anyone recommend a book on breeding/showing chickens?

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anyone recommend a book on breeding/showing chickens?

Postby subeyman » 02 Dec 2011, 10:47

As above, Im thinking about being a sponge for the next year and reading up and going to as many shows as I can then hopefully take part, I don't wanna jump in the deep end, id like to get some knowledge first as this is my first year in keeping chickens :grin:
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Re: anyone recommend a book on breeding/showing chickens?

Postby lazaf » 30 Dec 2011, 22:44

Best of luck with it subeyman. You could try this one "Exhibition Poultry Keeping" by David Scrivener.
List of Contents
•A brief history of poultry shows
• Choosing your breeds
• The organization of poultry showing
• Housing and equipment
• Nutrition
• Incubation, broody hens and incubators
• Chick rearing
• Show bird training and preparation
• Judging systems: grading or comparison
• General defects
• Some poultry genetics
• Double mating
• Selection and breeding systems
• Health and disease.
• Appendix: The poultry fancy worldwide
• Bibliography
• Index
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Re: anyone recommend a book on breeding/showing chickens?

Postby tweedy » 31 Dec 2011, 00:28

Although daves books are very good i would also suggest joining your local poultry club.
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Re: anyone recommend a book on breeding/showing chickens?

Postby subeyman » 31 Dec 2011, 19:01

cool thx!
Not sure if we have a local poultry club, ill look into it.
Thanks :)

I have a young pair of coronation sussex bantams which I might use, I bought em for my grandad a few months ago but ive nicked em back off him, lol
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