DIGITAL BOOKS (Free download)
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Marcello Malpighi
After granting us the publication of the digital English translation of the chap­ters on chickens from the famous books by Aldrovandi and Gessner, we now proudly announce another great task fulfilled by Dr. Elio Corti: the English translation of the 2 books by Marcello Malpighi ‘De formatione pulli in ovo’ (The formation of the chick in the egg ) and Appendix De ovo incubato (Appendix on the incu­bated egg) from 1672. In the last chapters you will find many ori­gi­nal drawings of the formation of the chick in the egg made by Malpighi, with use of the first microscoop.
The formation of the chick in the egg (4 MB) 33 pages https://drive.google.com/file/d/18Qgik78bdX10yI-ll-L8cJ0mN3UH4N0e/view
+ Appendix on the incubated egg (4 MB) 40 pages https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_SlfKGrWT8aEJkCeTTUnvuaZxqwe7hr-/view​​​​​​​
Aldrogallus - Dr. Elio Corti, Italy, 2009.
An English translation of the chapters on chickens from the famous book ‘Ornithologiae’ by Aldrovandi. Dr. Corti also included the ori­gi­nal Latin text by Aldro­vandi, to check for those who can read Latin. Down­loa­ding will take some time, as the file is rather large (10 MB). This is because it contains the original (full size) illustrations taken from the book. 460 pages

Gessnergallus - Dr. Elio Corti, Italy, 2010.
An English translation of the chapters on chickens from the famous book ‘Historia animalium’ by Conrad Gessner, from 1555. Dr. Corti also included the ori­gi­nal Latin text by Gessner, to check for those who can read Latin. The file is about 4 MB. 312 pages
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Buff Colouration in Poultry- 2008 - By Danne Honour (USA).
The purpose of this printing, is to furnish breeding information and direction in breeding “Buff’ colored varieties in our breeds of poul­try. No other booklet contains more articles on buff color breeding and history. 273 pages
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The Hook-Billed Duck - An Anthology
Today, a large part of the information and images in articles on this breed appearing on the inter­net are the mere copying of statements with the text stating “according to”, and without thorough investigation/research, leads a writer into a quagmire from which it is extremely difficult to extricate the true facts. It is hoped this anthology may highlight some of the pit-falls that the casual writer might fall into. 44 pages
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From egg to chick - The hatching problem - By Jean Kiala (DRC)
FROM EGG TO CHICK is a FREE booklet written by Jean Kiala (President of AOBA), with the intention of sharing among poultry fanciers and breeders. An easy-to-read booklet that immediately states the causes of hatching problems.