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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 3:59 pm 
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Wrights Book Of Poultry as Edited by S H Lewer
Encyclopeadia Of Poultry by J Stephen Hicks (invaluable)
Poultry Breeding & Management by Willian Broomhead
International Book of Poultry by George Woodward (Aust)
Standards for Excellence In Poultry by Victorian Poultry & Kennell Club (Aust)
Australasian Book Of Poultry by A J Compton (Aust)
Feathered Year Book Of South Australia 1929 (Aust)
Poultry Colour Guide by Batty & Francis
Fortunes From Eggs by Karswood
All Breeds Of Poultry by Frank L Platt
Eggs by Mrs De Salis
Heredity In Poultry by Reginald Crundell Punnett
Mendelism by Reginald Crundell Punnett
Genetics & Evolution Of The Domestic Fowl by Lewis Stevens
Genetics Of The Fowl by F B Hutt
Our Poultry And All About Them by Harrison Weir

That would equate to about $5000 or so. There is also for instance a brilliant book available through bookfinder on Poultry Diseases by the State of Idaho I think. 1400 pages. I have one spare copy of that.

I have many other books specifically on particular breeds of interest to me.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 9:47 am 
byhookorchook you should have put them in alphabetical order to make it easier for others to add to your list. thankyou for that. we need a place where we can put book reviews and comments. also file books under different topics, eg: incubation, health, breeds, general, antiques etc. it would be great.
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Probably right. An alphabeticla order would be easier to look up too like a library. Still, some of the books are quite rare and expensive, I put them more in order of usefulness to me. At some point, the site could explore a poultry topic library, as long as it doesn't breach copyright.

You go to the largest library and the only books they usually have would be stuff like Keeping Chickens, . Our own library would be invaluable especially for people who could not afford access to the rarer references. Such topics as Game Fowl Breeding etc. That would be a heads up on other countries! Having said that , one library good for poultry books is the National Lirary at Canberra but it is a little inconvenient. If we had our own it could be quicker and easier to get references people seek.

Just some thoughts out loud.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 11:28 pm 
byhookorchook....who is harry? why would he want anything? why wouldn't he pay?

i like the book thing but i couldn't help notice the little bit at the bottom of your comment.
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Hi byhookorchook,

The Library idea sounds great!

Having worked in Libraries for years I have always been a little disappointed at the lack of Poultry Reference material available.

Maybe if we have a Library, I could then be the Lending Librarian! :lol:

Tish :)


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 8:16 pm 
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A poultry resource through here would be quite a comprhensive library. Just don't know how to develop the idea without the general population on this board wanting to pick it up and run.

To Ruff, the Harry thing is a personal thing. I still have three crates of his here as he has so far preferred not to pick them up. If you think for a while, or ask around, it is easily realised of whom I am speaking.

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 Post subject: More books
PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 11:46 am 
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Creative Poultry Breeding by Clive Carefoot
Poultry Breeding & Genetics Ed by Crawfoot
Genetics & Evolution of the Domestic Fowl Lewis Stevens
An Introduction to the Colorforms of the Domestic Fowl Brian Reeder
Genetics of Chicken colours-The Basics S van Dort


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I read jackie french's Chook Book
was perfect for a beginner like me :)


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 Post subject: Useful texts
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:19 pm 
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I'm of the opinion that there's little new in poultry keeping and most of the useful information is already out there. One book that I go back to regularly is Pictorial Poultry Keeping by Pearson (1955). The photos in this book are fantastic and instructive.

The first edn has a few extra pics and pages -

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A 2nd end was published in 1962 and has a different dust wrapper -

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This is a common and cheap book in 2nd hand bookshops (esp. online in the UK) and will greatly benefit newcomers.


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