Heated Outdoor Brooders or Chick Rears

    11. Follow-on Outdoor Chick-Rearers
    12. Grain Distributor for Poultry
    Index


    This is a practical guide on how the poultry fancier or smallholder can make poultry houses and related requirements at a great saving on ready made sheds, which often have to be adapted.
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    $24.99
    Smuggled 2: Wildlife Trafficking, Crime and Corruption in Australia: by Raymond Hoser (Author)
    Smuggled 2: Wildlife Trafficking, Crime and Corruption in Australia: by Raymond Hoser (Author) (9780958676908)

    For those who thought the material presented in Smuggled was disturbing, this book provides new cases and evidence that prove beyond doubt that corruption in Australia's wildlife bureaucracy is a major problem and must be stopped before further damage is done.  Smuggled-2 is compelling reading.

    Product Details

    • Condition: New
    • Paperback: 260 pages
    • Publisher: Kotabi Pty Ltd. (1996) 
    • Language: English
    • Illustrations: B&W photos
    • ISBN-10: 0958676909
    • ISBN-13: 978-0958676908
    • Product Dimensions: 22.5 x 14.5 x .1.6 cm
    • Shipping Weight: 272 g

    Contents:

    1.  Foreword by Ian McLachlan
    2.  Preface by Fia Cumming
    3.  Introduction
    4.  New South Wales - Allegations
    5.  The Ban
    6.  The Inquiries
    7.  The Allies of the Corrupt
    8.  Informants
    10. Official Corruption - The Clive Bennett Story
    11. Kangaroo Connection
    12. New South Wales - A Misdirected Bureaucracy
    13. Queensland and Victoria - Bureaucracy before conservation
    14. South Australia - Bureaucracy before conservation
    15. Canberra and Western Australia- Further Problems
    16. The Race to Exterminate Species
    17. New Cases - Retail Smuggling
    18. New Cases - Private Smuggling
    19. Out of Africa
    20. Madagascar Massage
    21. Captive Breeding - A Way to Save Species
    22. The Future
    23. Complete Bibliography

    Smuggled-2 continues the expose' presented in Smuggled with new evidence of high-level corruption, bureaucratic misconduct and cover-ups in government departments costing taxpayers millions of dollars.  Wildlife conservation remains a casualty. 
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    Poultry Characteristics Tails: Signed by Joseph Batty
    Poultry Characteristics Tails: by Joseph Batty (Author) (9781857361773)

    The domesticated fowl has developed from the Jungle Fowl and has gradually evolved over many generations. the most significant changes tool place after 1850 , due primarily to the discovery of a number of new breeds, notably the Brahmas, Cochin and Langshans, and secondly, to the so-called "Hen Fever" that started around that time. This was the heyday of the poultry shows when all levels of society were stimulated to take part in producing standard breeds of fowl for the many shows that were organized.

    The earlier birds had the conventional Jungle Fowl tail or the whip tail of the Malays and similar Asian fowl. With the introduction of the new breeds, brought about by crossing with the three breeds mentioned, a multitude of newly formed characteristics emerged. The Brahmas and Cochins introduced a larger size and heavily feathered birds. On the tail there were introduced the "cushion" and the soft, mounded collection of feathers; the tall, hard sickle feathers were no longer apparent. This applied to Orpingtons, Wyandottes, Jersey Giants and many others. the diversity was enormous and all had to be set down in the standard descriptions.

    Product details

    • Condition: New
    • Paperback: 68 pages
    • Publisher: Beech Publishing House (1996)
    • Language: English
    • Illustrations: B&W photos & illustrations
    • ISBN-10: 1857361776
    • ISBN-13: 978-1857361773
    • Product Dimensions: 29 x 20 x  .9 cm
    • Shipping Weight: 331 g

    Contents:

    1.  Background
    2.  Body of the Fowl
    3.  Classification of Tails
    4.  What to Avoid
    5.  Some Odds & Ends
    Index

    This book set out to explain the different tails and relate them to the various breeds. any thanks are offered to fanciers who made contributions to the book by sending photographs which have been included in this book.
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    Pictorial Poultry Keeping: by Dr. Joseph Batty (Revised)
    Pictorial Poultry Keeping: by Dr. Joseph Batty (Revised) (9780969264002)

    Covered in the chapters listed below are such topics as; Systems of Poultry Keeping, Houses and Appliances, Breeding, Cross Mating, Sex Linkage, Hybrids, Incubation (Natural and Artificial), Egg Production, The Moult, Ailments and Diseases, Parasites which lower Vitality, Housing and Management, Feeding, Rearing, and the list goes on.

    Dr. J. Batty
    Though most people start keeping poultry for the sake of having fresh eggs, a great many find that their stock provides much interest that their garden would seem incomplete without them. There is something to be proud of in a pen of vigorous pullets which, thanks to your good feeding and management are laying that little bit better than your next door neighbor's. And then there's the excitement of finding the first egg of the season and watching the daily score rise, till peak production is reached. Well-managed birds will give up to 200 eggs or more each year.

    Product details

    • Condition: New
    • Paperback: 216 pages
    • Publisher: Nimrod Press Ltd; Fourth Edition (October 1, 1988)
    • Language: English
    • Illustrations: Photos
    • ISBN-10: 1852590726
    • ISBN-13: 978-1852590727
    • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 14.6 x 1.9 cm
    • Shipping Weight: 381 g

    Contents:

    1.  Poultry
    2.  Ducks
    3.  Geese
    4.  Turkeys
    5.  Guinea Fowl and Bantams
    Appendix
    Index

    This books shows step-by-step procedures for managing all types of poultry. A major feature are the photographs, which show the many and varied stages involved in keeping domestic fowl, ducks, geese, turkeys, guinea fowl, and bantams. The usual problems that arise are illustrated with possible solutions.
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    Breeds of Poultry and Their Characteristics: by Dr. Joseph Batty
    Breeds of Poultry and Their Characteristics: by Dr. Joseph Batty (Author) (9781857363470)

    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  

    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.
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    $24.99
    Keeping Carolina & Mandarin Ducks: by J. Barnes (Author)
    Keeping Carolina & Mandarin Ducks: by J. Barnes (Author) (9781857363142)

    These exotic ducks are probably the most beautiful of all species.  This book covers their natural history and explains how they are kept and managed in domesticated surroundings.  

    Covers housing, breeding, feeding, management, and pinioning of Carolina and Mandarin ducks.

    It is well illustrated throughout with ducks, ponds, houses and essential equipment.

    Product details

    • Condition: New
    • Paperback: 44 pages
    • Publisher: Beech Publishing House (1997)
    • Language: English
    • Illustrations: Color & B&W photos; hand illustrations
    • ISBN-10: 1857363140
    • ISBN-13: 978-1857363142
    • Product Dimensions:  29.6 x 21.6 x .6 cm
    • Shipping Weight: 260 g


    Contents:

    1.  The Most Beautiful ducks
    2.  Management
    3.  Feeding
    4.  Breeding
    5.  Pinioningg
    6.  Definitions
    7.  Practical Thoughts

    A well illustrating book throughout covering most aspects of owning Carolina and Mandarin ducks. From housing, breeding, feeding, ponds, management and more, its covered in this book.
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    Complete Guide to Senegal Parrots: by Pamela Hutchinson (Author)
    Complete Guide to Senegal Parrots: by Pamela Hutchinson (Author) (9781895270174)

    This beautifully produced, all color book offers the reader a complete guide to the Poicephalus genus from Senegals to Niam-Niams. You'll find out how to choose a Senegal, how to raise one and make it your personal buddy, and how to keep it healthy.

    Product details

    • Condition: New
    • Paperback: 112 pages
    • Publisher: Silvio Mattacchione & Co. (1997)
    • Language: English
    • Illustrations: Color Photos 
    • ISBN-10: 1895270170
    • ISBN-13: 978-1895270174
    • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.9 x 0.6 cm
    • Shipping Weight: 222 g

    Contents:

    1.  Introduction
    2.  Acknowledgements
    3.  Choosing a Senegal
    4.  Housing your Pet Senegal
    5.  The Senegal as a Pet
    6.  Proper Nutrition
    7.  Preparing for Breeding
    8.  Breeding
    9.  Health Awareness

    This book covers all aspects of owning a Senegal, from the first day you bring your new pet home, to the moment you and your family consider this parrot to be a beloved member of your household.
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    $32.99
    A Guide to Pigeons, Doves & Quail: Their Management, Care & Breeding: by Dr. Danny Brown (Author)
    A Guide to Pigeons, Doves & Quail: Their Management, Care & Breeding: by Dr. Danny Brown (Author) (9780646230580)

    This book covers all species in this group available to the Australian aviculturist. Amazing color photography throughout is supported by precise, easy-to-read information on the care, management, health and breeding of these unique birds.

    Product details

    • Condition: New
    • Paperback: 184 pages
    • Publisher: ABK Publications (1995), 1st edition
    • Language: English
    • Illustrations: Color
    • ISBN-10: 0646230581
    • ISBN-13: 978-0646230580
    • Product Dimensions: 23.9 x 16.6 x 1.2 cm
    • Shipping Weight: 477 g

    Contents:

    • Housing
    • Feeding Methods and Nutrition
    • Catching
    • Handling and Transporting
    • Reproductive Manipulation Techniques
    • Choosing your Stock
    • Making the most of your Avian Veterinarian
    • Common Diseases and Disorders
    • Administration of Medication

    Species - Pigeons and Doves

    • Wompoo Pigeon
    • Rose-crowned Fruit-Dove
    • Purple-crowned Fruit-Dove
    • Torres Strait Pigeon
    • Topknot Pigeon
    • White-headed Pigeon
    • Green-winged Pigeon
    • Brown Pigeon
    • Common Bronzewing
    • Brush Bronzewing
    • Crested Pigeon
    • Flock Pigeon
    • Squatter Pigeon
    • Partridge Pigeon
    • Spinifex Pigeon
    • Rock Pigeon
    • Diamond Dove
    • Peaceful Dove
    • Bar-shouldered Dove
    • Barbary Dove
    • Spotted Turtledove
    • Senegal Dove
    • Ruddy Turtledove
    • Masked Dove
    • Talpacoti Dove
    • Bleeding Heart Pigeon
    • New Guinea Ground Dove
    • Nicobar Pigeon, Victoria

    Species - Quail

    • Brown,
    • King
    • Stubble
    • Japanese
    • Bobwhite, Californian
    • Little Button
    • Red-chested Button
    • Red-backed Button


    From Australian Birdkeeper, this book covers the management, care, health, and breeding of pigeons, doves, and quail. Chapters include: Housing and Aviaries, Feeding and Nutrition, Reproductive Manipulation Techniques, Common Diseases and Disorders, and more.
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    A Guide to Australian Long & Broad-Tailed Parrots and New Zealand Kakarikis: by Kevin Wilson (Author) - Front Cover
    A Guide to Australian Long & Broad-Tailed Parrots and New Zealand Kakarikis: by Kevin Wilson (Author) (9780958745536)

    General management, managing disease and injury, caring for new arrivals, diet and nutrition, failure to breed, and handrearing are discussed in this new Australian Birdkeeper book. Species covered include the Crimson-winged, Princess, Regent, Superb, King, Red-capped, Mallee Ring-necked, Cloncurry, Port Lincoln, and Twenty-eight Parrot, and the Red-fronted and Yellow-fronted Kakariki.

    Product details

    • Condition: New
    • Paperback: 88 pages
    • Publisher: ABK Publications (1990)
    • Language: English
    • Illustrations: Color Photos
    • ISBN-10: 0958745536
    • ISBN-13: 978-0958745536
    • Product Dimensions: 23.5 x 16.5 x 0.6 cm
    • Shipping Weight: 222 g

    To view a detailed Table of Contents please see the images provided.


    This full color title features beautiful photography throughout. Each of the 12 species is featured in its own chapter with distribution maps and general information specific to that species including management, diet and nutrition, housing requirements, breeding, handrearing, sexing, and mutations.
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    $42.99
    A Guide to Lories & Lorikeets: Their Management, Care and Breeding: by Peter Odekerken (Author)
    A Guide to Lories & Lorikeets: Their Management, Care and Breeding: by Peter Odekerken (Author) (9780958745598)

    I hope more people in reading this book will put pen to paper to add to our knowledge. This book is far from being the final chapter in our knowledge about this group of birds, in fact we are only at the beginning.

    Product details

    • Condition: New
    • Paperback: 96 pages
    • Publisher: ABK Publications,(1995), 1st Edition
    • Language: English
    • Illustrations: Color photos
    • ISBN-10: 0958745595
    • ISBN-13: 978-0958745598
    • Product Dimensions: 23.5 x 17 x 0.6 cm
    • Shipping Weight: 233 g

    Contents:

    1.  About the Author
    2.  Dedication
    3.  Acknowledgements
    4.  Introduction
    5.  Lory & Lorikeet Species
    6.  Trichoglossus Group
    7.  Bibliography
    8.  Detailed Distribution Map West
    9.  Weight and Species Name Chart
    10. Detailed Distribution Map East

    Almost two-thirds of this Australian Birdkeeper book is dedicated to identification and colour photos of lory and lorikeet species, including the Trichoglossus group. The author's photographs are considered the world's most definitive collection of lory/lorikeet studies.
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    $79.99
    The Rhode Island Red: by Joseph Batty (Author)
    The Rhode Island Red: by Joseph Batty (Author) (9781857363548)

    All aspects of this breed are touched upon showing as well as keeping for a hobby are featured. The breed was one of the finest layers every developed so its potential for free range is tremendous. The Secretary of the Breed Club has also written a Foreword. 

    Product details

    Condition: New
    Paperback: 103 pages
    Publisher: Beech Publishing House (1999)
    Language: English
    Illustrations:  Color and B&W photos
    ISBN-10: 185736354X
    ISBN-13: 9781857363548
    Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 14.6 x 1 cm
    Shipping Weight:  225 g

    Chapters:

    1. General Overview
    2. Evolution
    3. Standards I
    4. Standards II
    5. RIR Bantams
    6. RIR Management
    7. Notes on Management
    Index

    This book covers the history and development of the breed of poultry known as the Rhode Island Red. The Rhode Island White is also included.
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    Sally Blanchard\'s Companion Parrot Handbook: by Sally Blanchard (Author)
    Sally Blanchard's Companion Parrot Handbook: by Sally Blanchard (Author) (9780967129808)

    A sampling of topics covered include choosing a parrot, skills to teach a parrot, converting parrots to a healthier diet, what to do if a parrot flies away, and how to travel with a parrot. Ms. Blanchard provides excellent guidance, gained from over 20 years as an avian behavior consultant, regarding basic behavioral concepts and the methods that can be used to live long and happily with a companion parrot. Specifically, her information and techniques serve to build trust between parrots and their owners. Illustrations, done by both Sally Blanchard and Jeff Riebe, serve to help create an exceptionally humorous and insightful publication.

    This book is written so that it can be read in one of two ways. It can be read from start to finish or used as a reference to look up specific topics, such as "First Aid for Broken Blood Feathers", "Towel Training", or "Excessive Screaming". It is a "must have" for anyone who has a parrot in the home or who may be thinking of adopting a first parrot.

    Product details

    • Condition: New
    • Paperback: 241 pages
    • Publisher: PBIC, Inc. (Pet Bird Information Council) First Edition (1999)
    • Language: English
    • Illustrations:  Illustrations by Jeff Riebe and Sally Blanchard
    • ISBN-10: 096712980X
    • ISBN-13:  978-0967129808
    • Product Dimensions: 27.5 x 21.6 x 1.8 cm
    • Shipping Weight:  665 g

    The Companion Parrot Handbook is a remarkably complete, up-to-date guide for the parrot owner, including information on everything from the fundamentals of successful parrot keeping to valuable advice on preventing and solving behavioral problems.
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    The Silkie Fowl by Dr. Joseph Batty
    The Silkie Fowl: by Dr. Joseph Batty (Author) (9781857361940)

    The Silkie fowl is one of the marvels of the Poultry world. Instead of having feathers it is covered in a woolly or silky type of feather; moreover, its legs have feathers down one side, the face is mulberry color, and to top if all off, it possesses a crest and in some cases a beard.  This book traces the history of the breed, which is very ancient, and shows how it has changed over the last 100 years. It also covers the management of the breed and shows how it can be utilized as a broody hen for which it is famed.

    Photographs, illustrations, and special silhouettes, all show the nature of this interesting breed of poultry, which incidentally is a good layer. This book covers the history, standard requirements, colors available, management and cult of the Silkie.  

    Product details

    • Condition: New
    • Paperback: 120 pages   
    • Publisher: Beech Publishing House (1996)
    • Language: English
    • Illustrations: Color & B&W photos
    • ISBN-10: 1857361946
    • ISBN-13: 978-1857361940
    • Product Dimensions: 20 x 13.5  x 1.2 cm
    • Shipping Weight: 230 g

    Contents:

    1.  Background
    2.  History of Silkies
    3.  The Standard Requirements
    4.  Management
    5.  Further Management
    6.  Cult of the Silkie

    Photographs, illustrations, and special silhouettes, all show the nature of this interesting breed of poultry, which incidentally is a good layer. This book covers the history, standard requirements, colors available, management and cult of the Silkie.  
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    $35.99
    Concise Poultry Colour Guide: by Dr. Joseph Batty (Author)
    Concise Poultry Colour Guide: by Dr. Joseph Batty (Author) (9781857362107)

    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 a number of 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 on 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 which 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.

    Product details

    • 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

    Contents:

    1.  Poultry Evolution
    2.  Colour Creations
    3.  Colour Patterns
    4.  Dictionary of Technical Terms
    Index

    This title covers the evolution and origins of poultry, color patterns, and breeding as well as a dictionary of technical terms. This new fifth edition contains additional b&w illustrations to show the points of a fowl and has a larger number of pages and more information in color.
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    $49.99
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