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Standard Varieties of Chickens: V. The Bantam Breeds and Varieties

Bantam chickens have a strong appeal to grown people and to children alike. Interest in them is widespread. They are bred extensively for exhibition and are kept also as pets and as utility fowl. The standard breeds and varieties of bantams include such a wide range of shape, color, and other characteristics that any individual taste can be suited…

Standard Varieties of Chickens: IV. The Ornamental Breeds and Varieties

The ornamental breeds and varieties of chickens often have an unusual appeal, and a breeder who may be first attracted to such fowls by their unusual plumage or form may later develop a flock which has decided utility value. Thus the keeping of ornamental breeds and varieties of chickens contributes to pleasure and the possibility of ample reward…

Furnished cage system and hen well-being: Comparative effects of furnished cages and battery cages on behavioral exhibitions in White Leghorn chickens

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The battery cage system is being banned in the European Union before or by 2012, and the furnished cage system will be the only cage system allowed after 2012. This study was conducted to examine the different effects of caging systems, furnished cages vs. battery cages, on bird behaviors. One hundred ninety-two 1-d-old non-beak-trimmed Hy-Line…

Everybodys Poultry Magazine

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"Everybody reads Everybodys" A National Poultry Publication Devoted to the Best Interests of Poultry and Its BreedersWELCOME 1922 In the previous issue of Everybodys we paid our respects to the year that has just passed and we now welcome the New Year with gladness and with more expectations that it, like its many predecessors, will surpass all…

Homemade Poultry Appliances For Poultry Club Members

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THE EXHIBITION or show coop illustrated on the front page can be easily made and is for the use of poultry club members in exhibiting fowls at county and school fairs or other exhibitions. It should not be used for shipping poultry but may be used to take the birds to the show if carried by wagon or other vehicle. It can be made from a dry goods…

Selection and Preparation of Fowls for Exhibition

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This Bulletin has been written briefly and in simple terms for beginners, and especially for members of Boys' and Girls' Poultry Clubs.

Poultry exhibitions are not only of educational value but encourage the desire to excel in producing a high quality of stock.

Contribution from the Bureau of Animal Industry

The Plymouth Rocks: Barred, White, and Buff. Their Practical Qualities, The Standard Requirements, How to Judge Them, How to Breed and Mate for Best Results

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The interest in Plymouth Rocks is almost worldwide; no other fancy fowl has awakened so much enthusiasm. To perfect and beautify it, more continuous hard labor has been performed and more profound study given than has ever fallen to the lot of any other variety of fancy fowls. Theories have been evolved and almost as often exploded. Yet, one point…

The Leghorns: Brown, White, Black, Buff and Duckwing

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A Favorite Family Fowl, That Is Equally at Home on the Farm and in the Show Room—A Glance at Their Present Standing, With a Few Remarks on Type and Color—The Standard Down-to-Date—Browns, Whites, Blacks, Buffs, Duckwings.

Leghorns, figuratively speaking, cover the earth. Take the world over, and Leghorns, perhaps,…

The Asiatics. Brahmas, Cochins and Langshans. All Varieties. Their Origin; Peculiarities of Shape and Color; Egg Production; Their Market Qualities; Breeding, Mating and Exhibiting, With Detailed Instructions on Judging

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Mr. Darwin tells us that "sufficient materials do not exist for tracing the history of the separate breeds" of fowls, and it is equally true that sufficient material does not exist for tracing the growth (or evolution) of the domestic fowls of today as a whole, but from what materials we have and by what we can surmise we can piece together a…

Rackham's Poultry Directory

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The third edition of Rackham's Poultry Directory is presented to the fraternity with the feeling that it is even more accurate than the previous editions. Yet there still remains room for improvement and we are ever ready to follow any suggestions that will add to its value. A directory of any kind is one of those things which, when worthy of the…

Poultry Culture: How to Raise, Manage, Mate and Judge Thoroughbred Fowls

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Not long ago I took a journey with an old friend through the eastern portion of Massachusetts. The main purpose of our trip was to find out a suitable place for the establishment of poultry breeding on a very extensive scale. One day, in the course of conversation, my friend said to me: "Mr. Felch, if you will write a poultry book, telling what you…

The American Standard of Perfection

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The American Poultry Association was organized at a meeting held in the city of Buffalo, New York, February 15, 1873. The attendance was composed principally of delegates from state and county associations, prominent breeders and fanciers from different parts of the United States and Canada, and other interested persons. The object was to formulate…

The Perfected Poultry of America: A Concise, Illustrated Treatise of the Recognized Breeds of Poultry, Turkeys, and Water-Fowl

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That the poultry interests of America have long demanded a book like this can not be doubted. The great volume of literature on the subject is so disconnected that it would be next to the impossible to trace the subject-matter with any degree of satisfaction. Therefore, the importance of having in one volume the information pertaining to the…

How to Win Poultry Prizes: Plain Directions for Mating, Rearing and Exhibiting Prize Show Fowls

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Man is combative, fond of emulation, and ever on the alert to possess something new. These peculiarities show themselves in various ways : sometimes in the display of dress or equipage, sometimes in trials of personal strength or endurance, and in other cases we see only a generous and good-natured competition about the possession of some desirable…

Old Welch Goes to the Show: After Getting Ready--Good and Ready

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"Old Welch did not care about having his neighbors in when he was getting ready for the show, because, as he said, 'The laity don't understand, and can't be expected to.'

Still, he did not admit there was anything to conceal. He used to say, 'I guess 'tis fair enough to groom and tame the birds a little before showing.' He scorned the defence…

The Question of a Feather: How an Editor Got Out of the Frying Pan Into the Fire

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"…Here was precisely what the editor had always feared—that someone would follow his instructions to the letter, and therefore it had been part of his instructions that they should do no such thing. Before everything he had advised the use of judgment in keeping hens. So that if sister Martha had followed his own instructions to the letter, be it…

A Just Judge (Farm-Poultry)

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"…She was bought at a risk by a man that knew his business and intended to give her a fighting chance--which was all she asked. She was carried far, far from shows and the fear of shows, to a settled life and natural conditions. And she amply repaid everything that was done for her, and came straight back to life, and before spring was well…

A Just Judge (The Eastern Poultryman)

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"…From the time they hung the blue ribbon on her coop, she always had an audience to the end of the show. She was well trained and took it all as a matter of course. She showed herself front, three-quarters, profile, back, almost as regularly as a revolving show case. But she listened to the praise on every hand with composure, the more so as much…

Dalkins' Little Indulgence -- A Christmas Story

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"It is no matter how much Dalkins paid for the bird; the point is that the man who sold it to him somehow got the impression that he did not pay enough--that he would have paid more. He could not have denied that Dalkins paid him all he asked. So that he had himself to blame if it was not enough. But he got to talking as if he had been cheated--and…