No, I've heard its good. I looked up van Dort's book and it is available here: http://www.chickencolours.com/pagina4.html for the low price of maybe 75 Euro~$100. They do list an American contact, so someone may have imported several books for resale. My University's inter-library loan system only had one hit--in Brisbane, AU. I also have heard good things about Poultry Breeding and Genetics by Roy D. Crawford (a mere $685 on Amazon through the marketplace) Anyone have/read this one? So not so much for me. The APA SOP is higher priority in my budget right now. Buy hatching egg or buy books. The eternal debate.