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

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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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Product Details

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Lyons Press; 1st edition (July 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1585748145
  • ISBN-13: 978-1585748143
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 5.3 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,820,928 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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Ii don't really love it, but my granddaughter does! She is crazy about everything chickens and she is looking forward to trying her hand at breeding this year. She is 13 and said that was her best Christmas gift! It is very thorough and informative.
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the old time books are more useful for current day small producers than those written for the huge operations.
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Everyone who wants to breed their poultry and wants some idea of what they will produce should buy this book. It is readable, not dry, and also a nice size for carrying around.
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