Written in 1921, this classic text contains everything needed to raise chickens, bantams, turkeys and waterfowl as a hobby or as a food source. Included are details on breeding and selecting poultry, be it for exhibition purposes, for meat purposes or for egg production, that will be of benefit to not only the beginner, but also the expert.
Chapters include The Qualities of Breeds and Qualifications of Breeders, Breed Shape and Type in Fowls, The Colors and Color Patterns of Fowls, The Laws o Reproduction and Improvement by Selection, Darwinism and Mendelism in Poultry Breeding, Principles of Inbreeding and Linebreeding, Breeding Fowls for the Table, Breeding for Egg Production, Breeding for Eggs and Meat, Principles of Standard Making, The Systematic Mating of Standard Fowls, Standard Breeds of Turkeys, Standard Breeds of Ducks and Standard Breeds of Geese.
Lavishly illustrated with historic drawings, diagrams and hundreds of photos of assorted poultry and waterfowl breeds.
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.