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Storey's Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds - Carol Ekarius

Storey's Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds

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Published: 22nd June 2007
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Farmers and fanciers keep an astonishing variety of poultry breeds in North America. These birds provide meat and eggs to nourish us and feathers to keep us warm. Their quirky personalities and charming good looks make them barnyard favorites. They inspire passionate devotion from show breeders and provide a living for farmers.

Presented here, breed by breed, are more than 120 barnyard fowl — from chickens and turkeys to emus and pheasants. For each animal, readers will find stunning color photography, a brief history, and a detailed description. The identifying characteristics included for each breed are: class (standard and bantam); size (for cocks and hens); appearance of comb, wattles, and earlobes; color (everything from black-breasted red to silver laced); place of origin; conservation status; and special qualities (including longevity, size and quantity of eggs, quality of meat, and other relevant uses). Author Carol Ekarius provides enough information to satisfy both the dedicated browser and the serious farmer weighing the pros and cons of multiple breeds.

In 2005, Storey's Illustrated Guide to 96 Horse Breeds of North America celebrated horses in a coffee-table reference that captivated enthusiasts of all ages. Now farmers, breeders, backyard chicken keepers, and unabashed poultry fanatics will have a definitive guide of their own. If it's poultry — fair or fowl — it's in this book.

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5.0

fantastic..

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Understand
  • Informative

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    Comments about Storey's Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds:

    such a fantastic, informative and useful business tool.. use it just about every day to give ppl the right information about breeding poultry.. absolutely love it.. bought two this time as gifts for friends because it is really that fantastic..

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    " Dave Pasternack is a fisherman, and his reverence for seafood shows in everything that comes from his kitchen. On occasion, the food actually makes me vibrate with pleasure." -- Ruth Reichl, in Gourmet

    ISBN: 9781580176675
    ISBN-10: 1580176674
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 224
    Published: 22nd June 2007
    Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 25.4  x 1.7
    Weight (kg): 0.943