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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:00 pm 
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Excellent book David and Sigi! :D My night (week, month, year...) is planned reading and digesting this great book! It's probably going to kick start a few more projects for me too :P

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:09 pm 
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OH MY GOODNESS




Got mine today. A standing ovation David and Sigi.


I am stunned at how great his book is. It is light years ahead of any thing else I have seen.


Possibly the greatest compliment I can give, my wife said, "Now thats a book about chickens even I would read".

Everyone get one - NOW.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:18 pm 
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I got mine too and Im wrapped :D Im with raf but it was my kids who started to read it! Any other chook book theyve turned their noses up at :( I had a hard time getting it back from my eldest and she kept showing my pictures and I didnt want too see them!! (imagine the la la la la with fingers stuck in ears so i couldnt here her!! :lol: :lol: :lol:) I wanted to read it first!! :aaargh:

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:33 pm 
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Wow! Mine came today and it is just beautiful. I didn't expect it to be so big and so well presented. You've done a spectacular job David.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:03 pm 
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Fantastic!

Congratulations David and Sigi on producing such a great book. The info is great (still to read all of it yet), the photos and illustrations are just wonderful, and the overall design is very professional. And hardcover, too!

Wow...well done.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:42 pm 
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I have been totally absorbed in my copy for the last few days. Absolutely fantastic book. Thank you David and Sigi. My non chooky other half glance over my shoulder and thought it was a chicken cook book :confused: When I explained it about colur genetics he wanted to know what soup had to do with it :lol: :lol: :lol:

I can see I will be referring to it over and over again. It certainly make a much easier explanation of colur genetics for me.

Thanks heaps. A very special book.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:40 am 
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rwood wrote:
OH MY GOODNESS

Got mine today. A standing ovation David and Sigi.

Raf


Yes, excellent !
A book that will take poultry breeding into the future.


Congratulations to David and Sigi on such an informative publication. Book goes far beyond my expectations, great value, many thanks.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:15 pm 
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as above

Mine arrived yesterday - it is great. The pictures help explain the concepts of the genetics - there is so much to understand and learn - it could be read again and again and then again when trying to apply it to the particular colours you have. It is not difficult to understand though just very comprehensive.

It opens up so many ideas - I'm going to need more chooks I think :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 6:07 pm 
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Thankyou, thankyou! Mine just arrived (very slow parcel mail et Albany for some reason). I haven't read any of it yet, but presentation wise it looks FANTASTIC!! Can't wait to get into it.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 10:51 pm 
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Dear David and Sigrid,
got my copy today from the post office :D . :bounce: :catch:

It is amazing. :D :shock: :D :shock: :D Hugely professional, jam packed with detailed information, high quality photographs and exceptional illustrations. Sigrid! Your illustrations were an unexpected delight and are simply beautiful. Can't wait to read more of it and know it will be a book that is treasured always.

Thank you for writing it and going the hard yards of publishing it. It was most definitely worth the wait.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 4:34 pm 
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rwood wrote:
OH MY GOODNESS




Got mine today. A standing ovation David and Sigi.


I am stunned at how great his book is. It is light years ahead of any thing else I have seen.


Possibly the greatest compliment I can give, my wife said, "Now thats a book about chickens even I would read".

Everyone get one - NOW.
Raf



You took the words right out of my mouth Raf. A far better book than I thought I would be getting. Well done to you both and THANK YOU!


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 6:57 pm 
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Ditto. Love It

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:12 am 
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Amazing book!! Massive effort for the price 8) big thumbs up :bounce:


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 10:37 pm 
got mine today. so frustrating you cannot read and drive at the same time.

excellent book. bigger than i imagined. photos are excelent, crisp and clear and loads of them. i was thrilled to see so many colour patterns on so many different breeds. lots of lavender birds too!

the genetic explanation is kept simple and rereading the descriprion of the behaviour of different genes is refreshing and interesting. the discussions on such patterns as mille fluer is interesting and exciting.

i think it is an excellent book for the beginner and the experienced genetisist and the non believers. you would never believe the work has been translated from dutch as the language is free flowing and easy to read.

i would recomend this book not just to adults but proberbly 13 years and up and possibly younger for the enthusiastic child. i do not feel their is a need for any science education as this book fulfills sigis' promise of being written for the ignorant in such fields.

it is not only a fascinating book to read and an extremely good handbook for the poultry breeder but it also makes a beautiful coffee table book that you would not feel ashamed to show your mother (or father or partner or work mates).

thanks blackdotte (not a bad piccy of you in it too), now my neighbour wants one and i am sure there will be others putting up their hands (well i hope as it beats having to explain things to people).

great work and an excelent price. when is the next volume coming out?

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great work and an excelent price. when is the next volume coming out?

k


not that we are rushing you or anything :D :D :D but I for one will be looking forward to it----cheers pam

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