This antiquarian volume contains a detailed guide to breeding poultry. It is written from the author's personal experience in over forty years of breeding, and is designed as a concise introduction to standard bred poultry. Although old, much of the information contained herein is timeless, and will be of considerable value to the modern breeder, as it was to those contemporary with its original publication. The chapters of this book include: 'Principles of Breeding', 'Like Produces Like', 'Variation', 'Sports of Mutations', 'Reversion or Atavism', 'Environment', 'Inheritance', 'Practices of Breeding', 'Breeding Tendencies', 'Selection for Vigor', 'Inbreeding', 'Line Breeding', 'Out-Breeding', 'Crossing', 'Grading Up', etcetera. We are proud to republish this vintage text, now complete with a new and specially commissioned introduction on poultry farming.