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Book on BWA standards

Over 200 pictures and photographs. Descriptions and specifications of waterfowl common in the UK

Pocket sized A5, only £12.00

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Authors Title Price P & P
Ashton, C & M Colour breeding in Domestic Ducks 10.00 2.95
Ashton, C & M The Domestic Duck (paperback) 14.00 2.95
Ashton, C Domestic Geese (paperback) 14.99 2.95
Ashton, C Keeping Geese – Breeds & Management 18.99 2.95
Ashton, C & M Keeping Ducks & Geese 14.99 2.95
Ashton, C & M The Indian Runner Duck 16.00 2.95
BWA Standards 2008 British Waterfowl Standards 2008 (spiral bound) 12.00 2.80
BWA Standards 1999 British Waterfowl Standards 1999 (hardback) 7.50 2.80
Bartlett Ducks & Geese - A guide to Management 9.50 2.95
Batty Domesticated Ducks and Geese 18.00 2.95
Birkbeck Wildfowl at Home - (new revised edition) 8.50 2.20
Cabot Wildfowl 25.00 3.80
Grow Modern Waterfowl Management Breeding Guide (out of stock) 21.00 2.95
Hobson Backyard Ducks & Geese 10.99 2.20
Holderread The Book of Geese 13.00 2.95
Holderread Storey's Guide to Raising Ducks 12.50 2.95
Hutchins Wildfowl of the Northern Hemisphere 12.00 2.95
Kear The Mute Swan 2.50 1.30
Lever The Mandarin Duck (out of stock) 2.50 1.30
Owen The Barnacle Goose 2.50 1.30
Raethel The New Duck Handbook 8.50 2.95
Roberts Poultry & Waterfowl Problems 8.00 2.20
Roberts Ducks & Geese at Home 7.50 2.20
Roberts Ducks & Geese in Colour 8.00 2.20
Roberts Modern Vermin Control 8.00 2.20
Roberts Incubation at Home (4th ed) 7.50 2.20
Roberts V Diseases of Free Range Poultry 3rd ed. 19.99 2.95
Terrell, Kay & Ashton Call & Other Bantam Ducks 14.95 2.95
Sheraw The Call Duck Breed Book (Revised edition) 17.00 2.95
Sheraw The East Indie Duck 17.00 2.95
Sheraw & Stromberg Successful Duck & Goose Raising 9.99 2.95
Thear Incubation; a Guide to Hatching and Rearing 6.50 2.20
Thear Starting with Ducks 7.50 2.20
Thear Starting with Chickens 7.50 2.20
Thear Starting with Geese 7.50 2.20
Todd, Frank S Handbook of Waterfowl Identification 14.95 2.95
Todd, Frank S Natural History of the Waterfowl 70.00 5.20
Rare, out of print or 2nd hand books (please phone for condition)
Anderson Brown The Incubation Book 10.00 2.95
Birtwistle Duck Keeping for Pleasure and Profit 8.00 2.95
Brigham Ornamental Waterfowl 15.00 2.95
Hosking Wildfowl 10.00 3.80
Johnsgard Ducks in the Wild 10.00 3.80
Johnson/Payn Ornamental Waterfowl 9.50 2.95
Kear Ducks of the World 38.00 5.20
Kear/Berger The Hawaiian Goose 25.00 3.80
Lorenz Here I am Where are You -
   Behaviour of the greylag goose
12.00 2.95
Madge / Burn Wildfowl - An identification guide to ducks, geese and swans of the world 25.00 3.80
Owen Wilfowl of Europe 15.00 5.20
Shurtleff/ Savage The Wood Duck and the Mandarin 40.00 5.20
Soothill/ Whitehead Wildfowl of the World 15.00 3.80

 

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C & M Ashton
Colour Breeding in Domestic Ducks
An illustrated guide for the waterfowl enthusiast, with in depth information on wealth of colour forms and markings giving an understanding of how to manage colour forms, correct breed faults and introduce new genes into flocks.

48pp PB A4 (210 x 295)

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C & M Ashton
The Domestic Duck
A comprehensive modern book on domestic ducks. Now paperback, stitched, 170 b&w illustrations (approx) plus 8 colour pages. In-depth information on breeds and their history; management of adult stock; breeding, incubation and rearing ducklings; common problems and ailments.
2nd edition 2008

192pp, PB (19 x 25 cm)

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C Ashton
Domestic Geese
A comprehensive book for keepers, breeders and exhibitors. Topics include breeds: their origins and characteristics; management of adults; breeding, incubation and rearing goslings; and common ailments. New paperback ed. 2010.

200 pp, PB (18.9 x 24.6cm)

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C Ashton
Keeping Geese - Breeds & management
A complete guide to the domesticated goose. It shows how this intelligent bird has been absorbed into different cultures throughout history: from the taming of the Greylag and the Swan goose to the exhibition of the mighty Toulouse, the story of the goose is intimately involved in both Eastern and Western cultures.

192 pp, PB

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C & M Ashton
Keeping Ducks & Geese
Detailed information on 40 of the most popular breeds, how to select the right breed for you, what you need to get started and how to care for your birds so that you get the best out of them from the outset.

128pp PB (22 x 22 cm)

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C & M Ashton
The Indian Runner Duck
This book charts the history of the Indian Runner breed. A comprehensive and fascinating guide to the origins of the Indian Runner through to its present day popularity.

202pp, HB (15.5 x 22 cm)

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Bartlett
Ducks & Geese - A guide to Management
Describing the techniques he employs in his own collection of domestic waterfowl, Tom Bartlett shows how easy and enjoyable it cab be to keep ducks and geese successfully, whilst pointing out the difficulties involved in breeding the perfect show specimen

110pp, HB, (15 x 21 cm)

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British Waterfowl Standards 2008
The Association plays the key role in producing the Waterfowl Standards, from the first Indian Runner Standard of 1901 to this 2008 edition. The new edition contains major revisions in format, terminology, historical information and structure, including graded judging defects and colour genotypes.

168pp, spiral bound, fully illustrated

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British Waterfowl Standards 1999
The standards give systematic, detailed descriptions of the colour, size and shape of all the breeds recognized in the UK. .
They include a brief history of the breeds, morphological terms and a glossary. They are strongly stitched, hard back and well bound on high quality paper.

116pp, HB (17 x 25 cm)

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Batty
Domesticated Ducks and Geese
A complete guide covering domestic breeds, accommodation, ponds, breeding, showing, ducks for the table.

230pp HB (15 x 22cm)

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Birkbeck
Wildfowl at Home
Revised 2nd edition, 54 breeds in colour. A beginner's guide to keeping and breeding ornamental waterfowl including pond design and construction, fencing, setting up your first collection, feeding, landscaping, nesting requirements, incubation, hatching and rearing, diseases, conservation and legislation.

64pp PB A4 (15 x21 cm)

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David Cabot
Wildfowl
Part of the New Naturalist Series, this book discusses the 56 species of wildfowl in Britain and Ireland. It focuses on their social behaviour, feeding ecology and population dynamics, and in particular their migration patterns.

415 pp PB (15 x 21.5 cm)

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Grow
Modern Waterfowl Management Breeding Guide
Includes sections on geese, ducks and swans describing their habits, shelter requirements, maintenance of a breeding flock, incubation and rearing together with black and white illustrations.

360pp, HB (16 x 23cm)

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Jeremy Hobson
Backyard Ducks & Geese
A practical guide for the enthusiast and smallholder, this book covers a wide range of subjects, including selecting the right breeds, housing, grass runs, ponds, feeding, breeding, hatching, rearing, health and hygiene, showing and exhibiting and also ornamental waterfowl.

140pp, PB (14 x 21.5 cm)

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Holderread
The Book of Geese
A complete guide to raising the home flock for the hobbyist or commercial producer. This book covers behaviour, choosing a breed, acquiring stock, incubation, rearing goslings, managing adult geese, sexing, health problems and table preparation.

200pp PB (14 x 21cm)

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Holderread
Storey's Guide to Raising Ducks
Comprehensive and fully illustrated guide taking you through every step of owning a duck from individual breeds, feeding, housing, health care and maximizing egg production through to breeding for colour varieties and showing prize winning ducks.

316 pp, PB (15 x 23 cm)

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Ray Hutchins
Wildfowl of the Northern Hemisphere
Each species account contains information on plumage, distribution, population size, conservation, breeding and ecology with an explanation of the derivation of the Latin name. Each species is contained within 2 pages for easy cross referencing between text and illustrations.

190 pp PB (15.0 x 21.2cm)

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Janet Kear
The Mute Swan
The Mute Swan is one of Britain's most familiar and confiding birds. This book examines a number of aspects of their natural history including; feeding, breeding, the swan's year, their relationship to man, and hazards to their survival.

24 pp PB (15 x 21 cm)

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Christopher Lever
The Mandarin Duck
This book describes the Mandarin's natural history, its biology and naturalisation in Britain and its place in the culture of the Orient.

24 pp PB (15 x 21 cm)

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Myrfyn Owen
The Barnacle Goose
This book is an introduction to the barnacle goose, describing its characteristics, populations and distribution. It outlines the year of the barnacle goose as it migrates long distances between its breeding and wintering areas, using staging posts on the way.

24 pp PB (15 x 21 cm)

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Raethel
The New Duck Handbook
Facts, advice and insights into acquiring ducks, housing, feeding, health care, breeding, understanding duck behaviour and commercial uses. Filled with colour photos and line illustrations.

135pp PB (16.5 x 20cm)

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Roberts, M
Poultry & Waterfowl Problems
A poultry keeper's and veterinary guide to diseases and complaints of hens, geese, ducks and turkeys.

96 pp. PB. A5 (15 x 21cm)

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Roberts, M
Ducks & Geese at Home
A practical guide to keeping and rearing domestic waterfowl in small areas and free range

56pp PB A5 (15 x21 cm)

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Roberts, M
Domestic Ducks & Geese in Colour
Photographic guide to all breeds of domestic ducks and geese.

54pp PB A5 (15 x 21 cm)

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Roberts, M
Modern Vermin Control
A practical guide to the control of vermin for the smallholder, aviarist, farmer, poultry keeper and gamekeeper alike

56pp PB A5 (15 x21 cm)

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Roberts, V
Diseases of Free Range Poultry
including hens, ducks, geese, turkeys, pheasants, guinea fowl, quail and wild waterfowl. 2nd edition.

152pp, HB (15 x 21cm)

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Terrell, Kay & Ashton
Call and Other Bantam Ducks
This hard back book covers the history and development of the Call, Black East Indian, Miniature and Bantam Appleyard and Crested ducks. Full of information and tips for the beginner and experienced exhibitor and breeder.

168pp, HB (15 x 21 cm)

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Sheraw
The Call Duck Breed Book
A newly revised and updated edition with colour section and many new photos. 163 pages plus eight colour pages.

163pp PB (15 x 23 cm)

(out of stock)

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Sheraw
The East Indie Duck
History and origins, breeding, nutrition, hatching brooding etc; over 50 drawings and photos.

112pp, SB (15 x 23cm)

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Sheraw & Stromberg
Successful Duck & Goose Raising
A practical handbook for both the commercial and exhibition breeder of many of the significant breeds and varieties of waterfowl.

204pp, SB (15 x 23 cm)

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Thear
Incubation; a Guide to Hatching and Rearing
A guide to hatching and rearing covering the techniques and equipment needed for using small to medium sized incubators and brooders, through to larger scale systems.

95pp PB A5 (15 x 21cm)

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Thear
Starting with Ducks
This book covers all aspects of keeping, breeding and rearing ducks, for show, pleasure and commercial purposes. With colour and black and white photos and illustrations throughout.

95pp PB A5 (15 x 21cm)

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Thear
Starting with Chickens
This book provides invaluable help, from choosing a house and run to selecting, buying and caring for hens. It covers feeding, breeding, seasonal management and health.

95pp PB A5 (15 x 21cm)

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Thear
Starting with Geese
A guide to keeping geese on a small or commercial scale. Domestic, utility, show and ornamental breeds in colour. Full of practical tips for managing, breeding, rearing, selling and showing.

95pp PB A5 (15 x 21cm)

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Todd, Frank S
Handbook of WaterfowI Identification
A concise guide to the identification of wildfowl throughout the world with full colour illustrations and range maps for all species.

104 pp PB A5 (15 x 21cm)

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Todd, Frank S
Natural History of the Waterfowl
A comprehensive volume covering the natural history of more than 160 ducks, geese, swans and screamers of the world, with concise information on geographic range of each species. Full colour photos.

490pp, HB, (27 x 33 cm)