The Mating and Breeding of Poultry

The Mating and Breeding of Poultry

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First published in 1920, this book describes in detail all of the elements necessary to become a poultry breeder. Poultry men and women alike should appreciate the details of how to pick and choose their chickens and how to run a larger-scale operation. Whether they are producing exhibition stock or birds with heavy egg-producing ability, readers will discover that poultry breeding provides both challenge and interest for the breeder. Breeding also serves as an outlet for artistic expression by allowing the breeder to mould shape and colour combination to meet his or her ideal. This guide covers a vast range of topics, including: the principles of breeding, breeding for increased production, classes of poultry and preparing fowl for show. Complete with numerous line illustrations, this book provides you with all the information and know-how you should need to become an expert poultry breeder and caregiver.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 340 pages
  • 132.08 x 187.96 x 27.94mm | 408.23g
  • ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
  • The Lyons Press
  • Guilford, United States
  • English
  • First.
  • line illustrations
  • 1585748145
  • 9781585748143
  • 832,299

About Harry M. Lamon

HARRY M. LAMON and ROB R. SLOCUM were the Senior Poultrymen at the Bureau of Animal Industry for the US Department of Agriculture.show more

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A resurgence of chicken farming has swept the nation as people worldwide are becoming more concerned about where their food is coming from. In addition to raising the birds, poultrymen and women can produce specific characteristics in their flocks. This is the only book - first published in 1920 and now back in print - to outline in detail all the necessities to becoming an accomplished breeder. Whether one is breeding for beauty, as in exhibition stock, or for productivity, as in food, this book will teach how to: pick and choose chickens for specific circumstances; manipulate shape and color combinations; prepare birds for weather; develop certain psychological characteristics; encourage the juiciest meat and largest eggs. In addition, readers will get a crash course in: the principles of breeding; classes of poultry; how to run a larger-scale operation. Illustrated throughout with numerous line drawings and easy-to-follow instructions, this book teaches everything one needs to know to raise just the right chickens for them.show more

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