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THE GAME COCK FROM THE SHELL TO THE PIT. A Comprehensive Treatise on Gameness, Selecting, Mating, Breeding, Walking and Conditioning. Etc. By Geo. W. Means. This important Game Fowl book was first published in the U.S.A. in 1911 and is now a very rare item in its first edition. READ COUNTRY BOOKS has now re-published it from the original text thereby making it more available to a wider readership. In this book the author has undertaken to treat fully every subject pertaining to the Game Fowl in which the practical cocker and breeder may be interested. He has had over thirty years experience in mating, breeding, conditioning and handling Game Fowl, and gives his views not based upon theories but on knowledge derived from practice. Two hundred pages contain seventeen detailed chapters on:- Technical Expressions. - Selecting Brood Stock. - Heredity. - The Test. - Brood Yards. - The Egg and the Nest. - The Setting Hen. - Care of Chicks. - Trimming Stags. - Walking. - Preparing for a Main. - Selecting for a Main. - Some General Directions. - System of Conditioning. - Heeling and Handling. - Diseases. - Rules for the Pit. This comprehensive book can be thoroughly recommended for inclusion on the bookshelf of all with an interest in Game Fowl.

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