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Know Your Rare Breeds

Series: Know Your... (Old Pond)

By: Jack Byard(Author)

96 pages, colour photos

Old Pond Publishing

Paperback | Jun 2012 | Edition: 15 | #200119 | ISBN-13: 9781908397195
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NHBS Price: £4.95 $6/€6 approx

About this book

The UK is home to a wide variety of livestock breeds. Some of these can be seen throughout the country while others are extremely rare, victims of changes in farming methods, consumer tastes or simply unlucky circumstance. In this new book Jack draws our attention to 44 breeds in need of protection. They are all native to the UK and most of the breeds featured have less than 1000 breeding females remaining. Following the style of his previous book, Jack's concise texts explain each breed's history, appearance and uses today. Each text is accompanied by a full page photograph of the breed.


1) Vaynol
2) Northern Dairy Shorthorn
3) Chillingham Wild
4) Native Aberdeen Angus (original population)
5) Whitebred Shorthorn
6) Lincoln Red (100%) (original population)
7) Irish Moiled
8) Shetland
9) Gloucester
10) Traditional Hereford (original population)
11) Boreray
12) Leicester Longwool
13) North Ronaldsay
14) Castlemilk Moorit
15) Hill Radnor
16) Whitefaced Woodland
17) Teeswater
18) Portland
19) Balwen
20) Bagot
21) Golden Guernsey
22) Eriskay pony
23) Suffolk Horse
24) Cleveland Bay Horse
25) Hackney Horse and Pony
26) Dale Pony
27) Exmoor Pony
28) Clydesdale Horse
29) Welsh Mountain Pony (section A - but only those that are semi-feral)
30) Large Black
31) British Lop
32) Middle White
33) Tamworth
34) Welsh
35) Berkshire
36) British Saddleback
37) Gloucestershire Old Spot
38) Spanish
39) Brussbar
40) Modern Langshan
41) Brown Sussex
42) Nebraskan turkey
43) Norfolk Black
44) Buff turkey

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