what book is the best for breeding ~ colors ,genetics,SOP?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Soaring Chicks, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. Soaring Chicks

    Soaring Chicks Soaring Hawks Farm

    Jan 3, 2010
    I'm looking for a book I can lean on while I'm breeding towards a new color in a coulpe of my flocks. Or one that would give info on bettering the color I already have.
    I also am looking into the genetics and SOP.
    Any info would be great. The name of the books and who wrote it better.
  2. Soaring Chicks

    Soaring Chicks Soaring Hawks Farm

    Jan 3, 2010
    Can anyone give me the name of the book? Please!
  3. catwalk

    catwalk Songster

    May 19, 2009
    Austinhart123 just bought "Genetics of Chicken Colors" by Sigrid Van Dort, I believe. Several people on here have the book and recommend it, and I am considering getting my own copy.
    Expensive, but worth every penny, I'm told!

    eta: I know Sigrid wrote it, but I believe Austin just bought it. PM him and ask him what he thinks!
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2010
  4. What about the Standard...
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  5. catwalk

    catwalk Songster

    May 19, 2009
  6. I have the APA Color Standard of Perfection and I do like the book. Its great. [​IMG]
  7. gootziecat

    gootziecat Songster 10 Years

    Nov 27, 2007
    Hampshire Co, WV
    I couldn't find a price for the Chicken Colour e-Book. If it has to be printed to get a hardcopy, cost increases. I purchased the book 21st Century Poultry Breeding by Grant Brereton. It's focuses on Wyandottes but it's applicable to other breeds as well. It isn't a bad book for the price.
  8. cubakid

    cubakid Songster

    Aug 22, 2010
    For bantams i would go with Bantam Chickens by Fred P. Jeffery it is a wonderful book that has information on varieties, conditioning, breeds, and has information from actual breeders and has tips on coops and all the essentials for serious breeders. It even shows what genetics make up sertain varieties.
  9. Soaring Chicks

    Soaring Chicks Soaring Hawks Farm

    Jan 3, 2010
    Thanks! I just got all of these. Something must be up with my internet. [​IMG]
    To all that replyed Thanks! I'll look those up and see if I can't find them. I had someone tell me what book to get and could not find the name of it any where! Thanks alot! [​IMG]
    Oh and I'm only breeding standard poultry. Sorry I should have put that.

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