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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: 17.8 x 2.9 x 25.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 692,654 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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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Breeder on 27 Dec. 2008
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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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Albert Ross on 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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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By curtis reader on 10 Aug. 2009
Format: Hardcover
Although this book is relevant, it is unfortunate that all breeds listed are not supported by photographs which therefore makes it difficult for the novice to try nto visualise a breed. The exorbitant price is definitely not worht it and I feel somewhat ripped off that the book cost so much, and lacks so much necessary material> Having exhibited other animals, their breed standards books are muuch lesse expensive, have better quality pictures and better definitions. I suggest that if you are interested in a poultry breed, search the internet and you can find this information for free. I will never but any further edition of this book, no matter how the breed standards change and I suggest that you think twice before buying this very over-priced book
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mr. D. Calvert on 18 Mar. 2010
Format: Hardcover
If you breed Poultry and want enter your birds
in shows you are going to need access to this
book, It gives you the standards to which you
need to breed to in order to compete, if your
birds don't come up to the breed standard you
won't be winning. The Poultry Club Standards
the ones used for judging.
The book covers all the breeds with a Poultry
Club Standard, with a great many colour picture
and interesting info you will need to show your
birds. Having said all the above the book is not
cheap at just a few pence under £60.00 so sharing
might be an option. I believe when the next edition
is published in a few years time The Poultry Club
should try and produce it for less after all it's
for the benifit of the Fancy.British Poultry Standards
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