The Leghorns, Brown, White, Black, Buff and Duckwing; An Illustrated Leghorn Standard, with a Treatise on Judging Leghorns, and Complete Instructions on Breeding, Mating and Exhibiting

The Leghorns, Brown, White, Black, Buff and Duckwing; An Illustrated Leghorn Standard, with a Treatise on Judging Leghorns, and Complete Instructions on Breeding, Mating and Exhibiting

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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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...These latter mentioned defects are not often found, yet where they appear the cut should be one-half to one, I next invite your attention to the color of the head. The standard describes the color of the plumage as "brown, edged with lighter bl'own-" On some specimens we have found the color to be almost black. In such cases we cut from one-half to one, or, should the color appear very light the cut is one-half. Color of the face is also included. and should be bright red. About the only defect in the color of the face is that white will appear, in some cases, more especially in old hens. Where such a defect is found we cut from one-half to one. In pullets it is a disqualification. The eye is also a feature that is always to be considered. It should be a bright red, as described in the standard. We think the description would have been better to say. "eyes, reddish bay." Where they are of any other color than bright red, we are expected to discount them at one-half cut. If they vary in color one point is the penalty. The shape is seldom found faulty unless an eye is out. In such case we cut one point. COMB. Single, of medium size drooping to one side, free from side sprigs and evenly serrated, having five points. By referring to the comb on our ideal we notice that the first serration is shown to be upright, which no doubt some would criticise, and we mention it on that account. In our opinion it should have been turned over slightly with the others, forming an arch at the front of the comb, but this is optional. I shall mention some of the defects as found in judging the combs of some of the females in this variety. One very common defect is found in the front part. Instead of rising over the beak and forming the...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236976223
  • 9781236976222