Genetics Books

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Dustin Biery, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2007
    Mulberry, Arkansas
    Can anyone suggest some good books to read to try and help me comprehend what I am learning here. I would love to be able to look stuff up on my own.

    Thanks!
     
  2. seriousbill

    seriousbill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Poultry Breeding and Genetics by R. D. Crawford (1990) is one I've seen mentioned a lot by folks in the know. I don't own it (yet).

    Also, An Introduction to Color Forms of the Domestic Fowl by Reeder (2006).
     
  3. SusanJoM

    SusanJoM Chillin' With My Peeps

  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Genetics and Evolution of the Domestic Fowl by Lewis Stevens

    An Introduction to Color Forms of the Domestic Fowl: A Look at Color Varieties and How They Are Made by Brian Reeder

    Genetics of the Fowl: The Classic Guide to Poultry Breeding and Chicken Genetics by F.B. Hutt

    Jody
     
  5. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    There is a book coming out, it will be titled something like 'chicken genetics for dummies' but they wont use dummies due to trade marks and royalties and such. I will try to find the link, I saw it on the-coop.
     
  6. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2007
    Mulberry, Arkansas
    Ok, so I dont want to sound like a tight-wad, but these books are really expensive. Like buying college textbooks! Can anyone help me discern which ones are going to be the best for a beginner in genetics?
     
  7. wishin4chicken

    wishin4chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2007
    Mulberry, Arkansas
    Mike, any luck locating that link? I searched over there and didn't find it. Let me know when you can! Thanks again everyone!
     
  9. banter

    banter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2008
    Raymond Maine
    How close are you to your local library? They should be able to get you books inter-library loan from all over the state. The reference librarian can do a search for you to find what's out there.
    Some of these books will be non circulating, do to the nature of the book. They may only be in the reference dept. for library use only. then you would have to go there to see them. If you get a library card in your state you may also be able to request from/ or use a college library.I would think an Agricultural collage in your are might have what you are looking for.
    Reference librarians can also request copies of materials for a small fee, or sometimes free.It's a start!
    From a retired librarian
     
  10. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Thanks for the references!
     
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