This special re-print edition of J.W. Coopers' book "Game Fowls, their Origin and History: With a Description of the Breeds, Strains and Crosses. The American and English Modes of Feeding, Training and Heeling" is a historical guide to the breeding and keeping of Game Fowl Chickens.
Written in 1869 during a period when the breeding and fighting of Game Fowls were a popular sport, this classic text on Game Fowl provides a complete history on the sport of cock fighting and on the breeding off Game Fowl. Chapters include details on The Origin and History of Game Fowl, Cocks and Cocking in England, Cocks and Cocking in Ireland, Peculiarities of Game Fowl, Rules of the Pit, Directions for Keeping Game Cocks, Breeds and Strains, Remarks on Breeding and Crossing, Breeding in and in, The Pleasure of Raising Games, Dubbing Game Fowl, Rules for Gafting, Breeding Cocks, Breeding Hens, Hatching Eggs, Care of Chicks, Diseases and much more. Also included are rare details about the historic strains and bloodlines of game fowl including Counterfeits, Sergeants, Virginia Grays, Clippers, Tartars, Thompson Whites, Claibornes, Old Nicks, Baltimore Top Knots, Rattlers, Earl Derbys, White Hackles, Lord Seftons, Bob Mace Shufflers, Billy Beards, Eslin, Red Strychnines, Tilthammers, Irish Reds, Gad Muffs, Kentucky Games, Rigdons and dozens of others.
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. This book is presented as part of large series of educational material on the history and raising of numerous chicken breeds. The material presented herein contains information on the sport of cock fighting and is intended to be strictly for educational purposes with the purpose of enlightening Game Fowl breeders about the history of their breed. Publication of the material is neither an endorsement, nor a criticism of its contents.
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