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STANDARD-BRED POULTRY (PART 2) PRINCIPLES OF POULTRY BREEDING
DEFINITIONS 1. Science is knowledge gained and verified by
observation and correct thinking. Knowledge gained by experience
may be faulty, but if this has been proved or verified by repeated
observation and clear thinking, it may be considered as reasonably
correct. The science of poultry breed- Ing might be described as
the acquired ability so to unite or mate true-bred males and
females of a single variety as to produce from this mating
offspring of a better quality than either one of the parents. To do
this successfully demands mating in pairs, or what would give the
same results, caring for the eggs in such manner that the breeder
can with certainty identify both parents of the offspring. The
practice of making use of scientific terms in treatises relating to
poultry has become so prevalent that it might be of advantage to
have the meaning of these recorded prior to taking up the several
branches of scientific breeding. Not all of them can be explained
within a reasonable space, but those most usually employed can be
readily understood from a brief definition. An acquired character
is one not native or innate, but gained by training or treatment. A
habit, for instance, is acquired; ill temper may be acquired
because of bad treatment: COPYRIGHTED BY INTERNATIONAL TEXTBOOK
COMPANY. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Atavism is the recurrence, in a
descendant, of characters of a more or less remote ancestor instead
of those of an immediate or near ancestor, or of any ancestral
deformity or disease after its disappearance for one or more
generations; intermittent heredity; reversion. A breed of fowls is
a race, or a large group, the individuals of which maintain through
successive generations a certain distinc...
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