Orpington Chickens: Standard Breeds, Varieties, and Practical How-to Guides

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Orpington Chickens: Standard Breeds, Varieties, and Practical How-to Guides

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Originally published in the 1910s, this book gives an authentic history of the origin of the Orpington, its development as a standard-bred fowl, its value as a layer and meat producer, and a description of its fine exhibition point, with proper illustrations for mating, breeding and judging all varieties of Orpingtons.

Contents Covered:

  • Introduction
  • Orpington Origin
    • Authentic History of the Origin of Black, White, Buff, Spangled and Jubilee Orpingtons
    • Black Orpington First Produced and Exhibited in America in 1890
    • Claims of Other Originators in Producing Buff and White Orpingtons
    • History of the Different English Strains of the Three Standard and the Eight Non-Standard Varieties of Orpingtons
  • Orpington Type
    • Variations of Shape and Breed Characteristics in Black, Buff and White Orpingtons
    • Comparison of American and English Standard Types
    • Chart Illustrations Showing the Correct Cobby Type of the Orpington
    • English Type of the Past and Present Illustrated
  • Black Orpingtons
    • Exhibition and Market Qualities
    • Mating for Size and Shape
    • Breeding for Color
    • Comments and Contributions by Noted English Authorities and American Breeders
  • Buff Orpingtons
    • Severe Criticisms and Condemnation of the New Variety When First Exhibited in England
    • Rapid Growth in Popularity of Buff Orpingtons When Their Good Qualities Became Better Known
    • Mating for Size, Type and Color
    • Contributions by Noted American Breeders of Buff Orpingtons
  • White Orpingtons
    • Rapid Rise in Popularity and Remarkable Boom of the Variety in America
    • Shrewd Business Methods of Promoters
    • Improvement in Color, Size and Type
    • Breeding and Feeding for Color and Character
  • Non-Standard Varieties: Rose Comb Black, Buff and White; Jubilee, Spangled, Cuckoo Blue and Ermine or Columbian Orpingtons
  • Orpingtons as Exhibition Fowls
    • Judging Orpingtons by the Score Card
    • Instructions in Scoring as Practiced by Judges in the Show Room
  • What Breeders Say
    • Orpingtons of the Past, Present and Future
    • Prominent Breeders Express Their Views on Type and Color
    • The New Standard Will Help Improve The Breed
  • Orpingtons as Utility Fowls: Relative Value of the Three Standard Varieties as Layers and Meat Producers Carefully and Clearly Presented
  • Conditioning and Training Fowls for Exhibition
    • Training and Posing Necessary
    • What to Feed
    • Milk as a Conditioner
    • Important of Dry Sound Grains, Animal and Vegetable Foods
    • Health, Vigor and Stamina Essential to Success
Format: PDF Digital Reprint, e-Facsimile
No. of Pages: 76
Page Size: A4 (210mm × 297mm)
Download Size: 54.6 MB
Product Code ORPB9H8060

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