Rabbit and Cavy Culture; A Complete and Official Standard of All the Rabbits and Cavies

Rabbit and Cavy Culture; A Complete and Official Standard of All the Rabbits and Cavies

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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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...a medium through which a species is propagated than by it. Now and again one comes across what I shall term a masculine female, or a feminine male, if such are paired together, the stronger characteristic points will have their imprint from the former; but such matings are undesirable. To breed for color, therefore, seek the tinge that is desired in a carefully chosen buck. Study and settle in mind just what that tinge shall be, then select a male a least bit darker and deeper; for it is better to breed with room for "back-breeding," than to select too light a tinge from the outset. If one decide on "golden tan," mate such a buck with a doe of the "chestnut tan" shade, and in both give particular attention to depth of undercolor. It is this latter that makes for permanency for the future. If "chestnut tan" is to be the tinge, have the doe a trifle lighter than the buck. Once one has carefully built up a hardy, reliable strain from vigorous progenitors, the task to bring just what is desired will not be so difiicult. But permit me to assure my reader, that haphazard matings with haphazard selected stock spells failure in all the salient points that make for interest in scientific breeding. It matters little whether these points imply color or physical characteristics, if one desires to build, the foundation must be philosophically right. There can be no true interest or enthusiasm possible out of a makeshift source, and if these principles are not included in the makeup of prospective fanciers, they had better breed for market from the start.. Personally, I admire "golden tan" color on a Belgian; but for permanent quality and persistent reliability, "chestnut tan..".show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236933141
  • 9781236933140