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Lewis Wright & His Poultry: by Dr. Joseph Batty (Author)
Lewis Wright the great Victorian author, editor and poultry, pigeon and animal expert - illustrated book of Poultry with 80 plates reproduced in full size. Along with a summary of breeds covered by Lewis Wright
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$79.99
Keeping Jungle Fowl: by Joseph Batty (Author)
This book covers the history and distribution of the birds in the wild.  Each of the species is described and there are B&W plates from paintings as well as many other illustration. Practical management is also covered; matters such as housing, feeding and breeding in captivity.
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$25.99
Understanding Modern Game - Large and Bantams: by Dr. J. Batty (Author) and James P. Bleazard (Author)
This book provides detailed information on these varieties, their management and showing. Malays and Aseel have also been added.
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$24.99
Lewis Wright & His Poultry: by Dr. Joseph Batty (Author)
Lewis Wright & His Poultry: by Dr. Joseph Batty (Author) (9781852591472)

This book sets out to acknowledge the work of Lewis Wright the great Victorian author, editor and poultry, pigeon and animal expert. He was responsible for paving the way to establishing the present day poultry standards, ensuring that judging was done on a fair basis, and making known to the world, the breeds of poultry that came from many lands.

His Illustrated Book of Poultry became famous poultry book of all times and now sells for a very large price. In particular, the color plates by J W Ludlow, painted with an eye to detail, still serve as a guide to the requirements for many breeds, especially the old and rare.

In this work, the 80 plates are reproduced in full size as well as giving a summary of the breeds covered by Lewis Wright. 

Product details

  • Condition: New
  • Paperback: 130 pages  
  • Publisher: Northbrook Publishing Ltd (2001)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: Color and B&W illustrations
  • ISBN-10: 1852591471
  • ISBN-13: 978-1852591472
  • Product Dimensions: 28 x 21.5 x 1.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 925 g

Contents:

1.  Lewis Wright - Early Beginnings
2.  The Breeds
3.  Bantam Breeding
4.  Ducks and Ornamental Waterfowl
5.  Guinea Fowl and Turkeys
Lewis Wright the great Victorian author, editor and poultry, pigeon and animal expert - illustrated book of Poultry with 80 plates reproduced in full size. Along with a summary of breeds covered by Lewis Wright
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$79.99
b0000chsgu The Structure of the Fowl: by O. Charnock Bradley (Author) Tom Grahame (Revised by)
The Structure of the Fowl: by O. Charnock Bradley (Author) Tom Grahame (Revised by) (B0000CHSGU)

This is the third edition of this book.  

The attention paid to poultry both at home and abroad since the war indicated that the previous edition required some expansion in certain aspects. 

It will be noted that the volume, although not greatly increased in words, has receive a very substantial increase in diagrams and photographs.  

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Product Details

  • Condition: Used – Good condition - book in good condition, wear and discoloration on dust jacket
  • Hardcover: 128 pages with dust jacket
  • Publisher: Oliver and Boyd, Third Edition (1950) 
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: B&W photos and hand illustrations
  • ISBN-10:           
  • ISBN-13: 
  • ASIN: B0000CHSGU             
  • Product Dimensions: 25 x 15 x 2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 552 g

 Contents:

1.  
Introduction
2.  The Skeleton
3.  The Muscular System
4.  The Digestive System
5.  The Respiratory Organs
6.  The Urinary Organs
7.  The Reproductive Organs
8.  The Circulatory System
9.  The Nervous System
10. The Eye and its Appendages
11. The Ear
12. The Skin and its Appendages
13. Development of the Chick
14. Index


Detailed book written by two Veterinary Surgeons!
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$29.99
Keeping Jungle Fowl: by Joseph Batty (Author)
Keeping Jungle Fowl: by Joseph Batty (Author) (9781857360523)

Jungle Fowl are the wile equivalent of our domesticated poultry.  It was from these have the multitude of domestic fowl developed.  Obviously, for that reason, they are of considerable interest scientifically and are a starting point for anyone studying poultry breeds.  How has man been able to develop birds which lay 300 eggs from wild fowl which lay very few eggs each year?

The book covers the history and distribution of the birds in the wild.  Each of the species is described and there are B&W plates from paintings as well as many other illustrations.  

Practical management in Aviculture is also covered; matters such as housing, feeding and breeding in captivity, thus allowing birds to be bred and maintained.  Unfortunately, many wild species are in danger of extinction and therefore, all Avicultures have a duty to ensure that wherever feasible stocks are maintained.

Product details

  • Condition: New
  • Paperback: 80 pages   
  • Publisher: Beech Publishing House (1993)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: B&W photos and illustrations
  • ISBN-10: 1857360524
  • ISBN-13: 978-1857360523
  • Product Dimensions: 21.5 x 14  x .7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 190 g

Contents:

1.  Background History
2.  Main Species
3.  The Red Jungle Fowl
4.  Grey Jungle Fowl
5.  The Cingalese Jungle Fowl
6.  The Green Jungle Fowl
7.  Housing
8.  Food & Feeding
9.  Breeding
10. Jungle Fowl as Ancestors of Modern Poultry

This book covers the history and distribution of the birds in the wild.  Each of the species is described and there are B&W plates from paintings as well as many other illustration. Practical management is also covered; matters such as housing, feeding and breeding in captivity.
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$25.99
Understanding Modern Game - Large and Bantams: by Dr. J. Batty (Author) and James P. Bleazard (Author)
Understanding Modern Game - Large and Bantams: by Dr. J. Batty (Author) and James P. Bleazard (Author) (9781852590420)

Modern game are a breed of poultry specially developed by enthusiastic fanciers for exhibition purposes. Bantams have a wide following whereas the large birds, very fashionable in Victorian times are now very scarce. This book describes the varieties which exist and explain how they can be managed and shown. Additional material has been added on Malays and Aseel.  

Product details

  • Condition: New
  • Paperback: 116 pages  
  • Publisher:  Nimrod Press Ltd (1988)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations:  B&W photos  
  • ISBN-10: 1852590424
  • ISBN-13:  978-1852590420
  • Product Dimensions: 21.5 x 14.6 x 1 cm
  • Shipping Weight:  260 g

This book provides detailed information on these varieties, their management and showing. Malays and Aseel have also been added.
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$24.99
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