An Historical and Descriptive Account of the Peruvian Sheep, Called Carneros de La Tierra; And of the Experiments Made by the Spaniards to Improve the Respective Breeds, to Which Is Added an Account of a Successful Attempt to Domesticate

An Historical and Descriptive Account of the Peruvian Sheep, Called Carneros de La Tierra; And of the Experiments Made by the Spaniards to Improve the Respective Breeds, to Which Is Added an Account of a Successful Attempt to Domesticate

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1811 edition. Excerpt: ...by other means of accumulating wealth, . more immediate and prolific. " " ' _ ' " 1 I HIEXPERIENCE has taught us, that, in almost all instances, in.which the animal is notlfierace, or armed by nature for assault, it can be tamed. It is a fact, of which we have the.evidence within ourselves, that the Vicuna, whenltakeil young, can be tamed and domesticated, a way, as to become an inmate of the cottage, and serve as a companion for children to play with. We have even been assured, by a Peruyian of credit, that the young _Guanaco, which is more harsh in its manners, and independent in its disposition, has been reduced to such it state of domesticity, that it' would go to feed on the neighbouring hills in the day time, or play round 'the'village, and regularly return in the evening, to the place of its abode. A late Spanish work also mentionsl a farmer in. Quillota, in Chili, .having v20 Guanacos, so tame, that they went in the day-time to pasture alone, and returnedatnight. ' ' ' 4' i ' " ' " THIS would therefore indicate, the possibility of the "Vicufias, l on a large scale, being tamed, by their being; formed into small flocks, and kept in inelosures; by which means," the third, fourth, and successive generations, would be ac cnstomed to their subjection. In the solitary instances that have occurred, in which they have been rendered pets and familiars, it has been proved, that if they have sought to regain their freedom by flight, it was at that peculiar season when nature impels them to the conservation and propagation of their own species; when not finding the congenial objects with which to co-operate in this instinctive call, they have natu-rally gone in search of those wandering flocks, from...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123693475X
  • 9781236934758