Brahma Chicken Image From Page 107 Of The China Fowl Shanghae Cochin And Brahma 1874


Image from page 107 of "The China fowl : Shanghae, Cochin, and "Brahma."" (1874)

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Identifier: chinafowlshangha00burn_0 Title: The China fowl : Shanghae, Cochin, and "Brahma." Year: 1874 (1870s) Authors: Burnham, Geo. P. (George Pickering), 1814-1902 Subjects: Poultry breeds Cochin chicken Brahma chicken Publisher: Melrose, Mass. : [s.n.] Boston : Press of Rand, Avery & Co. Contributing Library: U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library Digitizing Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library View Book Page: Book Viewer About This Book: Catalog Entry View All Images: All Images From Book Click here to view book online to see this illustration in context in a browseable online version of this book. Text Appearing Before Image: were sold for 100 guineas.These were dark colored, and different from the others. They were the first Dark Brahmas ever seen in this country. They were sent from Mr. G.P. Burnham of the United States, to Mr. John Baily of London, in 1853 ;and Mr. Taylor of Shepards Bush was the purchaser of this pair at theBirmingham Exhibition, at the figure above mentioned. — TegetmeiersPoultry Book (Illustrated) in 1867. 106 THE CHINA FOWL. We have found, in our own yards, that we could soon breed black Brah-mas (?) if such were desired; or that in three seasons, by choosing thelightest, we could produce almost clear white ones; and, as the originalbirds were somewhat darker than the Light Brahmas now shown, eithercolor (Dark or Light) could have been bred from them with still greaterrapiditv and ease.—Lewis Wright, Illustrated Poultry Book, in 1870,p. 24& Both the Light and the Dark Brahmas, as they are bred in Englandand America to-day, are strong types of the true Gray Shanghae race. For Text Appearing After Image: DARK. BRAHMAS, BRED BY J. M. WADE, PHILADELPHIA, PA., 1873. five-and-twenty years they have continued on in their unrivalled beauty ofform, plumage, great size, and admirable qualities for usefulness among poul-try; and no one who breeds these varieties as they should be bred — uncon-taminated, amongst themselves — can fail to be delighted with the results. Mr. Plaisted says, in his recently-published history, that the birds Mr.Burnham sent to England he knows nothing about; 99 but that the birds heand Dr. Bennett sent out there bred Buff chickens, and he was more afraidof this stock 99 (which he claims is the Cornish-Chamberlin strain, pure) throwing buff chickens, sometimes, 66 after he sent his fowls to England,than of any thing else. SHANGHAI, COCHIN, BRAHMA. 107 This might have been so with Mjr. Plaisteds birds; and we all know thatDr. Bennetts stock at the outset had the buff or light drab silver-cinnamoncross in it. But / never knew of the first instance, until Wright false Note About Images Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.


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