British Poultry Standards

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 16, 2009 - Technology & Engineering - 480 pages
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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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Contents

Introduction
1
Standard feather markings
4
Chief points of the fowl
13
Complete classification of pure breed poultry
21
Defects and deformities
25
Large fowl and bantams
31
Turkeys
335
Waterfowl introduction
351
Geese
353
Ducks
383
Standard for utility
459
Standard for eggs
461
Glossary
467
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About the author (2009)

Victoria Roberts is a qualified veterinary surgeon and is a well known member of the Council of the Poultry Club of Great Britain.

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