Synopses & Reviews
Poultry in a pocket-size book? Why not, when the birds in question are neatly corralled into an appealing little volume, just right for gift giving, easy browsing, or tucking into a bag or pocket for quick reference at a poultry show or auction.
More than 100 poultry pals show their amazing colors in full-page images that capture their good looks and lively personalities. Intricate feather patterns, imposing crests and wattles, and grinning beaks are just a few of their appealing features. From laying hens to heritage turkeys to adorable ducks, here are all the common barnyard favorites, plus rare breeds from around the world.
Facing each poultry portrait is an informational page offering facts about the breed and a handy at-a-glance reference bar identifying the type of poultry (chicken, turkey, duck, goose), its primary use (laying, meat, game, or ornamental bird), and its conservation status. Breeders, enthusiasts, and anyone who has ever paused to admire a handsome chicken will be delighted by the photographs and enlightened by the breed profiles in Pocketful of Poultry.
"Why'd the chicken cross the road? For a copy of Pocketful of Poultry, of course." Albuquerque Journal
"Hundreds of chickens, ducks, geese, and turkeys are beautifully illustrated in this field guide. Along with the color photos of each bird are facts on the breed history, size, features, place of origin, special qualities, and conservation status. Fascinating facts and detailed photos portraying poultry features are strewn throughout the guide. The chicken section classifies each breed as ornamental, laying, or meat variety. A glossary of the conservation status terms and several pages describing the color varieties of poultry complete the book." Booklist
Ever active and always entertaining, barnyard birds have a special knack for making us smile. In this portable guide, Carol Ekarius profiles more than 100 feathered species, from pecking chickens and preening turkeys to the delightful swimmers among ducks and geese. Packed with expert information, this invaluable resource helps you quickly and accurately identify poultry while also providing insight into puzzling bird behaviors. Breeders and bird-enthusiasts of all types will benefit from this well-organized guide to the exciting and multifaceted world of poultry.
104 Fabulous Fowl
Pecking, clucking, posing, preening. Whatever they happen to be doing, barnyard birds have a special knack for making us smile. Enjoy their charm and discover interesting facts about your favorite chickens, turkeys, ducks, and geese in this fun and informative handbook. The poultry have all put their best feathers forward for you!
About the Author
Carol Ekarius is the co-author of The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook and the author of several books, including Storey’s Guide to Raising Sheep (with Paula Simmons), Small-Scale Livestock Farming, Storey’s Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds, and Storey’s Illustrated Breed Guide to Sheep, Goats, Cattle, and Pigs. She lives in the mountains of Colorado where her four-legged and winged family keeps her busy.