Creative Poultry Breeding Carefoot


Creative Poultry Breeding Carefoot

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Creative Poultry Breeding is reprint containing information on valuable poultry genetics work, by one of the old school scientists who was at the front edge of poultry genetic science but still privately studied the fowl with application to pure exhibition strains. Invaluable for any serious breeder who is involved in development of pure breeds and the redevelopment of old breeds of chooks and poultryUK soft cover, 210mm x 140mm, 200 pages colour cover by Dr W.C.Carefoot

CONTENTS: In the Beginning, Making a start, Breed standards, Feather shape and texture, Which black?, Distribution of black and white, The Process of making one's own strain, Doublemating,  Selection procedure, Freshblood, Some Techniques of Hatching and Rearing, Feeding for breeding, Caring for the broodies, Caring for the chicks, Rearing, A Touch of Class, Balance, Proportion, Ideal feathering, Colour requirements, The Secrets of Showing, Forward planning, The timing of peak fitness and condition, Tips on presentation, Exhibiting trios, Horses for courses, Faking, The Principles of Breeding, Maximum number of chickens from the minimum number of parents, Like begets like, Progeny testing, Inbreeding, Prepotency,  Line breeding, Practical approach to breeding principles, The Tools of the Trade: Genes, The mechanics of inheritance, Basic theories, Deviations from the red Jungle fowl, Examples of identified genes, The sex chromosome, Legs, Feet, and Heads, Shankcolours, Creeper, Spurs, Toes, Combs, Head feathering Lobes, Beaks, The eye, Iris pigmentation, Tails, feathers and wings, Variation in tails, Hen-feathering, Silkie-plumage, Frizzling, Nakednecks, Nakedpoultry, Feather growth-rate, Feather texture and shape, Wing feathering, Plumage Colouration (i) Pigment Colour Changes, The process of pigmentation, Classification of pigmentation modifying genes, Dominant white, Recessive white, Silver, Making a silver variety from a gold, Blue, Lavender, Minor dilutions, Plumage Colouration (ii) Pigment Redistribution, Columbian,  Dark-brown Columbian, Mahogany and dilute,  Melanotic, The E-series (i) Extended black, The E-series (ii) Wild-type striped down, The E-series (hi) Brown down, The E-series (iv) Buttercup striped down, The E-series (v) Wheaten down, Plumage Colouration (iii) Barring and Mottling - the Interruption Processes, Relative bar widths and possible matings, Breeding for colour in barred Plymouth Rocks, Alteration to barring due to feather growth rate, Black feathers in barred fowl,  Practical barred Plymouth Rock breeding, Chick-sexing using barring, The inheritance of mottling, The effects of mottling on various feather colours, Plumage Colouration (iv) The Feather Pattern Complex, Pencilling, Breeding partridge Wyandottes, Transverse barring as in gold-pencilled Hamburghs, Lacing, Double-lacing, Quail, Spangling as in Spangled Hamburghs, Shape and Size, The contribution of feather towards shape, The contribution of condition towards shape, The shape of miniatures, Size reductions, Relationships between environment and size, The Egg; For exhibiting, eating or hatching, Brown eggs, Blue or green eggs, Size and quantity, Shell shape and thickness, Linkage and Inbreeding, sex-linkage, Gene linkage, Related inheritance, Minimum attainment, Advantages of inbreeding, Breeding for the Future, Improvement, not just preservation, Quality: the best form of preservation, Conclusion.

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