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Rare Poultry Breeds

David Scrivener

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Author(s): David Scrivener

About The Book

Rare Poultry Breeds covers virtually every rare breed that is likely to be encountered by poultry fanciers. It provides a detailed reference guide to the rarest, most obscure and, in a few cases, even extinct breeds of chickens and bantams that are often not mentioned in poultry books. One of the main reasons why fanciers keep particular breeds is that they wish to have 'a small piece of history' running around their garden. Accordingly, this book has a strong historical content

A meticulously researched, encyclopaedic reference work that covers well over 160 rare breeds of chickens. Contains detailed historical information, descriptions of the breeds and advice about special management requirements. Packed with facts and details, drawn together from a wide range of sources, that would otherwise be difficult to find.

Beautifully illustrated with over 230 photographs, all in full colour.

Additional Information

Author David Scrivener
Availability In Print
Dimensions 246 x 289mm (W x H)
Extent 272 pages
ISBN 9781861268891
Publication date 2006
Book Type Hardcover


  • Introduction
  • European Light Breeds
  • Egyptian Breeds
  • Long-Tailed and Game-Related Breeds
  • Rumpless Breeds
  • Long-Crowing Breeds
  • Crested Breeds and their Relations
  • Cup-Combed Breeds
  • Frizzled and Naked-Necked Breeds
  • Short-Legged Breeds
  • Langshans
  • European Medium/Heavy Breeds
  • American and Canadian Breeds
  • True Bantams
  • Autosexing Breeds
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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