American Roadsters and Trotting Horses: Being a Sketch of the Trotting Stallions of the United States, and a Treatise on the Breeding of the Same... (Google eBook)

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Rand, McNally & Company, 1878 - Horse-racing - 544 pages
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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 - I paired a mongrel female barb-fantail with a mongrel male barb-spot ; neither of which mongrels had the least blue about them. Let it be remembered that blue barbs are excessively rare; that spots, as has been already stated, were perfectly...
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.
Page 127 - BELLFOTJNDER was got by that well known fast and high formed Trotter OLD BELLFOUNDER, out of Velocity, by Haphazard, by Sir Peter, out of Miss Hervey, by Eclipse ; grandam was of good North Country Blood, but not thorough bred.

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