Quailology: The Domestication, Propagation, Care & Treatment of Wild Quail in Confinement. Together with Natural History Notes, Letters from Breeders & a Digest of Game Laws
Taxiderm Company, 1903 - Quails - 70 pages
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Page 65 - THE AMERICAN BIRD MAGAZINE Profusely illustrated with Photographs of Wild Birds from Life. Fresh, interesting. and instructive Bird Literature. Everything original.
Page 32 - ... relapse into their former wildness. A new and approved method of completely taming all kinds 'of cage-birds, in the course of one or two hours, — with which I have only lately become acquainted, — is the following: — A portion — larger, or smaller, in proportion to the wildness of the bird — is cut off from the inner plume of the pen feathers, so that the bird cannot hurt itself if it attempts to leave the •hand, and the external appearance of the wing is not impaired. The nostrils...
Page 32 - place — as, for example, behind a curtain, which offers the further advantage, that if the bird fall, it is not likely to hurt 'itself. As soon as it sits quietly on any one finger, another finger must be placed in such a position as to cause the bird to step upon it ; and so soon as it is accustomed to hop quietly from one finger to another, the main difficulty is overcome. For if when the bird is gradually aroused from its state of stupefaction, it perceives that its teacher does not use it roughly,...
Page 32 - ... off from the inner plume of the pen feathers, so that the bird cannot hurt itself if it attempts to leave the •hand, and the external appearance of the wing is not impaired. The nostrils of the bird are then touched with bergamot, or any •other odorous oil, by which it is for a time so stupified, as to perch quietly on the finger, or to hop from one finger to another. It may indeed attempt to fly away once or twice ; but this is not often repeated, especially if the experiment be tried in...
Page 58 - Canadian lawn are less restrictive. The Dominion places no restriction on the exportation of live game, and several of the Provinces authorize the proper authorities to issue licenses for shipment of game intended for breeding purposes. A few States have adopted this principle, and some others make exceptions in nonexpert laws, or permit the possession at any time of game intended for propagation.
Page 65 - Literature Everything original. Each number contains Ten Birds in Natural Colors For identifications Monthly. J&I.OO per year Single Copies IO cents Everyone subscribing now is entitled to a Life - sized Enlargement of the "Chippy Family" in natural colors, on paper 12x20 inches.