This title introduces 44 breeds of chicken which can be seen pecking an preening in Britain today. Jack accompanies each with a description of the animal's appearance and explains the different colours and patterns which appear within the breed. Jack has thoroughly researched the history of each animal and its breeding. He also gives details of their personalities and egg-laying and flying abilities. Among others, Jack introduces the lazy Barnvelder, friendly Belgian D'Uccle, the high-flying Ancona and the 'French Poodle of the chicken world' - the Faverolles. This fascinating range of breeds is sure to make anyone a chicken enthusiast. The book is designed for novices but an established enthusiast will find no shortage of interest.
1 Ancona 2 Andalusian 3 Appenzeller 4 Araucana 5 Australorp 6 Barnevelder 7 Belgian d'Uccle 8 Black Rock 9 Brahma 10 Cochin 11 Croad Langshan 12 Dorking 13 Dutch Bantam 14 Faverolles 15 Golden Phoenix 16 Hamburgh 17 Indian Game 18 Ixworth 19 Japanese Bantam 20 Jersey Giant 21 Lakenvelder 22 Legbar 23 Leghorn 24 Lincolnshire 25 Maran 26 Marsh Daisy 27 Norfolk Grey 28 Old English Game 29 Old English Pheasant Fowl 30 Orpington 31 Pekin 32 Plymouth Rock 33 Poland 34 Red Jungle Fowl 35 Rhode Island Red 36 Scots Dumpy 37 Scots Grey 38 Sebright 38 Silkie 40 Sumatra 41 Sussex 42 Vorwerk 43 Welsummer 44 Wyandotte