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1984 cover scanned from my private collection


  • Introduction
  • Sheep
  • Cattle
  • Pigs
  • Goats
  • Horses and Ponies
  • Livestock Breed Societies
  • Further Reading
  • Places to Visit

Title: SHIRE ALBUM: Rare Breeds, Book No. 118
Author/Designer: Lawrence Alderson
Format/Publication Date: TPB:1984
Publisher: Shire Publications Ltd., Princes Risbourough, UK
Language: English
Page Count: 32
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 8 1/4" x 5 3/4"
ISBN: 0852636776

SUMMARY- You get a one paragraph description of each of the following breeds: Soay(sheep), North Ronaldsay(sheep), Hebridean(sheep), Boreray(sheep), Manx Loghtan(sheep), Portland(sheep), Castlemilk Moorit(sheep), Shetland(sheep), Whitefaced Woodland(shee), Torddu(sheep), Norfolk Horn(sheep), Leicester Longwool(sheep), Lincoln Longwool(sheep), Cotswold(sheep), Wensleydale(sheep), Shropshire(sheep), Oxford Down(sheep), Ryeland(sheep), Kerry(cattle), Gloucester(cattle), Shetland(cattle), Northern Dairy Shorthorn(cattle), Blue Albion(cattle), Belted Welsh(Bolian Gwynion,cattle), Irish Moiled(cattle), Dexter(cattle), British White(cattle), White Park(cattle), Longhorn(cattle), Galloway(cattle), Middle White(pigs), Berkshire(pigs), Large Black(pigs), Gloucester Old Spots(pigs), Tamworth(pigs), British Lop(pigs), English(goats), Golden Guernsey(goats), Bagot(goats), Clydesdale(horses), Suffolk(horses), Dales Pony, Exmoor Pony, Spotted Pony. Pictures in the booklet are all black-and-white throughout.