Author(s): HAMS FRED
This is an illustrated directory of over 100 chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys, with 275 photographs. It is a comprehensive visual guide to the world's pure domestic fowl breeds. It features a wide variety of breeds, from New Hampshire Red to java, plus rarer breeds such as the Brecon Buff goose. Fascinating descriptions of each breed includes essential information about varieties, temperament, egg yield and preferred environment. It features over 275 specially commissioned photographs. This is a comprehensive guide to the main poultry breeds around the world, with fascinating information on their appearance, size, traits and more. Popular foundation breeds such as Lackenvelder are covered in detail, as well as true bantams such as the Dutch Bantam and the miniature Cochin Bantam. A section on manmade breeds such as Rhode Island Red and the silver-laced Wyandotte brings poultry breeding up to date, while a final chapter looks at popular duck, goose and turkey breeds. With beautiful photographs and expert text, this reference guide is perfect for anyone wanting more in-depth knowledge about the diverse and fascinating community of pure poultry breeds.
Fred Hams is a founder member of the Rare Poultry Society. As a convervationist, Fred has helped to save and maintain several endangered breeds. In 1976, Fred qualified as a poultry judge, then climbed up the rankings to become a panel A judge. Since 2004 he has served as a consultant to the best-selling Practical Poultry magaine.