Traditional British Poultry Breeds
|PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION):||06/02/2012|
|INSIDE:||248 colour photographs|
A growing interest in keeping livestock and living sustainably has encouraged many people to keep poultry as part of a self-sufficiency dream. This book is a practical guide for both novice and experienced poultry-keeper alike. It identifies the basic British poultry breeds and assesses the qualities of each, explaining their attributes to help today's hobbyist understand which breeds are most suited to their needs. Detailed photographs clearly show the appearance of each breed and what should be looked for or avoided when selecting breeding stock.
This guide includes:
- A study of thirty-eight British poultry breeds, including chickens, ducks and geese
- Key characteristics of each breed
- Breed history
- Breeding and management requirements
- The modern uses of each breed
Site Price: £13.59
" This practical book is ideal for experienced keepers and beginners about to embark on keeping chickens, and would be ideal to take to a poultry auction so that you are well-informed before you get caught up in the excitement of bidding. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: The Landsman