Brahma Chicken Image From Page 119 Of The China Fowl Shanghae Cochin And Brahma 1874


Image from page 119 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: that would ap-proach this figure, in comeliness. The pencilled feathering uponthe Brahmas, light or dark, and thesame characteristic observable inthe different colored Cochins of thepresent day, is one of the mostmarked and invariable points inthe plumage of this race that itpossesses. And no one who hasbred any variety of these Chinesefowls, but will have observed thatthis conformation is universallyprevalent, in some degree of devel-opment, upon every specimen pro-duced, from whatever strain orstock the fancier may chance to possess, either in this country, or inGreat Britain. This pencilling of clear white and black was a notablecharacteristic in the plumage of the original Shanghaes, of my own im-portations, of all colors, and especially on the Light and Dark Brahmas. Itis seen to-day, in every instance, more or less prominently, in the progenyof these importations, wherever this stock is bred; and the so-claimedChamberlin-Cornish variety exhibits it, invariably. The Partridge and Text Appearing After Image: DARK-HACKLED LIGHT BRAHMA COCKEREL. SELECTION AND MATING. 119 Grouse Cochins show this feature as perfectly as do any variety, howeverdark or light their body-plumage otherwise may be. In any and every crossmade with these varieties upon other pure breeds — say with the Dorking,the Black Spanish, the Leghorn, or otherwise, the pencilled hackle, orsaddle-feathering, will inevitably show itself; and this marking can never bebred out of stock into which it has once been introduced. In mating for breeding birds of any particular caste of plumage, with thesevarieties — that is to say, of lighter and darker pluming, or darker orlighter hackle-feather, it is necessary towards the production of a particularstyle of feathering, first to select such birds as you may have some knowl-edge of, that are fairly .established in their color in a general way. Fromsuch strain or variety, secondly, it is requisite that you choose birds (tofurnish you with the desired colored progeny), that are proper 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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