Brahma Chicken Image From Page 94 Of The China Fowl Shanghae Cochin And Brahma 1874


Image from page 94 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: , Esq., in1850; and no honest evidence to the contrary exists. No Gray Shanghaes, no Gray Chittagongs, no Light Gray Brahmas, no suchGray fowls of any description, have come to America or into Great Britain,from either Shanghae or India, in the past nearly twenty-five years! All thefowls we have had, therefore, have been bred from these two original impor-tations— my stock — as I have clearly demonstrated, at least to my ownsatisfaction. When anybody can show me any evidence that I am in errorregarding either of the strains I have alluded to, which are all the ori-ginal Light Grays (or Brahmas) that anybody has ever . mentioned, to myknowledge, I shall be very glad to be corrected. Until we have somethingclearer and more definite upon this subject than we ever have had thus far,the facts, as I have now stated them, must therefore stand; and my stockis fully entitled to the claim I have set up for its originality, in this countryand Great Britain, whether that stock be good or bad. Text Appearing After Image: DARK BRAHMA COCK AND HEX. (Prize Fowls. From Life.)Bred and owned by W. H. Todd, Vermillion, Ohio. SHANGHAE, COCHIN, BRAHMA. 95 In the face of these facts, nevertheless, almost a score of years afterwards,a Mr. Weld fires off at Virgil Cornish of Connecticut a whole string ofinterrogatories, says Wright, to prove that this one pair*of large gray fowls(which this man in Connecticut had first announced he received there in1849) came into New York in a ship from Luckipoor in India, in Septem-ber, 1846 ! For some reason best known to himself, this Mr. M. C. Weldthus thrust himself into temporary notoriety, and fancied that he couldacquire favor with the Englishman, if he could contrive to drag out ofCornish some sort of testimony confirmatory of his (Wrights) silly theory ;but found, alas ! that he had simply been hoisted by his own petard. ForCornish had unluckily forgotten his 1849 story, and fatally named the year1846 as the time when he got his wonderful Brahma Pootras; which hethen ( 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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