The Field Guide to Chickens (Google eBook)

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Voyageur Press, Feb 20, 2006 - Technology & Engineering - 144 pages
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The story of the chicken traces the interactions of cultures around the globe. From Southeast Asia 8,000 years ago, chickens spread to ancient China and Japan, the Middle East, Europe during the rise and fall of the Roman Empire, and, from there, the world. Today, chickens fuel our poultry meat and egg industry. They also inspire the time-honored tradition of poultry exhibition and, increasingly, can be found in the backyards of folks who yearn for a simpler time. The Field Guide to Chickens provides a wealth of information on the sixty-one chicken breeds recognized by the American Poultry Association. From utilitarian egg layers to exotic show birds, from tiny bantams to large fowl, Pam Percy enlightens readers on the wonderful world of poultry. Essential for tyro fowl fans as well as longtime chicken breeders, this handy pocket-sized field guide includes a glossary, resources, and chapters describing the chicken's history, behavior, eggs and chicks, and ""everything but the cluck."" Indispensable and easy-to-use, this guide gives readers an ""egg up"" on the wonderful world of chickens.
  

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I thought this was not written well, and the breed discriptions could have used pictures instead of drawings. All in all I would suggest "Pocketful of poultry" over this book. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
9
Chapter The Global Chicken
13
Chapter 2
27
Chapter 3
37
Chapter 4
45
Chapter 5
49
Qfossary
52
Breed Classification Table
58
Japanese Bantam
99
Java
100
Jersey Giant
101
LaFleche
102
Lakenvelder
103
Lamona
104
Langshan
105
Leghorn
106

How to Use the Breed Profiles
61
Breed Profiles
66
Ancona
67
Andalusian
68
Araucana
69
Aseel
70
Australorp
71
Barnevelder
72
Belgian Bearded dAnvers
73
Belgian Bearded dUccle
74
Booted Bantam
75
Brahma
76
Buckeye
78
Campine
79
Catalana
80
Chantecler
81
Cochin
82
Cornish
85
Crevecoeur
86
Cubalaya
87
Delaware
88
Dominique
89
Dorking
90
Dutch Bantam
92
Faverolles
93
Frizzle
94
Hamburg
95
Holland
97
Houdan
98
Malay
107
Minorca
108
Modern Game
110
Naked Neck
112
New Hampshire I 13
113
Old English Game
114
Orpington
115
Phoenix
116
Plymouth Rock I 17
117
Polish
118
Redcap
120
Rhode Island Red
121
Rhode Island White
122
Rose Comb Bantam
123
Sebright
124
Shamo
125
Sicilian Buttercup
126
Silkie
127
Spanish
128
Sultan
129
Sumatra
130
Sussex
131
Welsummer
133
Wyandotte
134
Yokohama
137
Appendix
138
Bibliography
141
Index
143
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