This book provides a fully detailed reference guide to virtually every rare breed that is likely to be encountered by poultry fanciers and covers the rarest, most obscure and, in a few cases, even extinct breeds of chickens and bantams that are often not mentioned in poultry books.
One of the main reasons why fanciers keep particular breeds is that they wish to have 'a small piece of history' running around their garden. Accordingly, this book has a strong historical content. A meticulously researched, encyclopaedic reference work that covers well over 160 rare breeds of chickens. It contains detailed historical information, descriptions of the breeds and advice about special management requirements.
Packed with facts and details, drawn together from a wide range of sources, that would otherwise be difficult to find.
Hardback, 272 pages illustrated with over 230 colour photographs.