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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 6:03 pm 
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A new book on Old English Game fowl will be released very soon.
It has been writen by renowned breeder, judge and OEG finatic David Holden.
I believe it is currently at the printers and will be available very soon.
David lives and breathes OEG as depicted by the Australian standard. He is an active member of the Old English Game Fowl club of Australia and is Secretary/Treasurer of the South Gippsland Game Fowl club.
He attends many of the premier shows around the country, always displaying an excellent line up of birds.
The book will include many color photos of game fowl considered what the standard requires in Davids eyes.
An eagerly awaited book on OEG in this country long over due since the Royal fowl.
I for one will be looking forward to its release.


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PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2010 2:24 am 
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Let us know when it is available and how we go about obtaining it I too would be interested :thumbs:


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:13 am 
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I saw this book on the weekend, very interesting read, has great articles and pictures. Can be ordered through David Holden or will be sold at the OEG Show. All proceeds go to the OEG CLub and SOuth Gippsland club, cost is $60


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:11 am 
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Can you pls post contact details for purchasing. Thanks


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 5:54 pm 
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I can highly recommend this latest up to date book on OEG. Very easy to read and understand. Has chapters by well known and renowned identities such as Chris White, Tony Davis and Alf Woods. Also many colour photos of the correct type OEG fowl.
Truely deserves to be supported by those involved and interested in game fowl.
Contact details are David Holden 25 Miles Rd, West Creek. Victoria 3992. Ph. 0356749390


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 7:08 pm 
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Can anyone who has access to this book provide potential purchasers with more of a review. Info on book size (pp) and format, chapters, inclusions / non-inclusions, audience, etc. $60 is a lot to part with if the book doesn't offer anything further to the subject.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:32 pm 
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Mate, buy it or dont, I dont really care. Im not trying to sell it. I just gave a brief overview. Books written recently on the subject are few and far between I have found. If you are interested in game fowl it is a must I believe.
The book is called "A study of 'Old' English Game' by David Holden.
It has 72 pages. It has 40 colour photos.
Preface is by Dr. Robert Sheen
Chapter 1 H.A scale of points 1800s
Chapter 2 Quotes from memories by Derby Tupp
Chapter 3 Judging of OEG
Chapter 4 by Chris White
Chapter 5 Colours of OEG
Chapter 6 Rearing & Husbandry of OEG
Chapter 7 Exhibition & Showing
Chapter 8 Preperation of OEG for the showbench by Tony Davis
Chapter 9 Identification & Recognition by Alf Woods
Anyway as I said buy it or write your own if you like. This a bloke who has actually got of his arse and done something positive for the breed instead of being critical.
Keep your $60 and put it towards doing your own publication, Im presume you have plenty to add to the subject. David funded the book himself and I can asure you there is absolutly no profit in it for himself.
One thing is for sure as soon as you mention OEG, the stirrers come out of the wood work.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:13 pm 
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What are you so worked up about? As indicated, I haven't even seen the book yet so I'm scarcely going to stir or criticise. Thanks for the added detail.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 5:30 am 
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Sorry, mate I just worked two 18 hour days and I did go off a bit. I apologize.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:18 am 
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$60 is a lot to pay but from the Info provided it is a worthwhile investment for All Poultry Fanciers.

It is Australian and I am sure very informative

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:28 pm 
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Hi all, this sounds exactly like the sort of book I was looking for! Does anyone know if I could use this book and apply the same standards apply to bantams? Thats all I have so I want to make sure that I get the right things.
Thanks!


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:13 pm 
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OK, I'll bite.
The standard for OEG in Australia is exactly the same for large fowl and bantams.
Both should be judged the same. Bantams SHOULD be miniatures of the correct conformation large fowl.

The book will point you in the right direction.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:03 am 
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SAVE YOUR MONEY..

You would be better served by saving half your money by buying the only real Australian work on Old English Game, "THE ROYAL FOWL" by A.G.Strachan, for only, $30-00.
This book covers all that one could ask for in a definitive work on one of the oldest and noblest of all breeds of poultry.....Compulsory reading for the game student...

blueye,
It's Derby Tupp, not Tapp... And he was a long standing member of the Oxford Old English Game Fowl Club of the U.K.....And did not keep the show type fancy fowls your on about..

The Memories of Derby Tupp is a very good read for those interested in the original type old English game fowl, and it's many supporters going back to the 1920's in the U.K...

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 5:29 pm 
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I agree 'The Royal Fowl' is THE best book available on Old English Game and is compulsory reading. It is a bit hard to absorb all at once though. I enjoy going back to it time and time again and refer to it often.
Unfortunatly not much has been writen since and I for one am always on the lookout for more information. David Holdens book is one of the better ones put out in recent times. He is most definatly not of the 'Carlisle show type' school of thought and if anything is attempting to change peoples ideas on that.
I did'nt realise I was ON about anything.
Its only a book.


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