An in depth guide to how plumage patterns work, beautifully illustrated with over 240 color photographs. Amongst other things, this book describes some of the most popular breeds, and covers breeding in numbers, hatching large fowl early, sex linkage, creating new colors, hen feathering and egg shell colors, as well as a lot more.Know your genotype from your Phenotype? This is the first color book written on poultry genetics which is written in an easy to grasp manner. Grant Brereton is a disciple of the late Dr Clive Carefoot Uk and Brian Reeder USA. He has a knack of describing every facet of breeding.The book starts with jungle fowl and feather colors of modern breeds can be traced back to them. He describes methods of breeding to produce a standard, double mating, hard feather and soft feather. There are chapters on on all color variations, including lavender, chocolate, blue barred, wheaten, pyle to name a few and the ins and outs of breeding these colors.More Chapters explain how to create a new breed, dominant and recessive genes, heterozygous, homozygous, hemizygous, hen feathering, mottling, frizzling, eggshell colors and much more, all illustrated with beautiful color photographs.