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15 hands 2:30 or better 2d dam Abdallah Almont American Eclipse American Star animal appearance Bashaw bay horse bay stallion Bellfounder blood Blackhawk Blackwood blood of Messenger breeder breeding Clay family colt cross daughter degree descendants Diomed display Duroc blood Duroc-Messenger elements excellence fact fast feet foaled grandam grey Hambletonian Harry Clay heats hind hip to hock imported Messenger in-bred in-breeding inches Kentucky Lady Thorn legs length Mambrino Chief mare matter Messenger blood Messenger Duroc Messenger horse mile Morgan muscular Norfolk trotter Orange county owner pacer Patchen peculiarity pedigree Pilot Jr possessed produce race race-horse record roadster Royal George Sampson second dam seen sons speed strong stud success superior thigh third dam Thorndale thoroughbred thoroughbred mare tonian traits trotter trotting action trotting blood trotting families trotting gait trotting horse trotting instinct trotting quality trotting sire trotting stallions turf Volunteer
Page 35 - ... likewise is the case with white fantails, so much so that I have never heard of white fantails showing any other colour. Nevertheless, the offspring from the above two mongrels was of exactly the same blue tint over the whole back and wings as that of the wild rock-pigeon of the Shetland Islands ; the double black wing-bars were equally conspicuous ; the tail was exactly alike in all its characters, and the croup was pure white.
Page 35 - Spots, as has been already stated, were perfectly characterised in the year 1676, and breed perfectly true ; this likewise is the case with white Fantails, so much so that I have never heard of white Fantails throwing any other colour. Nevertheless the offspring from the above two mongrels was of exactly the same blue tint as that of the wild rock-pigeon...
Page 101 - The produce of this colony is principally butter and cheese, fat cattle, wool, and fine horses, which are exported to all parts of English America. They are remarkable for fleetness and swift pacing; and I have seen some of them pace a mile in a little more than two minutes, and a good deal less than three.
Page 13 - A well-authenticated instance of the transmission of accidental variations is found in the oft-quoted case of Edward Lambert, whose whole body, with the exception of the face, the soles of the feet, and the palms of the hands, was covered with a sort of horny excrescence, which was periodically moulted.
Page 35 - ... both of its ancestors originally, sprung. This tendency to reversion in different breeds of domestic animals when crossed accounts for many of the disappointments which breeders experience in their efforts to improve their stock, and serves greatly to complicate the breeding problem.
Page 35 - ... in the offspring are frequent and great, although there is always present a tendency, more or less powerful, to revert to the original type. This tendency is most frequently manifested when breeds or races, widely differing in their present forms, are crossed upon each other. In such cases,. or violent crosses as they are called, it frequently happens that the progeny resembles neither parent, but shows strong marks of the type from which both of its ancestors originally sprung.
Page 127 - Bellfounder, was a true descendant of the original blood of the Fireaways, which breed of horses stands unrivalled for the saddle.
Page 10 - ... showing more or less of the parent type. Men do not gather grapes of thorns nor figs of thistles, neither do Short-horn cows bring forth buffalo calves nor draft mares produce thoroughbred race horses.