Special appreciation is hereby given to David Scrivener for his contribution towards the historical aspects of several breeds of the Breed Standard 


David Scrivener is a UK based poultry author and judge. He originally intended to go into the poultry industry, and gained a National Diploma in Poultry (NDP) at Harper Adams Agricultural College in the early 1970s, but his life took a different course, so poultry, especially the historical aspects, became his hobby instead. He has kept many breeds over the years, his main speciality being White-faced Spanish, but is unable to keep poultry (well, cockerels anyway) at his current home in Somerset, although he continues to be involved as a judge. He was Chairman of the UK Rare Poultry Society for about twenty years, but has now stepped aside, and was made an Honorary Patron of the RPS and its Hon. Historian. He has written several books: ‘Exhibition Poultry Keeping’, ‘Rare Poultry Breeds’ and ‘Popular Poultry Breeds’ (all published by The Crowood Press), two smaller poultry keeping paperbacks, and ‘A Guide to British Fancy Pigeon & Poultry Magazine Prints and Postcards’, which was privately published in conjunction with fellow fancier and collector (& printer) Ian Selby in New Zealand.


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