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Understanding Pure Breeds of Poultry: The Ancona Fowl: by Dr. Joseph Batty (Author)

With the growing interest in free-range poultry a trend that is expected to continue, this title covers the Ancona history, Breeding, Exhibition and managing them. Also included are explanations of the standard and photos and other illustrations.

Since the first poultry shows started in Victorian times there has been considerable interest in breeding and exhibiting the pure breeds of poultry. Moreover, the hobby has continued unabated and now there are some poultry farmers who keep standard breeds. With the growing interest in free range poultry this trend is expected to continue.

Each monograph gives the history of the breed, an explanation of the standard and photographs and other illustrations. As far as possible the British and American type birds are covered. Both bantams and large fowl are covered.  

Product details

  • Condition:  New
  • Paperback: 259 pages   
  • Publisher: Nimrod Press Ltd. (1988)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: B&W photos, hand illustrations
  • ISBN-10: 185259120X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1852591205
  • Product Dimensions: 21.5 x 14.5  x 1.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 130 g


 1.  Introducing the Leghorn
 2.  Anconas As Layers
 3.  History of the Ancona
 4.  The Exhibition Side
 5.  Breeding Anconas
 6.  Managing Anconas