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Books on Breeding Chickens?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Kezzie, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. Kezzie

    Kezzie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, all!

    I apologize if there's a list somewhere that I just haven't seen yet. Can anyone recommend good beginner books on breeding chickens? Basic genetics, stuff like that. I'd like to order some from Amazon this weekend.

    There's one book that looked interesting but it's $40. It's called "Genetics of the Fowl". Do you think it's a worthwhile book?

    Thanks for your help!!
     
  2. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    The Mating and Breeding of Poultry, Harry M Lamon and Rob R Slocum, Its an old book thats been reprinted but it has good info and understandable for the beginner.
     
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yes, Genetics of the Fowl is a good book and worthwhile. It has much more detail than most of the book I've read. Another good one is Genetics and Evolution of the Domestic Fowl by Lewis Stevens. It is a smaller book (300 pgs), but written well.
     
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    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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  5. TimG

    TimG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I haven't found a good, practical, beginner book.

    There are links to a number of online books here including Genetics of the Fowl. I'd suggest at least browsing through it before plunking down the $40.
     
  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    The first website I mentioned is very good for beginners. It's the place to start if you know almost nothing about genetics.
     
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    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is it? A backup? It seems more elaborate as the old webpages I remember that got offline. Thanks!
     
  8. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    I gather. Not too long ago I mentioned that it was a shame it was no longer available and someone sent me the link. Apparently there is truth in "once you post it online, it's there forever"

    Looks pretty similar to what I remember from the last time I saw it as it's own website. Not sure if it lost anything that had been updated from when it was on the pekin board,
     

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