British Poultry Standards
British Poultry Standards 6th edition is the official reference toall the recognised Poultry Standards in Great Britain. It containscomplete specifications together with judging points for allstandardised breeds and varieties, as compiled by the specialistBreed Clubs and recognised by the Poultry Club of GreatBritain.
Breeding and exhibiting poultry is a long-held tradition as well asa popular and rewarding hobby. The work of the Breed Clubs and themany dedicated breeders in preserving the pure breeds is vital inmaintaining our breeds of poultry not only for the culturalheritage of future generations but also as a gene bank for thecommercial world. Under the guardianship of the Poultry Club ofGreat Britain, this book details the authorised standards ofexcellence for each breed.
New to this edition:
* New and improved colour images for many breeds, now with almost300 colour photographs.
* The inclusion of silhouettes to show the perfect shape for eachbreed.
* An additional 14 breeds are covered.
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Standard feather markings
Chief points of the fowl
Complete classification of pure breed poultry
Defects and deformities
Large fowl and bantams
Standard for utility
Standard for eggs
100 Serious defects bantams Beak beetle-green bill birds blue blue-grey body breed bright red broad buff characteristics are similar Classification Comb single crest cuckoo dark brown dark grey dark horn darker deep drake duck duckwing ear-lobes edged Eyes red Faverolles fawn feathers female plumage fluff gold ground colour Head and neck horn Indian Runner laced LARGE FOWL Origin Legs and feet Legs and webs lobes main tail Male and female male Carriage Male plumage mallard markings medium length natural sexual differences neck and saddle Neck hackle neck ring Norfolk Grey orange Orpington outer pale partridge pencilled points Type pure white Rhode Island Red rich rounded rump saddle hackle Scale of points scapulars secondaries sexes shade Shanks short shoulders Sicilian Buttercup sickles silver silver-white slate-blue spangled speculum standard stippled straight Tail black tail coverts texture tips toes underbody undercolour upright wattles Weights Male Welsummer Wing bar wing bow