Author(s): BATTY J


Was $80.00 Dr Batty begins his well researched book with a quote on The origin of the Bantam from The Poultry Yard written by Miss E Watts round about 1858, stating that the Bankiva jungle fowl may be the origin of our Bantam breeds . The term Bantam would seem to establish the fact. Bantam is the name of a town and district in the North-West of Java. Miss Watts goes on to date the introduction of the Bantam into England as round about 1602 when the English erected a factory in Bantam. The term later became applied to all small or dwarf fowls. Dr Batty goes on to define exactly what a Bantam is, how some Large Fowl breeds do not have miniature versions and how there is a group of true bantams which does not have Large Fowl counterparts, such as the Japanese Bantam and the Booted Bantam. He then gives a classification of the Bantam followed by an alphabetical listing with description of appearances, origin, exhibition faults and so on, with accompanying colour photos, Bantams do have some advantages over Large Fowl in that they take up less space, are easier to transport to a show and are a size which a child can handle - but they do not have their splendid magnificence. This is an excellent book for the beginner to poultry as he (or she) can get a very clear idea of what the various breeds should look like and something of their history. ISBN: 9781857364552 Title: BANTAMS AND SMALL POULTRY Author: BATTY J Year: 2008 Format: HARD BACK Price: $30.00 Pages: 224 Dimension: 215mm X 150mm

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  • : 9781857364552
  • : BEECH
  • : BEECH
  • : September 2008
  • : 210mm X 148mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

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  • : 636.5871
  • : 232
  • : mono illustrations throughout, 8 colour pages
  • : BATTY J
  • : Hardback