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THE GAME COCK -BEING A PRACTICAL TREATISE ON BREEDING, REARING, TRAINING, FEEDING,TRIMMING, MAINS, HEELING, SPURS, etc., etc., etc. TOGETHER WITH AN EXPOSURE OF COCKERS' TRICKS. THE ORIGIN AND CURE OF DISEASES, AND THE REVISED COCKING RULES GOVERNING ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD. BY ED. JAMES. This book was first published in New York in 1873. It is extremely rare and much sought after for its historical content by today's breeders and fanciers of Game Fowl. READ COUNTRY BOOKS has now re-published it in its entirety, incorporating the original text and rare engravings of Game Fowl, Fighting Scenes and Equipment. Eighteen detailed chapters are contained within 92 pages, and include:- Origin and History of the Game Fowl. - Form and Properties of a Fighting Cock. - Some of the different Breeds of Fowl. - Breeding. - Training for the Pit. - Mode of Trimming. - Directions for Heeling. - About Mains. - Form of Articles. - English General Laws of Cocking. - Cockers' Tricks Exposed. - Hints on Spurs. - Origin of Diseases and Their Cures. - Cocking Rules of Different States and Countries. - Modern System of Breeding. - Descriptions of Ten Breeds of Game and Best Methods of Crossing. - Hints on Judging Game. - Schedule for Judging Game. Etc. Many of the earliest sporting books, particularly those dating back to the 1800s, are now extremely scarce and very expensive. READ COUNTRY BOOKS are reprinting these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions. These editions are republished using the original text and artwork. The book is available in a quality soft cover format.

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