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Kingmaker: De Rauw-Sablon, a Racing Pigeon Dynasty: by Silvio Mattacchione BA MA (Author) Nikolaas Gysebrecht (Author)
An incredible full color coffee table quality, hardcover book comprised of 156-pages  outlining the origins, history and unparalleled success of the most important performance strain in the world today!
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$76.99
The Pigeon Guide Practical Breeding Training and Management
A definite reference guide for Pigeon fanciers. This Gloss-Colored page book describes the methods of one of America's great flyers and breeders of racing pigeons. It covers young birds, medication, feeding, selection and pairing, preparation for the specials, management of old birds, selection theories, polygamous and rotational breeding, inbreeding, material products, nutrition and feeding, immune system stimulation, the secret asset, wings, loft equipment & accessories and the list goes on and on.
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$76.99
The Will to Prepare: by Robert Kinney (Author)
Robert Kinney provides details and lessons for success with racing pigeons. Totally up-to-date, this book outlines the methods of one of America’s great flyers and breeders of racing pigeons
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$76.99
Big Andy Presents World Champions 2010
This amazing book is the culmination of “Big Andy’s” dream to bring to the fanciers of North America, in words & pictures, some of the greatest “Champions” in the world today. Many of these fanciers have become personal; friends of his, fanciers whom “Big Andy” greatly admires. A great number of the birds represented within the pages of his new book he has personally handled. They are without exception the “best of the best”!
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$76.99
A Monograph of Macaws and Conures
Leather Bound. Remarque Edition Collectible. Color plates of each species from paintings by Eric Peake. Remarque edition is limited to 50 numbered copies signed by author, artist, and publisher. Full leather binding with gilt lettering. Silvio Mattacchione & Co, 1993.
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$2,699.99
A Monograph Of Macaws and Conures: Subscribers Edition: by Tony Silva (Author)
This limited copy (2000) Subscriber Edition contains over 500 pages as well as 40 color paintings by Artist Eric Peake. It is one of the most comprehensive books on the subject of Macaws & Conures. With over 25 chapters covering so many varieties of these birds as well as their Classification, The Bird Trade, Purchasing the Bird, Care & Well-being, Role of Aviculture in Conservation, Husbandry, Incubation, Hand-rearing, & so much more.
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$259.99
$329.99
The Eclectus Parrot: A Complete Guide: by Roger Sweeney (Author)
A complete guide to the care and breeding of the Eclectus Parrot.
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$39.99
$54.99
Bird Dogs Of The World: by Stanley W.C. Smith
A comprehensive guide to the pointing dog breeds used in sport.  History and development of the breeds of dogs used in Field sports. Pointers, Spaniels, the Braques (including Vizsla), Griffons, Weimaraner, Stichelhaar, Drahthaar, Munsterlander, Setters and others. Also includes extensive coverage of the Brittany including detailed analysis of its characteristics.
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$39.99
Pedigree Dogs In Colour: Bks 1-6: by Roy Hodrien (Author & Illustrator)
This book contains the full six volumes in one book, Hounds, Gundogs, Terriers, Utility, Working, and Toy. A wonder book from an amazing artist-illustrator.
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$74.99
The Dalmatian (A Handbook): by Clifford L. B. Hubbard
A Handbook giving the Origin and History of the Breed, Its Show Career, Its Points and Breeding with many photographs to supplement the text
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$29.99
Toy Dogs Comprehensive History and Guide to Modern Dogs: by Mark Hutchings
This is a comprehensive guide to the history and present-day position of toy dogs with illustrations throughout and detailed information making this an indispensable reference book. A total of 20 breeds are covered in this guide from the Affenpinscher, Australian Silky Terrier, Clydesdale Terrier, Japanese Chin, Miniature Pinscher, to the Pug and Yorkshire Terrier.
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$39.99
Fancy Goldfish Culture: by Frank W. Orme (Author)
A comprehensive guide to the breeding and management of fancy goldfish. The author, an acknowledged expert and breeder, covers all the stages of this fascinating hobby. This detailed book covers both outdoor and indoor goldfish culture.
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$39.99
$69.99
A Monograph of Endangered Parrots: Subscriber\'s Edition: by Tony Silva (Author)
Acclaimed world wide as a invaluable addition to parrot literature, this book covers, in depth, 51 of the rarest parrots in the world today in 400 pages. If you really want to know where these species stand, then this title is a must. Limited (Subscriber's Edition) to 2000 copies worldwide.
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$259.99
$349.99
Advanced Taxidermy: by Peter Andrew O\'Connor (Author)
A book on taxidermy fully explaining the latest methods including freeze drying. Written by an expert, with a practical slant. Color Plates of specimens. 204 Pages, Hardcover.
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$79.99
Anthology of Birdkeeping: by Australian Birdkeeper (Author)
Anthology of Birdkeeping provides concise information on the housing, breeding, keeping, and maintenance of many varieties of feathered friends.
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$59.99
Cockatiels HARDCOVER: by Sheila M. Thompson (Author)
This is the ultimate photo reference and identification guide to over 200 species of the most commonly kept parrots in aviculture today.
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$69.99
$99.99
The Birds of Burma: by Bertram Smythies (Author)
This beautiful book contains 32 fine full-page color plates, some black & white photos and line drawings. Completely reset & brought up-to-date this standard work on oriental birds is recommended to all serious ornithologists. A large comprehensive book covering around 900 species.
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$99.99
$249.99
A Guide to Incubation & Handraising Parrots: by Phil Digney (Author)
This 104 page full color book covers all necessary requirements to successfully take an egg through to a fully weaned chick. Includes color photos, charts, diagrams, and informative text laid out in an easy-to-read format.
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$149.99
Bantams: by W.F. Entwisle
W.F. Entwisle was the leading pioneer of bantam breeding. The first book on scientific bantam breeding, this work represents his endeavors, and is an important historical record on bantam development.  In this classic reprint he explains how the birds were kept and given the very early standards.
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$42.99
Exhibition and Practical Goatkeeping: by Joan Shields (Author)
This is a comprehensive book and is well illustrated with photographs in color and B&W.  Above all it should be a great value for those who wish to keep goats as a useful and profitable hobby.  For the exhibitor there is an explanation to all the essential requirements for successful showing.
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$39.99
Kingmaker: De Rauw-Sablon, a Racing Pigeon Dynasty: by Silvio Mattacchione BA MA (Author) Nikolaas Gysebrecht (Author)
Kingmaker: De Rauw-Sablon, a Racing Pigeon Dynasty: by Silvio Mattacchione BA MA (Author) Nikolaas Gysebrecht (Author) (B00SKC9YBQ)

The “De Rauw Sablon Strain” is the most sought after and most valuable racing pigeon strain in the world today. The most famous fanciers in the world today are scrambling to purchase whatever they can of this  incredible family. The prices that this performance strain has achieved at public auction over the past three years, is nothing short of historic.

The National Results of these truly unique pigeons is unmatched by any other strain in history. This is the definitive work on what is without question the most important strain in the world today! A superb collaborative effort by Silvio Mattacchione, arguably Canada’s best known racing pigeon fancier, and Nikolaas Gyselbrecht, the founder of www.pipa.be.

Canadian author Silvio Mattacchione BA MA and Nikolaas Gyselbrecht , the founder of PIPA, combined their unique talents and jointly researched and co authored the history of the  now internationally recognized  and much sought after super strain universally known as “De Rauw–Sablon”.

Important interviews were held with all of the key personalities involved in this unique history, including the founders themselves. The result of their joint efforts is an  exceptionally designed, visually stunning, incredible full color coffee table quality, hardcover book comprised of 156-pages  outlining the origins, history and unparalleled success of the most important performance strain in the world today! Their joint participation was a unique experience that has resulted in an outstanding book of award winning quality and historical importance that definitely has  worldwide appeal. We certainly live in interesting times and with the emergence of this powerful strain “De Rauw-Sablon” to the international market we will also be witness to the birth of a new group of powerful racing pigeon “Kings.”

The impact  of the “De Rauw-Sablon” pigeons will be felt in all countries and at all levels from the race results at local club and combine levels to the great national races and the ever popular global one loft super races! Printed in Singapore by Silvio Mattacchione under the direction of Mr. Albert Tham  a Master printer and graduate of the London School of printing. “Kingmaker” was printed on the most advanced “Heidelberg” sheet fed press available in the world today that features advanced quality control systems including inking, image registration control thus insuring the sharpest print reproduction available in the world today. This advanced Heidelberg prints both sides of the sheet at the same time with a total of 8-cylinder working at the same time similar to a newspaper web press, but totally different because this  sheet -fed technology delivers an exponentially sharper dot/screen resolution.

This book that I have published makes a wonderful gift and is available for immediate delivery. Every copy ordered will be signed by the publisher Silvio Mattacchione.

Product details

  • Condition: NEW
  • Hardcover: 156 pages
  • Publisher: Pigeonparadise BVBA (2011)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: Full Color
  • ASIN: B00SKC9YBQ
  • Product Dimensions: 28.75 X 22.25 x 1.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 925 g


An incredible full color coffee table quality, hardcover book comprised of 156-pages  outlining the origins, history and unparalleled success of the most important performance strain in the world today!
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$76.99
The Pigeon Guide Practical Breeding Training and Management
The Pigeon Guide: Practical Breeding, Training, and Management: by Dr. Jon Esposito (Author) & Shannon Hiatt (Author) with introduction by Stephen J. Bodio (9781895270181)
While there are many pigeon books available to American pigeon fanciers, reviewers have declared The Pigeon Guide to be one of the most up-to-date and comprehensive works available. This book includes information about breeding systems and genetics, nutrition, loft systems and equipment, showing, racing, and much more. Of particular interest to fanciers is information about the general health and well being of their flocks, preventive health measures, recognition of diseases, and disease treatment.

This book contains black and white drawings and color photos throughout with an Introduction by noted hawker Stephen Bodio. Includes index and appendix, with chapters on housing, breeding, feeding and more.

This book that I have published makes a wonderful gift and is available for immediate delivery. Every copy ordered will be signed by the publisher Silvio Mattacchione.

To view a detailed Table of Contents please see the images provided.


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  • Condition: New
  • Hardcover: 274 pages
  • Publisher: Silvio Mattacchione & Co. (2000)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: Color photos by George De La Nuez
  • ISBN-10: 1895270189
  • ISBN-13: 978-1895270181
  • Parcel Dimensions: 23.1 x 15.2 x 1.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 658 g

Contents:

1.  Breeds: An Introduction to Pigeon "Types"
2.  Housing Systems and Equipment
3.  Feeding Systems and Nutrition
4.  Breeding Systems and Genetics
5.  Health
6.  Training Systems for Performance Breeds
7.  Show Competitions & Judging Systems

A definite reference guide for Pigeon fanciers. This Gloss-Colored page book describes the methods of one of America's great flyers and breeders of racing pigeons. It covers young birds, medication, feeding, selection and pairing, preparation for the specials, management of old birds, selection theories, polygamous and rotational breeding, inbreeding, material products, nutrition and feeding, immune system stimulation, the secret asset, wings, loft equipment & accessories and the list goes on and on.
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$76.99
The Will to Prepare: by Robert Kinney (Author)
The Will to Prepare: by Robert Kinney (Author) (9781895270150)
Totally up-to-date, this book outlines the methods of one of America’s great flyers and breeders of racing pigeons. Covers selection and pairing, young birds, feeding, medication, preparation for the specials, management of old birds, polygamous and rotational breeding, selection theories, nutrition and feeding, material products, immune system stimulations, the secret asset, wings, and much more.

This book that I have published makes a wonderful gift and is available for immediate delivery. Every copy ordered will be signed by the publisher Silvio Mattacchione.

To view a detailed Table of Contents please see the images provided.

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  • Hardcover: 146 pages
  • Publisher: Silvio Mattacchione & Co. (1995)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: Color Photos
  • ISBN-10: 1895270154
  • ISBN-13: 978-1895270150
  • Product Dimensions: 29.2 x 1.4 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 717 g

Robert Kinney provides details and lessons for success with racing pigeons. Totally up-to-date, this book outlines the methods of one of America’s great flyers and breeders of racing pigeons
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$76.99
Big Andy Presents World Champions 2010
Big Andy Presents World Champions 2010 (BIG-ANDY-BK)
This book highlights 41 of the world’s most successful racing pigeon fanciers including Freddy Vandenheede, Erik Limbourg, PIPA Elite Center, Guy Baerts, Marc De Cock, Albert Derwa, Roger Debusscher, Eddie Frootjans, Chris Hebberecht, Herbots Family, Mark Kitchenbrand, Jose Ledesma, Geert Munnik, Jacob Poortvelt, Pros Roosen, Marcel Sangers, Jose Thone, Andre Verbesselt, Dirk Van Dyck, etc. An incredible full-color book of award-winning quality.

This book that I have published makes a wonderful gift and is available for immediate delivery. Every copy ordered will be signed by the publisher Silvio Mattacchione.

To view a detailed Table of Contents please see the images provided.

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  • Hardcover: 154 pages
  • Publisher: Silvio Mattacchione & Co. (2010)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: Color Photos
  • ISBN-10: NA
  • ISBN-13: NA
  • Product Dimensions: 28 x 21.6 cm x 1.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 945 g

This amazing book is the culmination of “Big Andy’s” dream to bring to the fanciers of North America, in words & pictures, some of the greatest “Champions” in the world today. Many of these fanciers have become personal; friends of his, fanciers whom “Big Andy” greatly admires. A great number of the birds represented within the pages of his new book he has personally handled. They are without exception the “best of the best”!
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$76.99
A Monograph of Macaws and Conures
A Monograph of Macaws and Conures (Remarque Edition): by Tony Silva (Author) (9781895270013)
The most complete book ever on the subject of macaws, this monograph contains over 500 pages plus forty colour paintings by artist Eric Peake. This is the second in a continuing series of monographs on parrots. The Remarque Edition is limited to 50 copies.

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  • Condition: New
  • Hardcover: 500 pages
  • Publisher: Silvio Mattacchione (1993)
  • ISBN-10: 1895270014
  • ISBN-13: 978-1895270013
  • Product Dimensions:  38 x 27 x 7 cm
  • Shipping Weight:  5.5 Kg

Leather Bound. Remarque Edition Collectible. Color plates of each species from paintings by Eric Peake. Remarque edition is limited to 50 numbered copies signed by author, artist, and publisher. Full leather binding with gilt lettering. Silvio Mattacchione & Co, 1993.
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$2,699.99
A Monograph Of Macaws and Conures: Subscribers Edition: by Tony Silva (Author)
A Monograph Of Macaws and Conures: Subscriber's Edition: by Tony Silva (Author) (9781895270006)
The most complete book ever on the subject of macaws, this monograph contains over 500 pages plus forty color paintings by artist Eric Peake. This is the second in a continuing series of monographs on parrots. The Subscriber's Edition is limited to 2000 copies.

To view the Table of Contents please see the images provided.

Product details

  • Condition: New
  • Hardcover: 500 pages
  • Publisher: Silvio Mattacchione & Co. (1993)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: Colour paintings by Eric Peake
  • ISBN-10: 1895270006
  • ISBN-13: 978-1895270006
  • Parcel Dimensions: 20.3 x 13.7 x 1.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.36 kg

This limited copy (2000) Subscriber Edition contains over 500 pages as well as 40 color paintings by Artist Eric Peake. It is one of the most comprehensive books on the subject of Macaws & Conures. With over 25 chapters covering so many varieties of these birds as well as their Classification, The Bird Trade, Purchasing the Bird, Care & Well-being, Role of Aviculture in Conservation, Husbandry, Incubation, Hand-rearing, & so much more.
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$259.99
$329.99
The Eclectus Parrot: A Complete Guide: by Roger Sweeney (Author)
The Eclectus Parrot: A Complete Guide: by Roger Sweeney (Author) (9781895270129)
This book provides a great overview to for anyone through every stage of caring for their Eclectus flock, from acquisition and housing to breeding.

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  • Conditon: New
  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Silvio Mattacchione & Co. (1993)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: Color photos
  • ISBN-10: 189527012X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1895270129
  • ASIN: B01FKU1KGM
  • Package Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.3 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 349 g

To view a detailed Table of Contents please see the images provided.

About the Author: from Quote on back cover

Roger Sweeney has spent several years at various zoological and bird gardens in the United Kingdom. In 1989 he became Livestock Manager at "Birdworld", the United Kingdom's largest bird gardens. While at Birdworld success was achieved with a wide diversity of species, including Parrots, Softbills, Pheasants, Ratites, Penguins, Spoonbills, Wading birds and Birds of Prey.  The Eclectus Parrot has been bred at Birdworld consistently over the last 10 years and considerable work has been carried out into its incubation and neo-natal care. In 1993 Roger became a full time consultant at "Birds International", one of the world's largest breeding and research centers located in the Philippines. This facility houses what is surely the world's largest collection of captive Eclectus Parrots! While at "Birds International" Roger was also responsible for the management of some of the world's rarest birds including the Spix Macaw, Mount Apo Lorikeet, Sumba Hornbill and Palm Cockatoo. As of mid 1994 Riger has been retained as a consultant to "Loro Parque".

A complete guide to the care and breeding of the Eclectus Parrot.
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$54.99
Bird Dogs Of The World: by Stanley W.C. Smith
Bird Dogs Of The World: by Stanley W.C. Smith (Author) (9781852591762)
In this book, Stanley Smith has made a special study of the Bird Dogs of the World, showing how they developed and where they originate from. It all makes fascinating reading. Starting from ascent history and the early development of the dog he traces the uses made of the Hunting Dog in Ancient Egypt some 8000 years ago and on to the Phoenicians, Carthagenians, Assyrians and other races up to the present day.

An unusual feature is the coverage of the Game Birds which are the quarry of the Bird Dogs.  After descriptions of the various breeds there is a chapter on selecting and training a puppy for pointing retrieving.  The author is a keen breeder and enthusiast of the gun-dog breeds and has been actively concerned with them for more than 40 years.

Product details

  • Condition: New
  • Hardcover: 182 pages with dust jacket
  • Publisher: Nimrod Press Ltd (1989)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: B&W photos and hand drawings
  • ISBN-10: 1852591765
  • ISBN-13: 978-1852591762
  • Product Dimensions: 22.5 x 15 x 1.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 490 g

Contents:

1.  Ancient History
2.  Early Development of the Pointer Types
3.  The Game Birds and Related Species
4.  The Pointer, Setter, Spaniel and Other Breeds
5.  The Brittany
6.  Training Your Puppy

Bibliography
Index

A comprehensive guide to the pointing dog breeds used in sport.  History and development of the breeds of dogs used in Field sports. Pointers, Spaniels, the Braques (including Vizsla), Griffons, Weimaraner, Stichelhaar, Drahthaar, Munsterlander, Setters and others. Also includes extensive coverage of the Brittany including detailed analysis of its characteristics.
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Pedigree Dogs In Colour: Bks 1-6: by Roy Hodrien (Author & Illustrator)
Pedigree Dogs In Colour: Bks 1-6: by Roy Hodrien (Author & Illustrator) (9781852590949)
Written for all who wish to study the official standards and see the artists' impression of the standard-type dog. British standard and North American variations are included so the book will be invaluable to all who are concerned with showing or judging. The Standards are reproduced by kind permission of the British Kennel Club. There is also a background description of each breed and likely suitability for a specific purpose. 

For the convenience of readers whose only interest is a particular group, the content of this book is available as a series of six soft cover editions. The titles available in the series and also covered in the Hardcover Edition are listed below.

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  • Condition:  New
  • Hardcover: 504 pages with Dust Jacket
  • Publisher: Nimrod Press Ltd (1 May 1990)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: Color plates (128)
  • ISBN-10: 1852590947
  • ISBN-13: 978-1852590949
  • Product Dimensions:  21.5 x 15.2 x 3.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight:  1.1 Kg

Contents:

  • Book One: Hounds
  • Book Two: Gundogs 
  • Book Three: Terriers
  • Book Four: Utility Group
  • Book Five: Working Group
  • Book Six: Toy Group

This book contains the full six volumes in one book, Hounds, Gundogs, Terriers, Utility, Working, and Toy. A wonder book from an amazing artist-illustrator.
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$74.99
The Dalmatian (A Handbook): by Clifford L. B. Hubbard
The Dalmatian (A Handbook): by Clifford L. B. Hubbard (Author) (9781852590406)

We are all familiar with this spotted dog once so useful as a carriage dog. Today the breed remains popular and has many followers in both the show world and as a general house dog. This book is well-illustrated with top class winners including the Supreme Champion at Crufts.

Although the precise origins of the Dalmatian are obscure, there is no doubt that it has a long history dating back to the sixteenth Century or earlier.  The author covers this history as well as modern-day management. 

In the nineteenth century they accompanied the carriages of the gentry and became known as the Coach Dogs.  They are agile, loyal and affectionate dogs who fit in well to the family environment.  Since the first edition the breed has won Best in Show at Crufts which obviously raises its prestige as a show dog.  Mrs. E.J. Woddyatt was the owner of the dog CH Fanhill Faune.  Moreover, recently Kennel Club registrations have exceeded 900. 

Many photographs supplement the text and in characteristic manner Mr. Clifford L.B. Hubbard has researched the background of the breed.  The book can be recommended to all who are interested in the Dalmatian.

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  • Condition: New
  • Hardcover: 117 pages with dust jacket
  • Publisher: Nimrod Press Ltd.; 2nd edition (1988)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: B&W Photos
  • ISBN-10: 1852590408
  • ISBN-13: 978-1852590406
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 14.5 x 1.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 402 g

A Handbook giving the Origin and History of the Breed, Its Show Career, Its Points and Breeding with many photographs to supplement the text
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$29.99
Toy Dogs Comprehensive History and Guide to Modern Dogs: by Mark Hutchings
Toy Dogs Comprehensive History and Guide to Modern Dogs: by Mark Hutchings (Author) & Clarice Waud (Author) (9781852590291)

Not for many years has there been a completely up-to-date treatise on Toy Dogs as a whole. Many individual breeds have been covered, but no author has felt able to show them all together and also to consider the books and other literature relating to the multitude of breeds. This book sets out to give a comprehensive coverage of all the breeds from early development to the present time. It should serve as a handbook for those who wish to know more about their particular breed as well as an up-to-date account of the modern dogs. It also includes a bibliography of specialized titles.

This book is illustrated through out with dogs from different countries. In addition, for those who wish to study specific aspects of a breed there is quite detailed coverage, a fact which makes the book an indispensable work of reference.

Product details

  • Condition: New
  • Hardcover: 187 pages with dust jacket
  • Publisher: Nimrod Press Ltd., 1st edition (1989)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: B&W photos
  • ISBN-10: 1852590297
  • ISBN-13: 978-1852590291
  • Product Dimensions: 22.3 x 15.5 x 2.2
  • Shipping Weight: 500 g

This is a comprehensive guide to the history and present-day position of toy dogs with illustrations throughout and detailed information making this an indispensable reference book. A total of 20 breeds are covered in this guide from the Affenpinscher, Australian Silky Terrier, Clydesdale Terrier, Japanese Chin, Miniature Pinscher, to the Pug and Yorkshire Terrier.
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$39.99
Fancy Goldfish Culture: by Frank W. Orme (Author)
Fancy Goldfish Culture: by Frank W. Orme (Author) (9781852590079)

This book covers both indoor and outdoor goldfish and provide a guide to their breeding and care.  This is a standard work on the keeping and breeding of Fancy Goldfish, written by a foremost expert.  The contents include many and diverse topics:

1.  The building of ponds; materials to use; size of fish to be kept, landscaping and planning the site
2.  Stocking the pond and the varieties available.  Such exotic fish as the Moor, Mantail, Vielail, Comet, Lionhead and Shubunkin are described and illustrated.  Life in the pond is also examined and explained.  Crustacean such as mussels, pond snails, crayfish and shrimps are some of the inhabitants.  They live alongside frogs, toad and newts. 
3.  Plants which are vital to a health pond is also examined.  Water lilies, water plantain, yellow flag, arrowheads, water crowfoot and other species are explained within the framework of the life of the Goldfish.  

This is a remarkable book written by an enthusiast for those who wish to pursue a fascinating hobby or are contemplating setting up a commercial venture in Goldfish breeding. 

Product details

  • Condition: New
  • Hardcover: 268 pages with dust jacket
  • Publisher: Nimrod Press Ltd; 2nd edition (1991)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations:  Yes
  • ISBN-10: 1852590076
  • ISBN-13: 978-1852590079
  • Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 15.4 x 2.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 662 g

Contents:

1.  Introduction
2.  The Ornamental Pond
3.  Aquariums and Equipment
4.  The Aquarium Environment
5.  Maintenance
6.  Anatomy of the Goldfish
7.  The Goldfish
8.  Selection and Transport
9.  Foods and Feeding
10. Pests and Diseases
11. Breeding
12. Fish-houses and Breeding Ponds
13. Competitive Showing
14. Societies, Books and Magazines
15. Photography
16. The Goldfish Calendar
17. Useful Information
Index

A comprehensive guide to the breeding and management of fancy goldfish. The author, an acknowledged expert and breeder, covers all the stages of this fascinating hobby. This detailed book covers both outdoor and indoor goldfish culture.
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$39.99
$69.99
A Monograph of Endangered Parrots: Subscriber\'s Edition: by Tony Silva (Author)
A Monograph of Endangered Parrots: Subscriber's Edition: by Tony Silva (Author) (9780969264040)

Acclaimed world wide as a invaluable addition to parrot literature, this book covers, in depth, 51 of the rarest parrots in the world today in 400 pages. If you really want to know where these species stand, then this title is a must. Limited to 2000 copies worldwide. 

To view a detailed Table of Contents please see the images provided.

Product details

  • Condition: New
  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Silvio Mattacchione & Co. (1989)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: Colour plates by Gracia Bennish
  • ISBN-10: 0969264046
  • ISBN-13: 978-0969264040
  • Parcel Dimensions: 34 x 24 x 4.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 2.7 kg

Contents:
1.  Pressures on Parrot Populations
2.  Reintroduction: Is it Feasible ?
3.  Husbandry
4.  Hand-Rearing
5.  Lories and Lorikeets
6.  Fig Parrots
7.  Psehotus and Neophema
8.  Pezoporus, Geopsittacus and Stigops
9.  Cyanoramphus Parakeets
10. Eunymphics
11. Coracopsis
12. African Parrots
13. Psittacula Parakeets
14. Macaws, Conures and Rhynehopsitta

15. Parrotlets
16. Amazon Parrots
Bibliography
Distribution Maps
Index of Scientific Names
Index of Scientific Names
Credits

Acclaimed world wide as a invaluable addition to parrot literature, this book covers, in depth, 51 of the rarest parrots in the world today in 400 pages. If you really want to know where these species stand, then this title is a must. Limited (Subscriber's Edition) to 2000 copies worldwide.
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Advanced Taxidermy: by Peter Andrew O\'Connor (Author)
Advanced Taxidermy: by Peter Andrew O'Connor (Author) (9780862300623)

Written by an expert with a practical slant, this modern book on taxidermy fully explains the latest methods, including freeze-drying.

Although an advanced text, the author explains in such detail that anyone who has a basic knowledge of taxidermy should be able to follow how the various process are carried out. 
All this is supplemented with photographs and drawings, thus making this a work extremely practical and information.  

Product details

  • Condition: New
  • Hardcover: 204 pages with dust jacket
  • Publisher: Saiga Publishing Ltd. (1983)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: Colour plates and B&W photos
  • ISBN-10: 0862300622
  • ISBN-13: 978-0862300623
  • Product Dimensions: 25.5 x 19.3 x  2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 830 g

Contents:

1.  Birds
2.  Mounting a Fox Mask
3.  Mammals
4.  Tanning
5.  Rug Making
6.  Fish
7.  Wax Leaves and Vegetation
8. Freeze Dried Work
9. Combined Taxidermy
10.  General Guide to a Taxidermy
11. Possible Future Developments
Appendix - I to V
Index

About the Author



Peter Andrew O'Connor (Born in London 1933) was introduced to taxidermy as a boy scout at Jarrow-upon-Tyne, later becoming a commercial taxidermist at Luton, Bedfordshire, in 1964, and then expanding into European taxidermy. In 1970 he moved into research taxidermy on the freeze drying techniques created by Reg Harris. He was the first successful taxidermist to do so, and developed these freeze drying techniques to a commercial level. Eventually he developed a new field to taxidermy called Combined Taxidermy.

He has been the Chairman of the Taxidermists Federation of Great Britain and Ireland, since its inception in 1973. His work appears in over seventy museums in the British Isles alone, besides appearing as far afield as Japan, Australia and the West Coast of the USA, and covers all forms of taxidermy work. Mr. O'Connor is a teacher and lecturer of taxidermy, and has written many papers on the subject, including a book called Fish Taxidermy. He has been a keen naturalist since boyhood, and is a European Wildlife Conservationist

A book on taxidermy fully explaining the latest methods including freeze drying. Written by an expert, with a practical slant. Color Plates of specimens. 204 Pages, Hardcover.
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Anthology of Birdkeeping: by Australian Birdkeeper (Author)
Anthology of Birdkeeping: by Australian Birdkeeper (Author) (9780958745574)

This special edition should give your hours of enjoyment and practical information on the housing, breeding, keeping, and maintenance of many of our feathered friends. Topics include basics for keeping Australian finches, Gouldians, Java Sparrows, Cordon Blue Finches. Black Palm Cockatoos, Glossy Black Cockatoos, Blue Crowned Conures, Lesser Vasa Parrots, Eastern Rosellas and mutations, Monk (Quaker) Parakeets, Indian Ringnecks, lorikeets, and mixed collections. Basic genetics, parrot nutrition, and more are also covered.

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  • Condition: New
  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: ABK Publications (1991)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: Color
  • ISBN-10: 0958745579
  • ISBN-13: 978-0958745574
  • Product Dimensions: 28.4 x 21.4 x 1.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 610 g 

Anthology of Birdkeeping provides concise information on the housing, breeding, keeping, and maintenance of many varieties of feathered friends.
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Cockatiels HARDCOVER: by Sheila M. Thompson (Author)
Parrots in Aviculture: A Photo Reference Guide: by Rosemary Low (Author) (9781895270112)

Our readers told us was that they needed a comprehensive photo guide to the parrot family that they could easily take to zoos, pet shops, bird gardens, and breeders to identify these birds. The photos had to be excellent and the text superb. Our response was this ultimate photo reference and identification guide to over 200 species of the most commonly kept parrots in aviculture today.

Product Details 

  • Condition: New
  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Silvio Mattacchione & Co. (1992)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: Color photos by Ron & Val Moat
  • ISBN-10: 1895270111
  • ISBN-13: 978-1895270112
  • Product Dimensions: 24.1 x 16.4 x 2.9 cm  
  • Shipping Weight: 916 g

To view a detailed Table of Contents please see the images provided.

This is the ultimate photo reference and identification guide to over 200 species of the most commonly kept parrots in aviculture today.
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$99.99
The Birds of Burma: by Bertram Smythies (Author)
The Birds of Burma: by Bertram Smythies (Author) (9780969264002)

Burma is a country rich in bird life, with a population of almost 1000 species: crows, magpies, parrots, robins, warblers, martins, swallows, larks, owls, hawks, eagles, pigeons, pheasants, peacocks, marsh birds, ducks, sunbirds, bee-eaters, spiderhunters, flowerpeckers, hornbills, and flycatchers. Firsthand information on each bird's behavior, appearance, habitat, and breeding biology is included.

This book contains 19 chapters with an overall total of 75 sub-species of birds from Burma. 

To view a detailed Table of Contents please see the images provided.

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  • Condition: NEW
  • Hardcover: 432 pages with dust jacket
  • Publisher: Silvio Mattacchione & Co.; 3rd revised edition (1990)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: Color Paintings by A.M Hughes and B&W drawings
  • ISBN-10: 0969264003
  • ISBN-13: 978-0969264002
  • Product Dimensions: 34.1 x 23.5 x 4.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 Kg

This beautiful book contains 32 fine full-page color plates, some black & white photos and line drawings. Completely reset & brought up-to-date this standard work on oriental birds is recommended to all serious ornithologists. A large comprehensive book covering around 900 species.
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A Guide to Incubation & Handraising Parrots: by Phil Digney (Author)
A Guide to Incubation & Handraising Parrots: by Phil Digney (Author) (9780958710213)

Written by Western Australian aviculturist, Phil Digney, this title covers all necessary requirements needed to successfully take an egg through to a fully weaned chick. Beautifully illustrated with colour images throughout, this valuable title also includes many charts and diagrams and informative text laid out in the easy-to-read format.

Contents include Incubation: artificial incubation, meet the egg!, choosing an incubator/hatcher, equipment, handling the egg, incubation, hatching details, problems and troubleshooting, egg weighing; Handraising parrots: the goal, fundamentals, brooders and brooding, formulas, feeding instruments, feeding the newly hatched, growth phase, peak/weaning phase, weaning black cockatoos, pulling chicks, troubleshooting.

Product details

  • Condition: New
  • Paperback: 104 pages
  • Publisher: ABK Publications (1998), 1s Edition
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: Color photos
  • ISBN-10: 095871021X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0958710213
  • Product Dimensions:  23.5 x 16.5 x 0.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 277 g

Contents:

Artificial Incubation
  • Meet the Egg!
    • Shell
    • Albumen
    • Yolk
    • Germinal Disc
Equipment
  • Handling the Egg
    • Hygiene
    • Candling
  • Hatching Details
    • Records
    • Internal and External Pip

 

Choosing an Incubator/Hatcher

  • Hand-turn
  • Auto-turn
  • Fan Forced
  • Still Air
  • Hatchers
Incubation
  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Turning
  • Fertility
  • Development
Problems and Troubleshooting
  • Damaged Eggs
  • Death
  • Overdue
  • Hatch
  • Egg Weighing


Handraising Parrots:

The Goal
Fundamentals
  • Weighing
  • Records
  • Hygiene
Feeding Instruments
  • Spoon
  • Syringe
  • Crop Tube
Peak/Weaning Phase
  • Feeding
  • Regurgitation
  • Weight Loss
  • Weaning Cage
  • Foods
Brooders and Brooding
  • Brooders
  • Brooding
  • Containers
  • Bedding
Feeding the Newly Hatched
  • Rehydration
  • Crop Stretching
  • First Feed
  • Formula
  • Weight Gain
  • Temperature
Weaning Black Cockatoos
Pulling Chicks
  • Inspection
  • Nest Problems
  • Consequences
Formulas
  • Commercial
  • Homemade
  • Additives
Growth Phase
  • Feed Instrument
  • Crop Stretching
  • Formula
  • Feeding
  • Weight Gain
  • Leg Bands
Troubleshooting
  • Weight
  • Underfeeding
  • Slow Crop
  • Crop Stasis
  • Infections
  • Regurgitation
  • Overstretched Crops
  • Splayed Legs 

This 104 page full color book covers all necessary requirements to successfully take an egg through to a fully weaned chick. Includes color photos, charts, diagrams, and informative text laid out in an easy-to-read format.
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Bantams: by W.F. Entwisle
Bantams: by W.F. Entwisle (Author) (9781852590956)

This special re-print edition of William Entwisle's book “Bantams” is a complete guide to Bantam chicken breeds. Written in 1895, during the 19th century, Mr. Entwisle was considered ”the leading Bantam breeder in the world” and was responsible for the creation of several Bantam varieties that are still enjoyed by breeders and other Bantam enthusiasts to this day. Included in the text are discussions on Game Bantams, Malay and Aseel Bantams, Cochins, Brahmas, Sultans, Burmese and Silky Bantams, Sebright Bantams, Rosecomb Bantams, Scotch Greys, Nankins, Japanese Bantams, Frizzles, Polish Bantams, Minorcas, Leghorns, Hamburgs and other Bantams. Also included are details on breeding, rearing and exhibiting Bantams, making this one of the best historic texts on Bantams ever written. Lavishly illustrated with historic drawings by the famous artist, judge and writer, J.W. Ludlow. Note: This edition is a perfect facsimile of the original edition and is not set in a modern typeface. As a result, some type characters and images might suffer from slight imperfections or minor shadows in the page background.

This is a book for anyone who is interested in Poultry Keeping as a hobby, especially for the enthusiast who shows.

Product details

  • Condition: New
  • Hardcover: 116 pages with dust jacket
  • Publisher: Nimrod Press Ltd (1988)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: B&W drawings by Ludlow
  • ISBN-10: 1852590955
  • ISBN-13: 978-1852590956
  • Package Dimensions: 25.5 x 20.5 x 1.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 600 g

Contents:

1.  House Runs etc.
2.  Food and Water and Feeding etc.
3.  The relative Size and Weight of Bantams; Mating, crossing & Interbreeding
4.  The Varieties of Bantams
5.  Game Bantams
6.  Malay, Indian Game & Aseel Bantams
7.
  Pekin or Cochin, Brahma, Booted, Sultan, Burmese & Silky Bantams

8.  Sebright Bantams
9.  Black & White Rosecomb Bantams
10. Cuckoo or Scotch Grey Bantams
11. Nankin Bantams
12. 
Japanese & Frezzled Bantams
13.
 Polish Bantams
14. Minorca, Andalusian, Leghorn band Hamburgh Bantams

15.  Rumpless Bantams & other Varieties not previously described
16.  Standards for Judging Bantams
17.  Standards for Judging Bantam (continued) &    Technical terms
18.  Preparation of Bantams for Showing
19.  Diseases of Bantams & Treatment when ill
20.  The Bantam Club

W.F. Entwisle was the leading pioneer of bantam breeding. The first book on scientific bantam breeding, this work represents his endeavors, and is an important historical record on bantam development.  In this classic reprint he explains how the birds were kept and given the very early standards.
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Exhibition and Practical Goatkeeping: by Joan Shields (Author)
Exhibition and Practical Goatkeeping: by Joan Shields (Author) (9780862300579)

Goats have always had a strong body of followers; simply because they are useful, practical animals.  With the growing desire of many people to be a self-sufficient as possible it is natural that they consider the possibility of ground keeping.  A goat is smaller than a cow and accordingly, eats less food and requires relatively simple accommodations and equipment.  

Joan Shields the author has been breeding and managing goats for many years.  She is a top level judge and is acknowledged authority on goats.      

Product details

  • Condition: New
  • Hardcover: 188 pages with dust jacket
  • Publisher: Triplegate Ltd (1982)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: Colour and B&W photos and illustrations
  • ISBN-10: 0862300576
  • ISBN-13: 978-0862300579
  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 16 x 2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 559 g

Contents:

1.  Different Breeds - Chapt (1 -9)
2. The Male Goat
3.  Purchasing stock
4.  Feeding
5.  Housing
6.  Breeding
7.  Showing
8.  Record Keeping
9.  
Act of working
10.  
Butter and cheese making
11. 
Grassland management
12. 
Equipment and Milking
13. 
Illness and Poisonous Plants
14. 
Pasture and Crop Growing

This is a comprehensive book and is well illustrated with photographs in color and B&W.  Above all it should be a great value for those who wish to keep goats as a useful and profitable hobby.  For the exhibitor there is an explanation to all the essential requirements for successful showing.
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