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British Poultry Standards, 6th Edition

ISBN: 978-1-4051-5642-4
480 pages
July 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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British Poultry Standards 6th edition is the official reference to all the recognised Poultry Standards in Great Britain. It contains complete specifications together with judging points for all standardised breeds and varieties, as compiled by the specialist Breed Clubs and recognised by the Poultry Club of Great Britain.

Breeding and exhibiting poultry is a long-held tradition as well as a popular and rewarding hobby. The work of the Breed Clubs and the many dedicated breeders in preserving the pure breeds is vital in maintaining our breeds of poultry not only for the cultural heritage of future generations but also as a gene bank for the commercial world. Under the guardianship of the Poultry Club of Great Britain, this book details the authorised standards of excellence for each breed.

New to this edition:
• New and improved colour images for many breeds, now with almost 300 colour photographs.
• The inclusion of silhouettes to show the perfect shape for each breed.
• An additional 14 breeds are covered.

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Acknowledgements.

Introduction.

Standard feather markings.

Chief points of the fowl.

Classification of breeds.

Defects and deformities.

Large fowl and bantams.

Ancona.

Andalusian.

Appenzeller/Barthuhner.

Araucana.

Rumpless Araucana.

Asil.

Australorp.

Autosexing breeds.

Legbar.

Rhodebar.

Welbar.

Wybar.

Barnevelder.

Belgian Bearded.

Barbu d'Anvers.

Barbu d'Uccle.

Barbu de Watermael.

Barbu d'Everberg (Rumpless d'Uccle).

Barbu du Grubbe (Rumpless d'Anvers).

Booted.

Brahma.

Brakel.

Campine.

Cochin.

Croad Langshan.

Dominique.

Dorking.

Dutch.

Faverolles.

Fayoumi.

Friesian.

Frizzle.

German Langshan.

Hamburgh.

Houdan.

Indian Game.

Ixworth.

Japanese.

Jersey Giant.

KoShamo.

Kraienköppe (Twentse).

Kulang.

LaFlèche.

Lakenvelder.

Leghorn.

Lincolnshire Buff.

Malay.

Marans.

Marsh Daisy.

Minorca.

Modern Game.

Modern Langshan.

Nankin.

Nankin Shamo.

New Hampshire Red.

Norfolk Grey.

Ohiki.

Carlisle Old English Game.

Oxford Old English Game.

Old English Game bantam.

Old English Pheasant Fowl.

Orloff.

Orpington.

Pekin.

Plymouth Rock.

Poland.

Redcap.

Rhode Island Red.

Rosecomb.

Rumpless Game.

Satsumadori.

Scots Dumpy.

Scots Grey.

Sebright.

Shamo.

Sicilian Buttercup.

Silkie.

Spanish.

Sulmtaler.

Sultan.

Sumatra.

Sussex.

Taiwan.

Thai Game.

Thüringian.

Transylvanian Naked Neck.

Tuzo.

Vorwerk.

Welsummer.

Wyandotte.

Yakido.

Yamato-Gunkei.

Yokohama.

Otherbreeds.

Turkeys.

General Standard Heavy Breeds.

General Standard Light Breeds.

Blue.

BourbonRed.

Bronze.

Buff.

Narragansett.

Nebraskan.

Norfolk Black.

Pied.

Slate.

White.

Waterfowl Introduction.

Geese.

African.

American Buff.

Brecon Buff.

Buff Back.

Chinese.

Czech.

Embden.

Grey Back.

Pilgrim.

Pomeranian.

Roman.

Sebastopol.

Shetland.

Skåne.

Steinbacher.

Toulouse.

West of England.

Ducks.

Abacot Ranger.

Aylesbury.

Bali.

Black East Indian.

Blue Swedish.

Call.

Campbell.

Cayuga.

Crested.

Crested Miniature.

Hook Bill.

Indian Runner.

Magpie.

Muscovy.

Orpington.

Pekin.

Rouen.

Rouen Clair.

Saxony.

Silver Apple yard.

Silver Appleyard Miniature.

Silver Bantam duck.

Welsh Harlequin.

Other breeds.

Standard for Utility.

Standard for Eggs.

Glossary

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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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  • Almost 300 colour photographs of birds of excellence, with many new and improved for the 6th edition.

  • Colour illustrations of feather marking and colouration.

  • Provides complete specifications and judging points for all standardised breeds and varieties of poultry.

  • Published on behalf of the Poultry Club of Great Britain.
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"It details authorised standards of excellence for each breed as well as complete specifications and judging points for all standardised breeds." (Poultry World, September 2008 & Fancy Fowl, August 2008)
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