Interstate Poultry School Course; Discussion of Poultry Business

Interstate Poultry School Course; Discussion of Poultry Business

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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. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...The Langshans should be bred for full standard size, erect carriage, and proper weight. purchase some good ones rather than use the small. When to Mate Mate early in February so that the first hatch appears the first part of March. Orpingtons do not require so long a time in which to mature as the breeds already discussed, but they take longer than the lighter. The Orpingtons are well established except the Blue variety, which still shows a large percentage of off-colored chicks. However, by proper selection and breeding this percentage is decreasing each year. lect a big, sturdy male with legs well set apart. The Barred variety should have distinct barring. If it is poor and irregular it should not be usedlfor breeding purposes. The under color of the Barred should be as distinct and barred to the skin as possible. Look for smut in the under color of the Buff variety. It will be found there occasionally. The Whites are pure white all over, but otherwise are Plymouth Rocks in every respect. The color of the Buff should be an even, golden buff all over. Number to Mate Mate the cock bird with from 6 to io females and a cockerel with from 8 to 12, depending upon vigor, age, and activity. When to Mate Make up the breeding pen the latter part of January or the very first part of February. The first hatch should be out by the latter part of February or the first of March. The fertility will be higher than that of the heavier breeds, if the mating is a good one. It will run from 6o% in the early spring to 8o% and sometimes 85% later in the season. The Plymouth Rocks are one of the most popular, easily-raised variety of poultry and are very popular in all parts of the country, especially on farms. The Barred variety stands first in popularity with the...show more

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 517g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236538943
  • 9781236538949