The Book of Poultry Volume 1

The Book of Poultry Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...considered, but the entire class must be gone over and the best selected. Those that are undersized or defective, or lacking in breed characters should be eliminated from consideration. The remainder should be considered not only as individuals, but in comparison with one another, for the safest conclusions will always be reached by careful examination of each fowl separately and as compared with one another. Frequently a fowl that is beautiful when alone will shrink in quality when placed in comparison with one of its own kind. Herein lies the value of comparison, because the results are reached not only by the careful examination of each fowl, but from a comparison of the best of all so examined with one another. Every detail must be gone over just as minutely in comparison as in score-card judging. Each fowl and every section of each fowl must be as carefully considered under this as under other methods. Comparison judging has not been properly-done when a few glances only have been taken at a fowl. Each fowl must be handled as carefully under this as under other systems. Valuation, section by section, must be made; disqualifications, disqualifying weights, and proper size must be sought out as carefully in comparison judging as in any other system. The fact that comparison judging so safely selects breed characters does not imply that color has been lost sight of under the system. Color has had so much more attention than shape under score-card judging as to warrant the objection that variety color has had preference over breed characters. When comparison judging is properly done, each section must be carefully scrutinized both for shape and for color. In no other way can the system be applied as it should be, and in accordance with the...
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  • Paperback | 118 pages
  • 185.42 x 246.38 x 10.16mm | 249.47g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236524284
  • 9781236524287