Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book.
Sample Book Insights:
#1 The American Poultry Association’s American Standard of Perfection describes and depicts the one-hundred-plus breeds currently recognized by the American Poultry Association. The American Bantam Association publishes its own standard, which doesn’t always agree with the APA Standard.
#2 The classification of large breeds indicates their origins. The American, Asiatic, Continental, English, Mediterranean, and Other classifications are for large breeds, while the Bantam classifications are specific to bantams.
#3 The most common variety among chickens is the single comb, a series of upright sawtooth zigzags. Other varieties include feather placement or comb style.
#4 A strain is a group of chickens bred with emphasis on specific traits. Strains are derived from a single breed, selected for what the owner perceives to be superior qualities. Whether or not these chickens are considered purebred is a matter of contention.