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Domestic Geese

Domestic Geese

John Bezzant

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Author: John Bezzant

About The Book

Domestic Geese is a comprehensive book for pet keepers, breeders and exhibitors. Written from years of first hand experience with these delightful birds, this revised paperback edition gives a special insight into their behaviour. Pure breeds of geese, hand reared, are tame, responsive and intelligent. Reared well, they will give hours of interest and pleasure for life.

Additional Information

Author John Bezzant
Availability In Print
Dimensions 246 x 189mm
Extent 200pp
ISBN 9781847972156
Publication date January 2011
Book Type Hardcover

Contents

Introduction

PART ONE: BREEDS

1 Origins
2 Descendants of the Swan Goose
3 Developments from the Greylag: The Older European Breeds
4 Later Developments: The Heavyweights
5 Relative Newcomers

PART TWO: SETTING UP

6 Why keep Geese?
7 Exhibiting
8 Table Birds
9 Acquiring Stock

PART THREE: MANAGEMENT OF ADULT STOCK

10 New Birds
11 Giving The Birds What They Need
12 Goose Behavior; Getting The Best Out of Your Geese
13 Approaching the Breeding Season

PART FOUR: BREEDING

14 The Breeding Season
15 Incubation
16 Rearing the Goslings

Appendix: Diseases and Ailments

Useful Addresses

References

Index

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