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British Poultry Standards [Hardcover]

Victoria Roberts
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27 Jun 2008 1405156422 978-1405156424 6th Edition
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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  • Hardcover: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 6th Edition edition (27 Jun 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405156422
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405156424
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 17.3 x 23.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 235,284 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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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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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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Please do not by this edition! 25 Dec 2009
Format:Hardcover
My wife purchased the standards (6th Edition) for me as an xmas present. I have not said anything to her as I would not wish to upset her, but it is awful! DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK! I cannot believe that the 'Poultry Club of Great Britain' would even consider for a moment putting their name to this. As a keen photographer I have to say that most (if not all) of the images in this publication are poor at best. Under exposed, over exposed, poorly composed, uncorrected, poorly focused, unsharpened...I could go on, but I need to go get a hanky to dry the tears!

In today's digital age of photography with basic cameras exceeding ten million pixals and mid-range or semi-pro slr's having excellent noise reduction, image stabilisation, exceptional glass in the lenses, RAW files that can be manipulated in both pre-photoshop and then photoshop applications, where colour, sharpness, exposure and just about any other issue you can imagine can be corrected, there is simply NO EXCUSE for this quality of publication. I am very disappointed. Shame on the Poultry Club for putting it out for sale, and shame on the publisher for not questioning this before going to print.

One other point...were the Breed clubs shown these images before they were put forward for printing? If so...what on earth were they thinking of?
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
By Breeder
Format:Hardcover
British Poultry Standards

This book should be the poultry breeders bible, but unfortunately the colour plates are very poor, so anyone not knowing what a colour should look like is going to be mislead by this publication!
Still plenty of info re- type, confirmation feather patterns and faults, but not the class publication it should be - the lack of new colours standardised also reflects the refusal of Britains poultry clubs to move into the 21st century - dissapointing for a book aimed at keeping high standards of excellence...
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23 of 28 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Hardcover
The difinitive work,a must for anyone who is intending to keep and show poultry,as well as an interesting reference work the 200 + colour plates show the breeds in all their glory. As a new entrant to the poultry world I have been searching for the ultimate book that would guide me to select a breed (or Breeds)that would best suit the conditions I have on offer on Dartmoor.It has helped me establish the basis on which to breed the most suitable birds, hopefully on a commercial basis.I can only reiterate it is an absolute must for the poultry keeper.Also for those intending to show their birds the guide to British standards is invaluable in trying to achieve the level of standard required to get the top bird ribbon.
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