Author: Fred Hams

Publisher: Shire Publications

ISBN: 9780747803966

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 40

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Originating from jungle fowl, domesticated poultry was kept as far back as 2000 BC, and cockfighting was described by the historian Manu as early as 1000 BC. In more recent times many landowners in Britain bred splendid pure game fowl, but in commercial farming terms the pure breeds of poultry were of little interest compared to the hybrid bird. In the 1950s and 1960s many of the old breeds of poultry dwindled alomost to the point of extinction, but a resurgence of interest came just in time to save them. This book illustrates many of these, describing the historical background and the breeds imported from Asia, America, and Europe. Bantams and large fowl are covered, and there is a chapter on turkeys.
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Author: Suze Craig,Ros Harvey

Publisher: Laurel Cottage Ltd

ISBN: 1900935457

Category: Poultry

Page: 190

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This volume is a compendium of all things poultry, which looks at the joys and challenges of keeping a small flock of hens.
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Author: Janet Vorwald Dohner

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 030013813X

Category: NATURE

Page: 514

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The hardy, multipurpose Dominique chickens that came to the New World with the Pilgrims and later travelled in pioneer saddlebags to help settle the West were once too numerous to count, by 1990 a mere 500 hens survived. This is but a single example of the diminishing diversity of farm animals: half of once-common livestock breeds are endangered, others are already extinct. The need to preserve farm animal diversity is increasingly urgent, says the author of this definitive book on endangered breeds of livestock and poultry. Farmyard animals may hold critical keys for our survival, Jan Dohner warns, and with each extinction, genetic traits of potentially vital importance to our agricultural future or to medical progress are forever lost. This comprehensive book features: * complete information on the history, characteristics, qualities, and traits of 138 endangered livestock breeds (goats, sheep, swine, cattle, horses, other equines) and 53 poultry breeds (chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese) * where these breeds may be seen today * the degree of rarity of each breed in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada * information on feral livestock populations * 160 colour photographs and over 80 black and white photos and historical illustrations
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tending a small-scale flock for pleasure and profit

Author: Sue Weaver

Publisher: Hobby Farm Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 144

View: 9761

Chickens puts the essential tips of chicken keeping at the fingertips of the hobby farmer. This must-have guide directs both new and experienced farmers through the nuances of tending a small-scale flock-for pleasure and for profit! Become more knowledgeable about your poultry and better appreciate the bountiful gifts they bestow. Book jacket.
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Midwest Edition

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poultry

Page: N.A

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poultry

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bibliography

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

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Portraits ausgezeichneter Rassen

Author: Val Porter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783784350851

Category:

Page: 111

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Embracing a Condensed Survey of the Animal Kingdom as Well as Sketches of Vegetable, Anatomy, Geology, Botany, Mineralogy, &c

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Natural history

Page: N.A

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