Written in 1911 by one of the leading professsors of Animal Husbandry of his day, this text includes details about the art of breeding all types of domestic animals for production, performance or exhibition. Chapters include Breeding Livestock, A Standard of Excellence, The Law That Like Produces Like, The Law on Principle of Variation, The Law of Atavism, Heridity of Normal, Abnormal and Acquired Characters, Heredity of Diseases, The Law of Correlation, Prepotency, In and In Breeding, Linebreeding, Fecundity, The Relative Influence of The Parents, Pedigree, Animal Form As An Index of Quality, Selection, Crossbreeding, Improvement Through Grading, Creating New Breeds, Reading and Writing Pedigrees and much more.
At over 400 pages, this is one of the most complete books of its kind and will still be found to be a valuable resource to breeders of livestock, dogs, cats, poultry, waterfowl, rabbits and other domestic animals.
Note: This edition is a perfect facsimile of the original edition and is not set in a modern typeface. As a result, some type characters and images might suffer from slight imperfections or minor shadows in the page background.