Storey's Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds

Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Turkeys, Emus, Guinea Fowl, Ostriches, Partridges, Peafowl, Pheasants, Quails, Swans

Author: Carol Ekarius

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612128432

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

View: 3581

More than 128 birds strut their stuff across the pages of this definitive primer for intrepid poultry farmers and feather fanciers alike. From the Manx Rumpy to the Redcap and the Ancona duck to his Aylesbury cousin, each breed is profiled with a brief history, detailed descriptions of identifying characteristics, and colorful photography. Comprehensive and fun, Storey’s Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds celebrates the personalities and charming good looks of North America’s quirkiest barnyard birds and waterfowl.

Storey's Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds

Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Turkeys, Emus, Guinea Fowl, Ostriches, Partridges, Peafowl, Pheasants, Quails, Swans

Author: Carol Ekarius

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1580176674

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

View: 9148

More than 128 birds strut their stuff across the pages of this definitive primer for intrepid poultry farmers and feather fanciers alike. From the Manx Rumpy to the Redcap and the Ancona duck to his Aylesbury cousin, each breed is profiled with a brief history, detailed descriptions of identifying characteristics, and colorful photography. Comprehensive and fun, Storey’s Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds celebrates the personalities and charming good looks of North America’s quirkiest barnyard birds and waterfowl.

Storey's Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds

Author: Carol Ekarius

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781580176682

Category: Nature

Page: 278

View: 6547

Presents more than 120 barnyard fowl and wild fowl from chickens and turkeys to emus and pheasants. For each animal, readers will find color photographs, a brief history, and a detailed description. The identifying characteristics included for each breed are: class (standard and bantam); size (for cocks and hens); appearance of comb, wattles, and earlobes; color (everything from black-breasted red to silver laced); place of origin; conservation status; and special qualities (including longevity, size and quantity of eggs, quality of meat, and other relevant uses).

Storey's Illustrated Breed Guide to Sheep, Goats, Cattle and Pigs

163 Breeds from Common to Rare

Author: Carol Ekarius

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781612122663

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 320

View: 6115

From the large-tailed Karakul sheep to the floppy-eared Gloucestershire Old Spot pig, North America is home to an extraordinary array of livestock. Comprehensive, colorful, and captivating, Storey’s Illustrated Breed Guide to Sheep, Goats, Cattle, and Pigs features full-color profiles of 163 livestock breeds. Whether you’re looking for a gentle domestic backyard animal or are hoping to introduce a rare heritage breed on your farm, you’re sure to find an animal that’s perfect for your needs.

The Complete Guide to Poultry Breeds

Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply

Author: Melissa Nelson

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601383770

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 287

View: 2182

Overview: There are more poultry breeds than most individuals realize and for anyone considering or preparing to get involved in the raising and breeding of poultry, it is vital to understand as much as possible about as many of them as possible. With more than 500 breeds recognized by the American Poultry Association, there are different feed necessities, housing requirements, incubation times, egg information, and costs of raising just about any of these various breeds. This book provides the details that every potential poultry breed needs to start creating detailed plans for purchasing, raising, and breeding their new small farm animals. You will learn about each of the more than 500 different breeds of poultry, from chickens to turkeys and ducks. Each breed will be laid out with complete details about everything you need to know to raise them effectively. From how to breed that particular breed to how to raise the chicks, you will be able to breed and gather eggs from chickens and breed for meat the ducks and turkeys you select. You will learn exactly which breeds are best for egg production by volume and quality and which ones are best for meat by taste and quality. You will learn the dietary needs of each breed and what they require from you to stay alive in all four seasons as well. Poultry and small farming experts were interviewed for this book to provide detailed insight into how poultry is selected and raised and throughout the book you will find small bits of information about how each breed is different from the rest, what suggestions are offered for raising that particular breed and which breeds to completely steer clear of. You will learn which poultry breeds have been used for hundreds of years on small farms everywhere and which ones are rarely used and for what reasons. Whether you are starting a farm and need a half dozen good poultry breeds for your coups or are just adding a small area on your property to raise some chickens, this guide will provide everything you need to understand and select the proper breed for your needs.

Pocketful of Poultry

Author: Carol Ekarius

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1580176771

Category: Nature

Page: 272

View: 6862

Poultry in a pocket-size book? Why not, when the birds in question are neatly corralled into an appealing little volume, just right for gift giving, easy browsing, or tucking into a bag or pocket for quick reference at a poultry show or auction. More than 100 poultry pals show their amazing colors in full-page images that capture their good looks and lively personalities. Intricate feather patterns, imposing crests and wattles, and grinning beaks are just a few of their appealing features. From laying hens to heritage turkeys to adorable ducks, here are all the common barnyard favorites, plus rare breeds from around the world. Facing each poultry portrait is an informational page offering facts about the breed and a handy at-a-glance reference bar identifying the type of poultry (chicken, turkey, duck, goose), its primary use (laying, meat, game, or ornamental bird), and its conservation status. Breeders, enthusiasts, and anyone who has ever paused to admire a handsome chicken will be delighted by the photographs and enlightened by the breed profiles in Pocketful of Poultry.

The Chicken Encyclopedia

An Illustrated Reference

Author: Gail Damerow

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603427767

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 320

View: 1023

From addled to wind egg and crossed beak to zygote, the terminology of everything chicken is demystified in The Chicken Encyclopedia. Complete with breed descriptions, common medical concerns, and plenty of chicken trivia, this illustrated A-to-Z reference guide is both informative and entertaining. Covering tail types, breeding, molting, communication, and much more, Gail Damerow provides answers to all of your chicken questions and quandaries. Even seasoned chicken farmers are sure to discover new information about the multifaceted world of these fascinating birds.

The Illustrated Guide to Ducks and Geese and Other Domestic Fowl

How To Choose Them - How To Keep Them

Author: Celia Lewis

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472906462

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 3047

With just a little land and available water, you can raise a variety of domestic fowl, from friendly ducks and characterful geese to guineafowl, dainty quail, placid turkeys or even peafowl. Illustrated with the author's charming watercolour paintings, this book is packed with practical tips on keeping domestic fowl and selecting the right breed for your circumstances. Covering 65 domestic breeds of ducks, geese, guineafowl, quail, turkeys and peafowl, the book gives an insight into the individual personalities and attributes of each kind of bird. The breed profiles are written in engaging text and include the history and place of origin, colour combinations, differences between male and female birds, the appearance of hatchlings and the numbers of eggs to expect. As well as selecting an appropriate breed, you need to consider your neighbours, the kinds of bird you can and should keep, whether you want them for eggs or as pets, and whether you want to breed them. The book offers helpful advice on all these issues and also on housing, the provision of water, feeding and the noise and impact your birds will have, as well as preventing and treating common ailments. Whether you are starting out as a smallholder, are interested in raising a few ducks or geese in a suburban or rural setting, or are simply a devotee of domestic fowl there is plenty to captivate you in this book.

Guide to Raising Chickens

Author: Gail Damerow

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603424695

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 438

View: 9926

A guide to raising one chicken or one hundred. It features topics from starting a backyard flock to putting eggs on the table.

The Field Guide to Fleece

100 Sheep Breeds and How to Use Their Fibers

Author: Deborah Robson,Carol Ekarius

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612121780

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 231

View: 4484

Provides different breeds of sheep and explains the best way to prepare their fleece for spinning, the natural colors of the fleece and how well it dyes, the best use for the wool, and fleece weights, staple lengths, and fiber diameters.

The Backyard Field Guide to Chickens

Chicken Breeds for Your Home Flock

Author: Christine Heinrichs

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 076035121X

Category: Pets

Page: 208

View: 6955

Chickens have pecked their way into our backyards and they're here to stay. Useful creatures in myriad ways, chickens do much more than simply lay fresh eggs--and different breeds of chickens are good for different reasons. The Backyard Field Guide to Chickens organizes those many breeds in an easy-to-read handbook. So, when it comes time to choose what kind of chickens you'll keep, you'll want to reach for this book. Each breed of chicken listed in the field guide is accompanied by color photos and a thorough description of the bird, detailing the breed's particular usefulness, adaptation to climate, coloration, number of eggs typically laid, foraging ability, temperament, and other distinctive qualities. Fun facts will also be included about the varieties of chickens, which range from obscure hybrids to common breeds, such as Iowa Blues and Russian Orloffs. What the cluck are you waiting for? Peck out this book!

Chicken Breeds & Care

A Color Directory of the Most Popular Breeds and Their Care

Author: Frances Bassom

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: 9781554074730

Category: Pets

Page: 208

View: 9354

A guide to keeping chickens offers advice on housing, care, feeding, breeding, and showing and includes profiles of more than seventy of the most popular breeds, detailing origins, weight ranges, egg characteristics, physical appearance, and behavior.

Storey's Guide to Raising Sheep

Breeding, Care, Facilities

Author: Paula Simmons,Carol Ekarius

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603424598

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 438

View: 3063

Presents tips on choosing breeds, feeding, housing, breeding, lambing, and health care for raising sheep.

The Concise Encyclopedia of Poultry Breeds

Author: Fred Hams

Publisher: Southwater Pub

ISBN: 9781844760589

Category: Pets

Page: 128

View: 3506

This is a comprehensive guide to the main poultry breeds around the world, with fascinating information on their appearance, size, traits and more. Popular foundation breeds such as Lackenvelder are covered in detail, as well as true bantams such as the Dutch Bantam and the miniature Cochin Bantam.

The Joy of Keeping Chickens

The Ultimate Guide to Raising Poultry for Fun or Profit

Author: Jennifer Megyesi

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1634500261

Category: Nature

Page: 272

View: 7615

Finally backyard farmers who want to keep a few hens for eggs have a bible that's attractive enough to leave out on the coffee table, and inexpensive enough to purchase on a whim. This comprehensive guide, written in charming prose from the perspective of an organic farmer, will appeal to readers who are interested in raising chickens, or simply want the best knowledge about how to cook them. With this in mind, farmer and animal expert Jennifer Megyesi discusses all the basic details of raising the birds—general biology, health, food, choosing breeds, and so on—and she cuts through the smoke to identify what terms like "organic," "free-range," and so on really mean for poultry farmers and consumers. No chicken book would be complete without information on how to show chickens for prizes, and this is no different, but The Joy of Keeping Chickens also stresses the importance of self-sustainability and organic living, and the satisfaction of keeping heirloom breeds. Readers will appreciate the comprehensive nature of this readable, informative guide, and Megyesi's enthusiasm about keeping chickens. Coupled with Geoff Hansen's gorgeous full-color photographs, this text makes for an instant classic in the category.

Hatching and Brooding Your Own Chicks

Author: Gail Damerow

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612120148

Category: House & Home

Page: 239

View: 4075

Presents a guide to acquiring and brooding hatchlings, covering such topics as setting up a brooder; managing water, feed, and bedding; chick development and health issues; and managing and operating the incubator.

Bantams

Husbandry and Care, Diseases, and Breeding, with a Special Chapter on Understanding Bantams

Author: Helga Fritzsche

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

ISBN: 9780812036879

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 72

View: 8266

Tells how to select, house, feed, and care for bantams, describes different varieties, and discusses breeding, nutrition, and common ailments

The Magnificent Chicken

Portraits of the Fairest Fowl

Author: Tamara Staples,Ira Glass,Christa Velbel

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452113440

Category: Photography

Page: 132

View: 9422

This fully revised and expanded version of the classic volume The Fairest Fowl is a visual celebration of the wonder, peculiarity, and magnificence of championship chickens.

The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook

More Than 200 Fibers, from Animal to Spun Yarn

Author: Carol Ekarius,Deborah Robson

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603427643

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 448

View: 4411

This one-of-a-kind encyclopedia shines a spotlight on more than 200 animals and their wondrous fleece. Profiling a worldwide array of fiber-producers that includes northern Africa’s dromedary camel, the Navajo churro, and the Tasmanian merino, Carol Ekarius and Deborah Robson include photographs of each animal’s fleece at every stage of the handcrafting process, from raw to cleaned, spun, and woven. The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook is an artist’s handbook, travel guide, and spinning enthusiast’s ultimate reference source all in one.

Mini Encyclopedia of Chicken Breeds and Care

Author: Frances Bassom

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781842862124

Category: Chicken breeds

Page: 208

View: 8633

This 'Miniencyclopedia' presents a line-up of more than 70 of the most popular breeds of chicken. In addition to the detailed descriptive profiles, an illustrated introductory section provides all the essential advice about housing and caring for your birds.