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British Poultry Standards (new edition)

Posted: 06 Mar 2008, 17:39
by tuzo2k
Just been confirmed the new edition of the British Poultry Standards will be available in July £60. Late birthday/early christmas pressie to myself! :D :D

Posted: 17 Apr 2008, 15:46
by mojo
yes but how differant from the currant issue will it be ....any ideas

Posted: 13 Jun 2008, 15:18
by tuzo2k
It hasn't arrived yet but as I understand it any new colours approved by the standards will be included and obviously any changes in the standards. Other than that its "suck it and see". It is a relatively expensive book but well worth it for any serious poultry breeder and fancier - and essential is you are showing birds. I presume - at least in the UK - it can be loaned from a Library but I know you are in France MOJO.

hi

Posted: 13 Jun 2008, 21:28
by mojo
tuzo do you know if it is a bound book or loose leaf .......also do you know more about french standards..........at a expo i was told you can download pages on internet but have not found website.....but am on dialup so takes ages searching

Posted: 14 Jun 2008, 14:40
by tuzo2k
British Poultry Standards comes in Hardback. I am also trying to source the French equivalent and will let you know if I am successful. There must be a standards book to serve as a 'bible' for the judges. Regards Jan - OH Richard.

Posted: 14 Jun 2008, 15:30
by mojo
i saw a french judge with his standards several years ago it was a large ringfolder type book

Posted: 29 Oct 2008, 01:20
by JC
I might get it at xmas :D

Posted: 29 Oct 2008, 23:04
by Magpie
I got the new standards a month or so ago - it is not good :evil: While the text is apparently fine and some silly mistakes have been corrected (like the underfluff colour of Lakenvelders which was wrong before) but the photographic reproduction is awful.

Some of the photos are John Tarren images that have been used in the previous edition and other books but the reproduction in the new edition makes them vary from too dark to see, over saturated or just out of focus :shock: Many other photos/paintings in the book are poor too.

A real waste of £60 as far as I'm concerned, much better to get a secondhand copy of the last edition for about £20!

Tim

Posted: 31 Oct 2008, 02:04
by JC
Where can i get one of them secondhand? Which edition is the latest one?

Posted: 31 Oct 2008, 05:37
by Sylvia
They are selling a used copy of the 5th Edition for £122.75 + £2.75 p&p on Amazon. :shock:

Posted: 31 Oct 2008, 17:46
by mojo
that would buy a lot of chooks or food

Posted: 31 Oct 2008, 20:52
by Magpie
I've seen the 5th edition go for c. £20-30 on ebay. Current edition is the sixth.

Tim

Posted: 31 Oct 2008, 21:08
by mojo
thats a bettter price

Re: British Poultry Standards (new edition)

Posted: 18 Mar 2009, 15:00
by Big D
5th edition is a rare as hens teeth. I have been looking for a couple of months. Everyone must be hanging on to it if the 6th is as bad as Magpie says.

£56 for the 6th edition :shock: what is it bound in rare yak leather embossed in gold leaf?

Re: British Poultry Standards (new edition)

Posted: 24 Mar 2009, 23:08
by tuzo2k
When I bought the fifth edition the cost was around £50 so not much of an increase - although from what I have heard the print/paper quality is not that good for the latest edition. Richard