Davy's Devon Herd Book; Containing the Names of the Breeders, the Ages, and Pedigrees of the Devon Cattle, with the Prizes They Have Gained, Volumes 1-2

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J.D.Torrey, 1855 - Agriculture
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Page 5 - A straight and flat back, with never a hump; She's wide in her hips, and calm in her eyes, She's fine in her shoulders, and thin in her thighs. She's light in her neck, and small in her tail, She's wide in her breast, and good at the pail, She's fine in her bone, and...
Page 5 - A straight and flat back, with never a hump ; She's wide in her hips, and calm in her eyes. She's fine in her shoulders, and thin in her thighs. She's light in her neck, and small in her tail. She's wide in her breast, and good at the pail. She's fine in her bone, and silky of skin. She's a grazier's without, and a butcher's within.
Page 110 - She gained the first prize at the Bath and West of England Show, at Bath, in 1854, and the second prize at the Royal Ag.
Page 3 - Book," which is intended to be a standard work of reference on the subject of which it treats...
Page 195 - Anchiscs, (140); gr. gr. g dam, by Bolivar, (bred by William Thompson, of Baltimore, by Garrick, imported by Mr. Thompson, from Mr. Child, of Kinlet, England,) gr. gr. gr. g. dam, Susan, by imported Denny alias Fauras, (320) from Norfolk, England; gr. gr. gr. gr. g. dam, Nancy, (bred by the Earl of Leicester, Norfolk, England,) and imported by Mr. Patterson, of Baltimore, father of Mrs. Jerome Bonaparte. See Davie's Devon Herd Book, Vol. 2d, for the naiies...
Page 5 - ... quality. The best course to follow is the via media, — to get our cattle of a middle colour, neither too dark nor too light ; we then combine the hardy constitution of the former with the "high proof" of the latter. As to a little white about the udder, I cannot account for ; and having been told by my father (who has bred Devons for fifty years) and others, that it cannot be accounted for, and knowing that some of the best and purest Devons that have ever been bred by all the breeders in the...
Page 79 - ... Heifers belonging to my father were in calf by a Bull of Mr. Coke's ; the third Heifer was put to Taurus upon their arrival in this country. The three afterwards were bred to Taurus, and the progeny of the whole were bred together. "In 1835, after the death of my father, I became possessed of his stock of Devon Cattle descended from Taurus, the three Heifers above mentioned, and the Calves of the two Heifers which were in calf before leaving England. " Taurus was bred by Mr. Denny, a tenant of...
Page 79 - I wrote to the Earl of Leicester that I owned the Devon Cattle descended from the Stock he had given my brother some years before, and that I was anxious to procure a Bull for a cross. He sent me out "Anchises," and wrote to me that he had bought him from one of the best dairies in Devonshire for his own use.
Page 79 - Taurus was the joint property of Caton and my Father. Two of the Heifers belonging to my father were in calf by a Bull of Mr. Coke's ; the third Heifer was put to Taurus upon their arrival in this country. The three afterwards were bred to Taurus, and the progeny of the whole were bred together. "In 1835, after the death of my father, I became possessed of his...

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