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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
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
Pigeons for Everyone: by Douglas McClary (Author)
This book covers pigeon management, shows & showing, eyesign, pigeon racing for the busy fancier, flying breeds, show racers, fancy pigeons, pigeon books, & pigeons in the service of their country.  
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$54.99
$99.99
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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$39.99
$89.99
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
The World of the Zebra Finches: by Cyril Rogers (Author)
A detailed study and management of these fascinating Zebra finches and aviary birds. This book Includes B/W illustrations, and color plates by Miss Francis Fry. Zebra Finches are the most popular of all the Australian Finches, and are kept in great numbers in all countries where cage birds are bred and shown.
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$39.99
$79.99
Popular Ducks, Geese and Turkeys: by James Blake
This is a great book on breeds of ducks, geese and turkeys, with advice on how to keep them.  There is also a color section showing some of the breeds of ducks and geese.
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$99.99
$199.99
Breeds of Poultry and Their Characteristics: by Dr. Joseph Batty
Covers all the major breeds (over 70) of poultry in terms of the following: 1) Appearance, 2) Characteristics, 3) Productive Qualities, 4) Utility and Exhibition Faults, and 5) General Remarks. A guide to all who wish to consider which breed to keep and know what to expect in terms of productivity. Illustrations of typical birds also included in both color and B&W.
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$14.99
$24.99
Domestic Quail for Hobby or Profit: G.E.S. Robbins
A small booklet with much to offer on raising Quail. Aspects of breeding, incubation, food, feeding, equipment, and even disease prevention is covered.
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$9.99
$19.99
Introduction to Quail in Captivity: by G.E.S. Robbins
This booklet created for the Quail fancier, is the perfect guide providing a beginner with the basic guidance and requirements to keep their birds healthy.
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$9.99
$19.99
Poultry of the World: by Loyl Stromberg (Author)
Not just another book about chickens! 400 pages (Gloss Color Paper) of the most interesting facts about chickens and their contribution to our lives. Includes chapters on history of poultry, myths of domestic poultry, egg fact and fantasy, poultry researchers, long-crowing chickens, poultry tips, and poultry by country.
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$99.99
$149.99
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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$54.99
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
Pionus Parrots: A Complete Guide: by Roger Sweeney (Author)
The new bible for pionus breeders and keepers covering the natural history of all pionus species, pionus as pets and aviary birds, accommodations, diet, breeding, vocal abilities, behaviour, and more.
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$79.99
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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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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Growing Wild Inviting Wildlife into your Yard: by Constance Perenyi (Author)
Wonderful children's story about the yard of an abandoned house goes to seed, neighbors discover that the unkempt garden attracts birds, squirrels, butterflies and other garden animals. This encourages neighborhood-wide changes that transforms a once lifeless garden plots into brilliant, diverse bits of "homegrown wilderness"
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Poultry Houses & Appliances A DIY Guide by: Joseph Batty (Author)
This is a practical guide on how the poultry fancier or smallholder can make poultry houses and related requirements at a great saving on ready made sheds, which often have to be adapted.
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$14.99
$24.99
The Robber Church Paperback: by Patrick Henry Omlor (Author)
From the very beginning, Omlor understood that the English vernacular version of the Canon of the Mass (introduced in the USA on Oct 22, 1967) rendered the sacrament invalid, & he was the first to compose a competent study on the issue, thankfully, all 21 of Omlor’s writings are available in this 392-page volume covering the his Writings (1968-1997).
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Parrot Sense: by John Doole (Author)
How to protect your bird from aviculturists, nutritionists and the merely expert! Filled with practical advice on birdkeeping. Refreshingly original and funny.
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$59.99
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
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.

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  • 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
Pigeons for Everyone: by Douglas McClary (Author)
Pigeons for Everyone: by Douglas McClary (Author) (9780907769286)

On his own admission, Douglas McClary is fascinated even to the point of obsession, by pigeons.  Since early childhood he has bred, flown and shown many different breeds and now commits his thoughts to print. 

In this comprehensive book he offers to share his experiences with fanciers, novices and people considering making a start in this wonderful and worthwhile hobby.  Virtually every aspect of pigeon keeping ins covered and presented in orderly, segmented chapters. As well as a colour section illustrating different breeds there is a special feature on eye-sign.  Probably the most extensive book on pigeons to be written in recent years. 

Published in 1999 in England, this is a great book for someone fairly new to our great hobby. Two hundred and eighty pages of easy to understand reading. Chapters include: General Care, Shows and Showing, Pigeon Racing for the Busy Man, A Pigeon Miscellany and The Pigeon Year-A Month by Month Guide. Every breed has its admirers, for every derivation from the original rock pigeon carries with it a personality, character and appeal. It was with this thought in mind that the author included as many aspects as possible in this book. B/W photos

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  • Condition: New
  • Hardcover: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Winckley Press (1999)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: B&W photos
  • ISBN-10: 0907769284
  • ISBN-13: 978-0907769286
  • Product Dimensions: 22 x 15.3 x 2.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight:  644 g

Contents:

1.  Pigeon Making a Start and Basic care
2.  Pigeon Lofts, Coops and Cabins
3.  Breeding
4.  The Moult and the management
5.  Good Health, Injuries & common aliments
6.  Enjoyable showing
7.  Fittings for the Show Loft
8.  Requisites for the Show Fancier
9.  Food and methods of feeding the show team
10. Producing a team for showing - making a start
11. The Creation of a Show Family
12. Recording information for showing
13. The Selection of Breeding Pairs
14. Preparing Birds for the Show Pen
15. Advanced Showing methods
16. Lofts for racing Pigeons
17. Pigeon Racing for the busy fancier
18. Showing Racing Pigeons
19. Evaluation of Racing Pigeons by Eyesign
20. Starting with Racers, Stocking the racing loft
21. Fancy Pigeons
22. The Flying breeds
23. Show racers
24. A review of Pigeon Books for Reference and Enjoyment
25. Pigeons in the Service of their Country
26. The Year in the Show Loft
27. The Year in the Racing Loft

This book covers pigeon management, shows & showing, eyesign, pigeon racing for the busy fancier, flying breeds, show racers, fancy pigeons, pigeon books, & pigeons in the service of their country.  
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$99.99
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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$39.99
$89.99
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.

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  • 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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$29.99
$49.99
The World of the Zebra Finches: by Cyril Rogers (Author)
The World of the Zebra Finches: by Cyril Rogers (Author) (9781852590123)

Zebra finches have been bred in captivity for many years and as a result, many different mutations have appeared. This is a detailed study of these fascinating cage and aviary birds. Recommended to all who wish to study the various colors available. The color plates bring together all the possible colors at the present time.  

This book covers the development of Zebra Finches from their first introduction into domesticity to the present day.  It traces the introduction of each mutation and mentions the personalities involved.  The management of these fascinating birds is also covered.  In addition, possibly for the first time, all the main mutations are shown in full color from paintings by Miss Frances Fry.

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  • Condition: New
  • Hardcover: 128 pages with Dust Jacket  
  • Publisher:  Nimrod Press Ltd, 1st Edition (1986)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations:  Color and B&W photos
  • ISBN-10: 1852590122
  • ISBN-13: 978-1852590123
  • Product Dimensions: 22.5 x 14.5 x 1.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight:  420 g

Contents:

i.   Monochrome Illustrations List
ii.  
Colour Plates List
iii. 
Acknowledgments

1.  Classifications
2.  
First Mutations
3.  
Some Interesting Variations
4.  
Non-standardised Varieties
5.  
The Zebra Finch Society
6.  Accommodations
7.
  Foods and Feeding

8.  Breeding
9.  Colour Inheritance
10. The Show World 

A detailed study and management of these fascinating Zebra finches and aviary birds. This book Includes B/W illustrations, and color plates by Miss Francis Fry. Zebra Finches are the most popular of all the Australian Finches, and are kept in great numbers in all countries where cage birds are bred and shown.
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Popular Ducks, Geese and Turkeys: by James Blake
Popular Ducks, Geese and Turkeys: by James Blake (Author) (9781857362220)

The book is likely to appeal to those who want as introduction to the world of these fascinating domesticated birds, which provide eggs or table birds for the discerning keeper.  When everything in the world goes wrong, this book can center you again, a practical guide to keeping, ducks, geese & turkeys, a worthwhile addition to your library and it's an enjoyable read.

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  • Condition: New
  • Paperback: 48 pages    
  • Publisher: Beech Publishing House, 2nd Edition (2000)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: Color & B&W photos
  • ISBN-10: 1857362225
  • ISBN-13: 978-1857362220
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 14.1 x .8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 140 g

Contents:

1.  Breeds of Ducks
2.  Popular Breeds - Ducks
3.  Geese
4.  Turkeys

A Color Plate Section is also included.

This is a great book on breeds of ducks, geese and turkeys, with advice on how to keep them.  There is also a color section showing some of the breeds of ducks and geese.
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$199.99
Breeds of Poultry and Their Characteristics: by Dr. Joseph Batty
Breeds of Poultry and Their Characteristics: by Dr. Joseph Batty (Author) (9781857363470)

This concise book lists all the main breeds (over 70) of poultry and explains their attributes, whether as layers, table birds or other features. these is also a listing of the likely faults so that those who wish to show can have an idea of what to aim for.

The birds are portrayed in monochrome and there are also some color illustrations of the standard breeds. These may be kept on free range or semi-intensively. The book therefore serves as an excellent introduction, not only to the popular breed, but also to old and rare breeds, many of which are being redeveloped and brought back. 

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  • Condition: New
  • Paperback: 79 pages    
  • Publisher: Beech Publishing House (1997)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: Color & B&W photos and illustrations
  • ISBN-10: 1857363477
  • ISBN-13: 978-1857363470
  • Product Dimensions: 20.5 x 14.4 x 0.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 175 g  

Covers all the major breeds (over 70) of poultry in terms of the following: 1) Appearance, 2) Characteristics, 3) Productive Qualities, 4) Utility and Exhibition Faults, and 5) General Remarks. A guide to all who wish to consider which breed to keep and know what to expect in terms of productivity. Illustrations of typical birds also included in both color and B&W.
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$24.99
Domestic Quail for Hobby or Profit: G.E.S. Robbins
Domestic Quail for Hobby or Profit: by G.E.S. Robbins (Author) (B002A8INQS  )
This small booklet has lots of valuable information on how to raise Quail.  Topics include:  Commercial Breeding, Incubation types, food requirements, feeding, disease prevention, environmental conditions, light requirements, Breeding stock, obtaining birds and equipment.  

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  • Condition: New
  • Paperback: 16 pages  
  • Publisher: AB Incubators
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: B&W photos & illustrations
  • ISBN-10:   
  • ISBN-13:    
  • ASIN:  B002A8INQS                              
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 14.8 x .2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 55 g

A small booklet with much to offer on raising Quail. Aspects of breeding, incubation, food, feeding, equipment, and even disease prevention is covered.
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$9.99
$19.99
Introduction to Quail in Captivity: by G.E.S. Robbins
Introduction to Quail in Captivity: by G.E.S. Robbins (Author) (B00OUWL4W2)
The number of people who have become interested in keeping Quail in captivity for conservation, aviculture or for their eggs and the table seems to increase each year.  Usually a start is made with a single pair and not really understanding the requirements of their purchase. 

This booklet has been designed to give the beginner a little basic guidance into the requirements to keep your birds in a healthy condition.  Some topics included in the booklet are:  Incubation Period cycle, Housing, guides to keeping a breeding different Quail breeds, food and water, Brooding temperature, purchase of stock.  

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  • Condition: New
  • Paperback: 16 pages  
  • Publisher: AB Incubators
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: B&W photos and illustrations
  • ISBN-10:   
  • ISBN-13:    
  • ASIN:  B00OUWL4W2                            
  • Product Dimensions:  21 x 14.8 x .2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 55 g

This booklet created for the Quail fancier, is the perfect guide providing a beginner with the basic guidance and requirements to keep their birds healthy.
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$9.99
$19.99
Poultry of the World: by Loyl Stromberg (Author)
Poultry of the World: by Loyl Stromberg (Author) (9781895270167)

This beautifully produced, full-color book offers the reader historical facts and ancient images as well as many anecdotal stories about chickens. The book also details the development of the hybrid poultry industry in the United States and worldwide. It contains beautiful photographs of birds and their owners from all over the world. A must for any novice, fancier, breeder, or poultry enthusiast.

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

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  • Condition: New
  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher:  Silvio Mattacchione & Co (1996)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: Color photos  
  • ISBN-10: 1895270162
  • ISBN-13: 978-1895270167
  • Product Dimensions: 24.1 x 16.5 x 2.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 839 g

Not just another book about chickens! 400 pages (Gloss Color Paper) of the most interesting facts about chickens and their contribution to our lives. Includes chapters on history of poultry, myths of domestic poultry, egg fact and fantasy, poultry researchers, long-crowing chickens, poultry tips, and poultry by country.
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$99.99
$149.99
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
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
Pionus Parrots: A Complete Guide: by Roger Sweeney (Author)
Pionus Parrots: A Complete Guide: by Roger Sweeney (Author) (9781895270228)

Roger Sweeney, with the assistance of the late John Stoodley, has created the new bible for pionus breeders and keepers. This book covers the natural history of all pionus species, pionus as pets and aviary birds, accommodations, diet, breeding, vocal abilities, behavior, and more. Highlights include an exceptional chapter on the health care and diseases of pionus by Dr. Susan Clubb, and an excellent section on artificial incubation and rearing methods. Useful addresses, appendices, a glossary, and a bibliography round out what will quickly become the standard avicultural reference book on pionus.

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  • Condition: New
  • Hardcover: 160 pages with dust jacket
  • Publisher: Silvio Mattacchione & Co. (2001)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: Color photos by John Stoodley
  • ISBN-10: 1895270227
  • ISBN-13: 978-1895270228
  • Product Dimensions:    22.8 x 16 x 1.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 440 g

Contents:

1.  The Genus of Pionus
2.  The Natural History of Pionus Parrots
3.  Pionus Parrots as Pet and Aviary Birds
4.  Accommodations for Pionus Parrots
5.  Diet and Feeding 
6.  Healthcare and Diseases
7.  Breeding Pionus Parrots in Captivity
8.  Artificial Incubation and Rearing Methods
9.  Appendices
10. Bibliography
11. Glossary
12. Useful addresses
13. Helping in the conservation of parrots in the wild

The new bible for pionus breeders and keepers covering the natural history of all pionus species, pionus as pets and aviary birds, accommodations, diet, breeding, vocal abilities, behaviour, and more.
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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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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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$99.99
Growing Wild Inviting Wildlife into your Yard: by Constance Perenyi (Author)
Growing Wild Inviting Wildlife into your Yard: by Constance Perenyi (Author) (9781895270051)

When the yard of an abandoned house goes to seed, neighbors discover that the unkempt garden attracts birds, squirrels, butterflies and other garden animals.  Illustrated with colorful collages, this picture book traces a suburban neighborhood's evolution from a sterile environment to a biologically diverse one, introducing youngsters to the concept of gardening for wildlife. 

When the house is sold, the new owners create a garden that pleases the eye and wildlife, so that everyone is happy.  This encourages neighborhood-wide changes that transforms a once lifeless garden plots into brilliant, diverse bits of "homegrown wilderness".

After the story there are easy gardening projects for parents and children to garden together.  Also listed are the names of plants and animals shown in the illustrations, ideas to attract wildlife, as well as basic gardening and ecological principles.  

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  • Condition: New
  • Paperback: 39 pages  
  • Publisher: Silvio Mattacchione & Co. (2001)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: Color illustrations by the Author
  • ISBN-10: 1895270057                                          
  • ISBN-13: 978-1895270051
  • Product Dimensions: 25.5 x 22.2 x .4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 163 g

Wonderful children's story about the yard of an abandoned house goes to seed, neighbors discover that the unkempt garden attracts birds, squirrels, butterflies and other garden animals. This encourages neighborhood-wide changes that transforms a once lifeless garden plots into brilliant, diverse bits of "homegrown wilderness"
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Poultry Houses & Appliances A DIY Guide by: Joseph Batty (Author)
Poultry Houses & Appliances A DIY Guide:by Joseph Batty (Author) (9781857361315)

This D.I.Y. Guide shows the domestic poultry keeper or small holder how he/she can produce suitable sheds, runs, and appliances at a reasonable cost. All the requirements are explained, and drawings are given to enable the reader to see what he/she can achieve by following the instructions. Save money making your own sheds, etc. This text presents detailed coverage of many types of sheds and appliances with plans. It also explains how biosecurity can be implemented as required by the government.

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  • Condition: New
  • Paperback: 154 pages
  • Publisher: Beech Publishing House (2000) 
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: B&W drawings   
  • ISBN-10: 1857361318
  • ISBN-13: 978-1857361315
  • Product Dimensions: 21.5 x 14.5 x 1.0 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 333 g

Contents:

1.  The Building of Poultry Houses
2.  Troughs and Fountains
3.  Inside Nesting-boxes and Trap-nests
4.  Coops
5.  Some Special Pens, Scratching sheds, Etc.
6.  Hurdles, Fences Etc.
7.  Various Poultry Houses Described in Detail
8.  Intensive-system Poultry Houses Described in Detail
9.  Principles in Poultry House Construction
10. Heated Outdoor Brooders or Chick Rears

11. Follow-on Outdoor Chick-Rearers
12. Grain Distributor for Poultry
Index


This is a practical guide on how the poultry fancier or smallholder can make poultry houses and related requirements at a great saving on ready made sheds, which often have to be adapted.
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The Robber Church Paperback: by Patrick Henry Omlor (Author)
The Robber Church Paperback: by Patrick Henry Omlor (Author) (9781895270204)
Patrick Omlor questioned the validity of the form of consecration in the Mass of Paul VI. His argument centered on the replacement of the Latin "Pro multis" ("for many") with the English "for all" in the rite of consecration, arguing that a deviation from the earlier wording resulted in the new Mass not constituting a proper sacrifice.

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  • Condition: New
  • Paperback: 392 pages
  • Publisher: Silvio Mattacchione & Co. (1998)
  • Illustration: Black & White
  • ISBN-10: 1895270200
  • ISBN-13: 9781895270204
  • Parcel Dimensions: 22.6 x 15.2 x 3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 567 g

About the Author


 

Patrick Henry Omlor (June 13, 1931 – May 2, 2013) was born of Catholic parents, Joseph Peter Omlor and Helen Anastasia Omlor (née Kochan), on June 13, 1931, in Amarillo, Texas. After finishing primary school at St. Mary's Academy, Amarillo, he entered Price Memorial College, a high school in Amarillo conducted by the Brothers of the Christian Schools (F.S.C.).  At the age of thirteen, in the middle of his freshman year, he was accepted at the F.S.C. Preparatory Novitiate in Glencoe, Missouri.  Five years later he commenced his studies in the F.S.C. Scholasticate at St. Mary's College in Winona, Minnesota, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics, graduating summa cum laude.  While at St. Mary's he was introduced to the Summa Theologica of St. Thomas Aquinas and learned how to study it and appreciate its incomparable importance and value.

For more than eight years Omlor benefited from the sound spiritual direction and the excellent religious and secular education provided by the Christian Brothers, blessings for which he will always be grateful.  But he came to realize that the religious state was not his true vocation and he left the F.S.C. Congregation in 1953.  Over the next eleven years, he taught mathematics at several Catholic institutions in Louisiana and California and at the Franciscan Sisters' College of St. Joseph on the Rio Grande in Albuquerque, New Mexico, (which unfortunately was later renamed the University of Albuquerque).  In 1956, while at the College of St. Joseph, he married Mary Victoria Adelo.

Following upon his career as a teacher, Mr. Omlor next became a staff mathematician at Stanford Research Institute in Menlo Park, California, where he remained until late 1972. In early 1973 he arrived in Perth, Western Australia, accompanied by his wife and their three sons and seven daughters.  Until his retirement in 1993, he held the position of Operations Research Practitioner at the Western Australian Division of the Pittsburgh-based Aluminium Company of America.


From the very beginning, Omlor understood that the English vernacular version of the Canon of the Mass (introduced in the USA on Oct 22, 1967) rendered the sacrament invalid, & he was the first to compose a competent study on the issue, thankfully, all 21 of Omlor’s writings are available in this 392-page volume covering the his Writings (1968-1997).
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Parrot Sense: by John Doole (Author)
Parrot Sense: by John Doole (Author) (9781895270143)

How to protect your bird from aviculturists, nutritionists, and the merely expert! Filled with practical advice on birdkeeping. Refreshingly original and funny. 

"These days we see the publications of more and more specialist parrot titles, ie, those covering one group, such as cockatoos, or one aspect, such as hand-rearing. The more specialized a title, the less space it usually devotes to the basics of parrot keeping. Many of these basics had to be learned the hard way - and the birds were the losers. But this wonderful book from the often - amusing pen of John Doole concentrates almost totally on the basics with a text which is liberally sprinkled with delightful an witty sketches. Not only is it fun to read - it sis completely filled with practical l advice with coverage of each subject (from which kind o water to give your birds to ringing chicks) which is perhaps more thorough than than contained in any other parrot book I have read. Neither does it suffer from hackneyed repetition; it is refreshingly original.

Many parrots are destined to benefit from this book at a time when it is increasingly important than high standards of care should become universal for captive parrots, many of which are threatened with extinction in the wild." -- Foreword by Rosemary Low , Gran Canaria 1992.

Product Details

  • Condition: New
  • Hardcover: 126 pages
  • Publisher: Silvio Mattacchione & Co (1993)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: Black/white drawings by author
  • ISBN-10: 1895270146
  • ISBN-13: 978-1895270143
  • Product Dimensions: 27.3 x 21.2 x 1.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 601 g

Contents:

1.  Acknowledgements
2.  Foreward
3.  Introduction
4.  The Philosophy of Birdkeeping
5.  Nutrition
6.  Management
7.  Housing for Success
8.  Breeding
9.  Diseases
10.  Accidents
11.  Pets
12.  Exhibiting

13. Epilogue
14. Magazines
15. About the Publisher

How to protect your bird from aviculturists, nutritionists and the merely expert! Filled with practical advice on birdkeeping. Refreshingly original and funny.
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