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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
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
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
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
The Sussex & Dorking Fowls: by Dr. Joseph Batty (Author)
This book traces the history of the breeds, examines the heyday of the Sussex poultry fattening industry which supplied the London markets with chickens that satisfied the most discerning palates, and explains the nature of the breeds and varieties. There are illustrations throughout to show the types of birds that have been winning at shows as well as guidance on the correct colors.
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Pekin Bantams: by Margaret Gregson (Author)
This book covers all facets of the breed, including selection, breeding, housing, brooding, feeding, and common ailments. Well-illustrated and well written for a wide audience as possible it meets the needs of all who are interested in this diminutive breed of poultry.
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$89.99
Bantams and Small Poultry: by Dr. Joseph Batty (Author)
This guide to the Bantams and Small Poultry is written in concise fashion, and each bird is shown , where practicable, in a photograph or drawing. The selected color plates show the beauty an diversity of these fascinating birds. A thoroughly useful guide for anyone interested in collecting, exhibiting or breeding bantams. 
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$29.99
Domesticated Ducks & Geese: by Dr. Joseph Batty (Author)
This is a complete Guide book to the many ducks & geese kept by poultry fanciers, smallholders & farmers. It covers breeds, accommodations, ponds, breeding, showing, ducklings for the table and many more aspects of this special division of poultry-keeping.
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$29.99
$49.99
Artificial Incubation and Rearing: by Dr. Joseph Batty (Author)
A companion to Natural Incubation and Rearing, this book deals with the employment of incubators and artificial rearers for all types of poultry and allied birds.
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$99.99
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
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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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
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.

Product details

  • 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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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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$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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$349.99
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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$59.99
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.

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  • 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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$69.99
$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.

Product details

  • 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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$249.99
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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The Sussex & Dorking Fowls: by Dr. Joseph Batty (Author)
The Sussex & Dorking Fowls: by Dr. Joseph Batty (Author) (9781857361667)

Poultry have been domesticated for thousands of years. In Britain at the time of the Roman occupation, there were three named breeds - Dorking, Old English Game and possibly the Scots Dumpies. In addition, related to the Dorking were the Old Kent Fowl and the Surrey Fowl which later together became the Sussex Fowl. Although the latter in one form or other existed for many years, it was not until the early part of the 20th century that it became standardized. This came about because Sir Edward Brown at a lecture pointed out to the Sussex farmers that there was no standard breed recognized by the Poultry Club.

Despite the late start, the Sussex went on to become regards as the most useful of poultry and grew in large numbers possibly excelling all other breeds. The Dorking, regarded at one time as the best table fowl in the land sadly has declined in numbers and in usefulness, although still has a active breed club.

This book traces the history of the breeds, examines the heyday of the Sussex poultry fattening industry which supplied the London markets with chickens that satisfied the most discerning palates, and explains the nature of the breeds and varieties. There are illustrations throughout to show the types of birds that have been winning at shows as well as guidance on the correct colors. Includes index and a listing of Sussex and Dorking fowl breeding clubs in Great Britain.

With the swing back of free range, the possibility of utilizing the breeds on a commercial basis is also examined. However due emphasis is given to those who wish to keep these fascinating breeds on a small scale and for showing with bantams or large fowl.

Product details

  • Condition: New
  • Hardcover: 96 pages with Dust Jacket
  • Publisher: Beech Publishing House (July 1996)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: Color & B&W illustrations   
  • ISBN-10: 1857361660
  • ISBN-13: 978-1857361667
  • Product Dimensions: 31.5 x 21.5 x 1.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 792 g

Contents:

1.  The Background & Findings
2.  Background:  The Sussex as a Type of Table Fowl
3.  Origin of the Sussex & Links with the Dorking
4.  Physical Characteristics
5.  
The Standard Colours
6.  
The Evolution of the Breeds, with Notes on Management

This book traces the history of the breeds, examines the heyday of the Sussex poultry fattening industry which supplied the London markets with chickens that satisfied the most discerning palates, and explains the nature of the breeds and varieties. There are illustrations throughout to show the types of birds that have been winning at shows as well as guidance on the correct colors.
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Pekin Bantams: by Margaret Gregson (Author)
Pekin Bantams: by Margaret Gregson (Author) (9781857361087)

Pekin Bantams are small bantams with feathered legs, profuse plumage, and a friendly nature that makes them easy to keep and breed. Because of their excellent temperament, the breed is manageable for children (properly supervised), the elderly and disabled. This book sets out to explain their early history and discusses many of the personalities involved, past and present.

All facets of the breed are covered including selection, housing, breeding, brooding, feeding, common ailments, though stressing that the birds are hardy, and their management generally. The author specialized in the Lavender variety, but keeps other colors and she has also drawn on the wide experiences of others who have been in the Fancy for very many years. On the show scene she has been awarded many prizes, including the best in a color (Lavender) at the national shows.

The book is well illustrated with photographs of prize winning birds and essential equipment for keeping the birds. There is also a color section showing the principal colors available. Written for a wide audience as possible it should meet the needs of all who are interested in this diminutive breed of poultry.

Written for as wide an audience

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  • Condition: New
  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Beech Publishing House (October 1996)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: B&W Photos
  • ISBN-10: 1857361083
  • ISBN-13: 978-1857361087
  • Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 15.2 x 1.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 420 g

Contents:

1.  Early Days
2.  Who Keeps Pekins? ; Faces - Past and Present
3.  The "Type"
4.  So, Pekins Are For You
5.  The Colours
6.  General Management of Pekins
7. Pekin Characteristics and Stories
Index

This book covers all facets of the breed, including selection, breeding, housing, brooding, feeding, and common ailments. Well-illustrated and well written for a wide audience as possible it meets the needs of all who are interested in this diminutive breed of poultry.
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Bantams and Small Poultry: by Dr. Joseph Batty (Author)
Bantams and Small Poultry: by Dr. Joseph Batty (Author) (9781857361742)

Bantams have been known for hundreds of years, but, have lived in the shadow of large poultry.  Gradually, though, they have grown in numbers had have now a larger following then their larger brothers and sisters.  the reasons are not difficult to understand; being smaller, they eat less food, are easier to transport to shows, make ideal pets for children and can become quite tame.

This modern book presents popular breeds, rare breeds, some that are extinct, and some that are in some countries, but not in the UK. The breeds are arranged in alphabetical order, are described, and are illustrated, in black and white and in color. 

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  • Condition: New
  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Beech Publishing House (March 1996)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: B&W and Color
  • ISBN-10: 857361741
  • ISBN-13: 978-1857361742
  • Product Dimensions: 21.2 x 15 x 2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 550 g

Contents:

1.  Defining Bantams
2.  Classification
3.  The Breeds
4.  The Breeds II
Appendix
Index

This guide to the Bantams and Small Poultry is written in concise fashion, and each bird is shown , where practicable, in a photograph or drawing. The selected color plates show the beauty an diversity of these fascinating birds. A thoroughly useful guide for anyone interested in collecting, exhibiting or breeding bantams. 
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Domesticated Ducks & Geese: by Dr. Joseph Batty (Author)
Domesticated Ducks & Geese: by Dr. Joseph Batty (Author) (9781857360912)

Ducks and geese hold a special place in the world of poultry keeping. This book covers all aspects of the keeping of these fascinating and beautiful birds. Breeding, accommodation, management, showing, and ailments are all included along with a separate chapter for each major breed of duck. The whole is competed with over 100 b&w photographs and drawings together with plates in full color.  There is a section on the fables associated with geese, and illustrations of the breeds of ducks and geese in black and white to demonstrate show requirements, as well as color.

The usefulness of the various breeds is also covered. Many people simply do not appreciate that many ducks are the best layers in all types of poultry, and geese, which graze on grass for food, make excellent table birds with a splendid, gourmet flavor.

Product details

  • Condition: New
  • Hardcover: 232 pages
  • Publisher:  Beech Press Ltd.(1996)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations:  Color plates, B&W photos and drawings
  • ISBN-10: 1857360915 
  • ISBN-13: 9781857360912
  • Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 15 x 2.4 cm   
  • Shipping Weight: 645 g
Breeds Included are:

Ducks: Abacot Ranger, Aylesbury, Black East Indian, Call, Campbell, Cayuga, Crested, Indian Runner, Magpie, Muscovy, Opington, Pekin and Rouen


Geees: Brecon Buff, Chinese, Embeden, Roman , Sebastopol, and Toulouse

This is a complete Guide book to the many ducks & geese kept by poultry fanciers, smallholders & farmers. It covers breeds, accommodations, ponds, breeding, showing, ducklings for the table and many more aspects of this special division of poultry-keeping.
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Artificial Incubation and Rearing: by Dr. Joseph Batty (Author)
Artificial Incubation and Rearing: by Dr. Joseph Batty (Author) (9781857363265)

This book traces the development of incubation methods; it also explains the necessary requirements for achieving maximum results. Combination the essential factors can be done only with an understanding on how an embryo develops and grow and this is all explained in concise and simple terms. No previous knowledge is assumed, but the full range of possible scales is covered for the fancier who wishes to hatch, say, 50 eggs to the poultry farmer who wishes to hatch thousands.  Where large incubators are to be obtained there is a guidance given on capital expenditure decisions and the procedures followed.  Also eggs from a wide range of birds are featured from bantams to ostriches.  Points of difficulty are examined in relation to particular eggs.  

The methods used for successful rearing are explained and there are many illustrations of equipment which may be used.  There are 16 plates in full color showing the stages of development and some of the species/breeds which may be hatched.  It can be recommenced to poultry fanciers or to students who must have a grounding in the practical applications of incubation methods and embryology.

In this edition a special color plate section has been specially prepared form photographs by different people. Where still in copyright acknowledgement has been given.

Product Details

  • Condition:  New
  • Hardcover:  160 pages     
  • Publisher:   Beech Publishing House (1997)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations:   Color Plates
  • ISBN-10: 1857363264
  • ISBN-13:  9781857363265
  • Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 16.1  x 1.9  cm
  • Shipping Weight: 526 g

Contents:

1.  Introduction: Meaning of Incubation
2.  The Eggs & Incubation
3.  Formation of the Egg
4.  The Reproduction Process
5.  History of Incubators
6.  Justifying the Expenditure
7.  The Incubator Room/Building
8.  Small Scale Incubation
9.  Large Scale Incubation
10. Incubator Problems
11. Final Developments & Hatching
12. Rearing

Index

A companion to Natural Incubation and Rearing, this book deals with the employment of incubators and artificial rearers for all types of poultry and allied birds.
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