About the Author
Aad Rijs has been breeding and exhibiting chickens ever since he was a small child, and this enthusiasm has never left him. In recent years he has mainly dedicated himself to the rare Belgian bantam breeds. His reputation shot up when he managed to breed back the extinct Burmese bantam. His years of hands on experience, together with his knowledge of genetics, have landed him seats on various fowling commissions. He also acts as an official judge for several breeds.
For years Esther Verhoef's name on the cover has guaranteed very readable and practical books on domestic animals. As a rule, her books receive positive reviews from the dedicated press and general readers alike. A number of her books have made it to the top 100 of bestsellers, something that is very unusual in the world of animal books. All her books have been translated and quickly found their way to other countries. But Esther Verhoef does not only occupy herself with writing books and photographing pets; she is also editor in chief of a general animal periodical, writes for several magazines, and is a partner in a flourishing international photographic collection that specializes in photographs of domestic animals.