The production of this book is a bit of a first in the domestic, pure-bred poultry world. The Buying Guide approach we adopt in Practical Poultry magazine is unique, and I know that each one we publish gives the breed featured a significant boost, both in terms of general awareness and potential ownership interest.
Now, the poultry enthusiasts have the chance to own a selection of these comprehensive features in a single, convenient, bound volume.
The articles in this book should be regarded as practical guides, and used in conjunction with additional feedback gained from breed specialists. The relevant breed clubs are easy to contact (many have websites), and I strongly recommend purchasers to follow this route.
The core purpose of this book is to help potential purchasers recognise good birds from bad ones. Consequently, the guides have been written with the requirements of the official breed standards in mind.
- June 09, 2014 Initial release