Item description for Bantams and How To Keep Them (Poultry Series - Chickens) (Poultry Series - Chickens) by C.A. House...
BANTAMS AND HOW TO KEEP THEM.
A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO THE HOUSING, BREEDING, FEEDING, SHOWING AND GENERAL MANAGEMENT OF BANTAMS.
By C.A. House.
This most commendable book on Bantams was first published in the early 1920's. The author was an expert poultry keeper with Fancy Bantams being his specialty. He was well known and respected on the show circuit with many important wins to his credit. The book was written as much for the benefit of the backyard poultry keeper as well as assisting the show bantam enthusiast.
Although written primarily for the early 20th century reader, virtually all of the book's contents remain relevant today. The information on rarer Bantam breeds will be especially useful to modern breeders.
READ COUNTRY BOOKS has now re-published this scarce book using the original text and vintage black and white photos.
128 pages contain 21 informative chapters:- Housing. - Breeding. - Rearing. - General Management. -- Exhibiting. -- Washing. -- Game Bantams. -- Breeding Game Bantams. -- Old English Game. -- Rosecombs. -- Sebrights. -- Malays. -- Indian Game. -- Minorcas, Leghorns, Andalusians and Spanish. -- Nankins, Burmese, Sultans, Japanese, Rumpless and Polish. -- Wyandottes. -- Pekins. -- Brahmas, Booted, Plymouth Rocks, Scots Greys, Anconas, Hamburghs, Sussex, Barnevelders. -- The Rhode Island Red. -- Frizzles.
This book can be thoroughly recommended for inclusion in the library of all Bantam enthusiasts and fanciers.
"There are few who can object to the music of a pen of Bantams."
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.8" Width: 4.96" Height: 0.47" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2005
Publisher Read Country Books
ISBN 1905124562 ISBN13 9781905124565
Availability 120 units. Availability accurate as of Jan 17, 2017 10:48.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Bantams and How To Keep Them (Poultry Series - Chickens) (Poultry Series - Chickens)?
Not Just for Bantam Fanciers Aug 6, 2006
C. A. House originally published this book in the 1920's, having a half-century of solid experience under his belt. Paraphrasing his words, "I had my first big win ... at the Dairy Show of 1890." The original price of this book was "One Shilling and Sixpence" which is retained on the authentically reproduced cover.
I couldn't resist buying this one, and I'm very glad I did so. House wrote about what he knew from his own successes and failures as a breeder, fancier, and exhibitor. The nineteenth-century prose is elegant and parsimonious. No more could be said on this subject in more or fewer pages. House clearly stated when his opinions were injected into the otherwise factual text. House was not a man of secrets: rather he was a man who promoted the keeping of Bantam chickens more than he loved his own accomplishments. He would be delighted, I think, to know that his work remains meaningful into the 21st Century.
The small size of this book can be deceiving if modern patterns of verbosity are generalized to the past. House wrote no more than necessary to convey his thoughts accurately and skillfully. In fewer than 120 pages, C. A. House has given the reader more useful, accurate information than can be found in many any of the larger books on the subject. Though his title and subjects are Bantams, keepers of large fowl will find this work nearly as helpful. I find it a welcome addition to my family library, and it will be read over and over in the years to come. I can think of no higher praise for a book on this subject. I don't know the exchange rate for "One Shilling and Sixpence" into 2006 American Dollars, but it's worth every penny.