Brahma Chicken Image From Page 82 Of The China Fowl Shanghae Cochin And Brahma 1874


Image from page 82 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: ar to be Wright-mad, in quoting his opinions, &c.; that this mannever had anything but English Dark Brahmas, and, in breeding, he hasaccomplished absolutely nothing with them, even, as compared with HoraceLingwood, Mr. Boyle, Mr. Teebay, and many others. Again, in his last work, 1872, 73, Wright says, the pea-comb is the ori-ginal American type; which statement is known by everybody to be a grosserror; for, as all of us are aware, the Light Gray fowls were bred here threeor four years, at least, before this peculiarity was discovered or spoken of atall. Still, he adds in the same paragraph, there were, till very lately,some splendid yards of single-comb Light Brahmas in England, which would SHANGHAE, COCHIN, BRAHMA. 81 run English competitors closely n for the premiums offered at the shows there.Himself thus admitting that, until a recent date, even, there were not a few splendid yards n of the single-comb variety of Light Brahmas to be seenin Wrights own neighborhood, — London. Text Appearing After Image: DARK BRAHMA COCK AXD HEX, BRED BY C. H. KEXEGY, POLO, ILL. Mr. C. C. Plaisted of Hartford, Conn., who is now an earnest advocate ofpea-comb birds only, — and who asserts with great assurance that the strainof Chamberlin-Bennett Light Brahmas he breeds will throw the triple comb 82 THE CHINA FOWL. almost invariably, — thus expresses himself in Sept. 1874, in a poultrymonthly, upon this Brahma comb question. He says, More than three-fourths of the Brahmas which I bred, to 1861, had the pea-comb; since thattime I have had but one single-combed bird. I do not claim that singlecombs and smooth legs are marks of impurity in this breed; but it is certainthat breeders of them are behind the times, now. I am by no means the onlybreeder in the country who has come to look upon the pea-comb as a settledthing with the Brahmas; but to obtain it on all, in perfection, is somethingnot yet accomplished, for this triple comb takes many forms. Another English writer, as late as in 1866, affirms, th 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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