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Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by loverOFchickens, Jun 20, 2009.
Website exept BYC of course we all know you like that already .
Can't wait to see the anwsers .
And book Storey's Illustrated Guide To Poultry Breeds by Carol Ekarius
1. BYC - of course
2. feathersite.com - great pictures
3. http://www.ithaca.edu/staff/jhenderson/chooks/chooks.html - this is a great quick reference on breeds
1. Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens by Gail Damerow (not a lot of pictures though, but alot of good information)
2. Chickens by Sue Weaver (much smaller book - not near as informative as my first choice, but i really liked it, it also listed the BYC in the back as a reference, which is how i found this site)
3. Extraordinary Chickens and Extra Extraordinary Chickens by Stephen Green-Armytage (best pictures, definitely a great coffee table book)
ETA book number 3
Oh I forgot to mention one of my favorite books is The History of Domestic Poultry.... not sure on the author has info on most breeds.
Keep them coming..
My favorite poultry-related book is Extraordinary Chickens. When I was in middle school, Smithsonian Magazine did an article featuring the photographer's pictures of chickens. I loved it so much that I wrote a letter to the magazine telling them how great I thought the article was. They forwarded my letter to the photographer and he sent me a free, autographed calendar with tons of his chicken photos.
Now I get the yearly Extraordinary Chickens calendars for my kitchen, and cut up old ones to have pictures to decorate my classroom with. I love weirding out the city kids. A lot of them think all chickens look like Foghorn Leghorn (they've never seen Silkies, any kind of Polish, etc.).
Quote:I completely forgot to put that one on my list...I LOVE THAT BOOK too!!! The best pictures.
Book: Storey's guide (it sits on my desk)
Mother Earth News (handy to compare the now & then)
The Chicken Health Handbook is the most useful book