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The Mating and Breeding of Poultry Paperback – July 1, 2003


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Lyons Press; 1st edition (July 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1585748145
  • ISBN-13: 978-1585748143
  • Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 5.2 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,217,151 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

A resurgence of chicken farming has swept the nation as people worldwide are becoming more concerned about where their food is coming from. In addition to raising the birds, poultrymen and women can produce specific characteristics in their flocks. This is the only book - first published in 1920 and now back in print - to outline in detail all the necessities to becoming an accomplished breeder. Whether one is breeding for beauty, as in exhibition stock, or for productivity, as in food, this book will teach how to: pick and choose chickens for specific circumstances; manipulate shape and color combinations; prepare birds for weather; develop certain psychological characteristics; encourage the juiciest meat and largest eggs.
In addition, readers will get a crash course in: the principles of breeding; classes of poultry; how to run a larger-scale operation.
Illustrated throughout with numerous line drawings and easy-to-follow instructions, this book teaches everything one needs to know to raise just the right chickens for them.

About the Author

HARRY M. LAMON and ROB R. SLOCUM were the Senior Poultrymen at the Bureau of Animal Industry for the US Department of Agriculture.

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i found this book very helpful in breeding poultry unfortunately there are some important varieties and breeds missing
the information is drawn heavily from experienced breeders but because it is older is lacking genetics that a more modern breeder may relate to
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By Amazon Customer on May 12, 2012
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Excellent book to learn basics of mating poultry. Simple enough for the beginner yet in depth for the more advanced student.
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6 of 10 people found the following review helpful By DC Ryon on February 4, 2008
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This book has information that is out of date. There is little, if any, revisions to accomodate modern poultry production. I have even found references in other books referring to what this book has wrong. If you like to read historical accounts, this may be for you. I wouldn't attempt to apply much of what I read in today' world, though!
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