Genetics of the Fowl

The Classic Guide to Chicken Genetics and Poultry Breeding

Author: F. B. Hutt

Publisher: Norton Creek Press

ISBN: 0972177035

Category: Pets

Page: 604

View: 4762

This has been the indispensable companion of chicken breeders since its introduction in 1949. Chapters include the genetics of plumage, egg production, body size, disease resistance, and much more. (Animals/Pets)
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Genetics and Evolution of the Domestic Fowl

Author: Lewis Stevens

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521403177

Category: Science

Page: 306

View: 6701

The science of genetics has undergone a period of very rapid and significant development in recent years, and the area of poultry genetics has been no exception. This book provides a balanced and up-to-date account of all the major areas of this subject from Mendelian to modern molecular genetics. The book begins by tracing the evolution of Gallus domesticus from its avian ancestors. Subsequent chapters cover important aspects of poultry genetics, including cytogenetics, transmission genetics, gene mapping, sex linkage, lethal genes, genetics of feathering and plumage, and quantitative genetics. In each chapter, a concise explanation of the genetic principles is followed by a full discussion illustrated by key examples. In the latter part of the book, recent advances in gene cloning and sequencing are examined. The impact of these exciting new developments on our understanding of gene structure and organisation, immunogenetics and the evolution of proteins is assessed. Finally, the uses of transgenic techniques and their implications are discussed. This book provides a clear and useful survey of the genetics and evolution of the domestic fowl, which will be of interest to postgraduate students and researchers in the fields of genetics, agriculture and veterinary medicine, as well as to poultry breeders (both commercial and non-commercial).
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An Introduction to Form and Feathering of the Domestic Fowl

Author: Brian Reeder

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1456747835

Category: Pets

Page: 124

View: 4815

In this introduction to the genetics of form and feathering of the domestic fowl you will fi nd a straightforward method that allows anyone, beginner or advanced hobbyist, to understand how the major genes of form and feathering come together to create the silhouette that is the hallmark of each breed. Beginning with a discussion of the skeleton genes, then moving to muscling genes, feathering genes and fi nally to comb genes, an understanding of the layers that make the silhouette is revealed. From this system of understanding how the silhouette is formed, one can then understand what really makes one breed unique from another. All of the genes presented herein are found in the commonly seen exhibition breeds and many hobbyists will be familiar with these breeds, but may be less familiar with the genetic factors involved. This volume is a wonderful tool for learning the basis of how the breeds are made, how their respective forms are derived from separate genes of form and feathering, and how those genes all come together to make the one visual impression that we consider a breed. There is in fact no one single gene which makes the form of any given breed. Many genes are required to derive each type and the combination of those many genes creates the silhouette. As you will see from the many silhouette illustrations in this book, once you know a breed, it is instantly recognizable from its silhouette alone. In addition to the discussion of the genes, there is a discussion of basic genetic concepts and of the complex and often confusing method of quantitative selection that is very applicable to many of the genes described herein. This book presents a very clear system for learning about the genetics of form and feathering in the domestic fowl and is written to be understood by the young and beginners alike.
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An Introduction to Color Forms of the Domestic Fowl

A Look at Color Varieties and How They Are Made

Author: Brian Reeder

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781425904210

Category: Science

Page: 96

View: 690

This is a lengthy, but exciting novel of how a promising young boy becomes molded into a horrific individual. It explains about the person's life in such detail, that emotions literally explode into a wavering array of uninterruptible events. Leading to endless scenes of inhumane atrocities. Feeding on this individual's frail and developing psyche. ALLEN SHAW: "The chainsaw man," became what all people would come to fear the most. Something out of our darkest dreams. Driven solely by an incurable rage inflicted on him by a mixture of influences. Taking the reader directly into the mind of this gruesome monster of a man who carries a chainsaw. Dwelling in the famed "BIG THICKET" or Texas. This novel will take one literally back to a time in the 1960's 1970's; It's drastically differed ways of thinking, and ways of life. Where the great American landscapes were still fiercely ever in tact. It's values, and ways of conversing with all that is inside. It's ways of being. A literally terrifying novel where one is chased forever in this thick tangle of jungle-like Texas land. A blood encrusted warrior who does the unspeakable. It will undoubtedly frighten, but it will equally reveal a heartfelt pain that is very real among most of us. "The need to be loved and accepted." This torture survivor remembers a different place: a different time. It is told now in the long gone genré of a good old fashioned horror/slash thriller that WE of the 70's know and will fondly recall. I take the reader by the hand and lead him into "my" world. Where the realities that men do onto unsuspecting others. The horrific impact following. The literal mental state that thrives ever so fluently in the collective unconscious of modern man. Never forget that he is stalking you! "Don't go in the woods alone . . . The "CHAIN SAW MAN" is coming!!" For the chain saw man will forever live in infamy . . . In the back woods of us all.
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Poultry Breeding and Genetics

Author: Roy D. Crawford

Publisher: Elsevier Science Health Science Division

ISBN: 9780444885579

Category: Medical

Page: 1123

View: 5358

Poultry biology; Qualitative genetics; New directions in poultry genetics; Quantitative genetics and selection; Applied breeding and selection.
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The Genetics of the Old English Game Bantam

Author: Timothy L. Shelton

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1452075808

Category: Education

Page: 72

View: 7340

Genetics of the Old English Game Bantams is the MUST HAVE book that ALL poultry enthusiast, hobbyists, and breeders should read. It is well written and easy to understand. If you have an interest in color patterns, comb types and morphological characters this book will lead you down the correct path to making your own experiments and crosses. Get your copy today, sit back, crack open the cover and you will not be able to put it down. You will want it by your side for all your genetics questions and experiments.
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21st Century Poultry Breeding

Author: Grant Brereton

Publisher: Gold Cockerel Books

ISBN: 9780947870577

Category: Poultry

Page: 148

View: 6217

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Art and Science in Breeding

Creating Better Chickens

Author: Margaret Derry

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442698241

Category: History

Page: 228

View: 905

Chickens are now the most scientifically engineered of livestock. How have the methods used by geneticists differed from those employed by domestic breeders over time? Art and Science in Breeding details the relationship between farm practices and agricultural genetics in poultry breeding from 1850 to 1960. Margaret E. Derry traces the history and organization of chicken breeding in North America, from craft approaches and breeding as an ‘art,’ to the conflicts that had emerged between traditional and scientific methods by the 1940s. Derry assesses links between the 'scientific' revolution of chicken farming and the development of corporate breeding as a modern, international industry. Using poultry as a case study for the wider narrative of agricultural genetics, Art and Science in Breeding adds considerable knowledge to a rapidly growing field of inquiry.
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Animal Genetics - The Science of Animal Breeding

Author: F. A. Crew

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1447497295

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 442

View: 552

Originally published in London 1925, this book contains a comprehensive study of the biology and genetics involved in all aspects of stock breeding whether it be fowl, sheep, pig, dog, horses, and cattle, supported with extensive illustrations. Of the several sciences which may serve the breeder, genetics is the one which bears upon his breeding practices. It is the science which seeks to account for the similarities and dissimilarities in characterisation exhibited by individuals related by a common ancestry and to define the exact relation between successive generations.
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Oriental Gamefowl

A Guide for the Sportsman, Poultryman and Exhibitor of Rare Poultry Species and Gamefowl of the World

Author: Horst W. Schmudde

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781420876819

Category: Nature

Page: 208

View: 3797

To learn what the bassett hound is, they are good with children. You will lean a lot of information in this book. The reason on writing this book is there is not any book specific book on bassett hounds. I had to do a lot of research for this book.
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Gamefowl Genetics

An Insight On the Best Breeding Methods Involving Gamefowls

Author: Napoleon Nalcot

Publisher: Napoleon Nalcot



Page: N.A

View: 2671

Breeding is as complicated as a jigsaw puzzle you’re trying to complete with. You have to be well-versed in the basics of gamefowl genetics to gain traction in whatever breeding program you’re into. You have to know what DNA is all about and of its functions. Sure, we were taught about genes in schools and that they’re made up of pieces of DNA. Human DNA, for example, serves as a blueprint for which all the information about a particular person’s traits is stored. Gamefowl DNA functions the same. While there are many different breeding methods you can choose from, the goal is one and the same. And it has something to do with the outcome of a particular mating you were able to predict with reasonable accuracy from the very start. You can freely breed your favorite gamefowls any way you want, but you can only consider yourself a successful breeder when, in doing so, the desired results outweigh all the risks. This book aims to educate, for the most part, the ordinary “rooster man” or sabongero, as well as the neophyte gamefowl breeder, on the proper gamefowl genetics selection, pros and cons of different gamefowl breeding methods, and my personal bias on the best breeding method involving gamefowls.
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How the Chicken Crossed the World

The Story of the Bird that Powers Civilisation

Author: Andrew Lawler

Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co

ISBN: 0715650262

Category: Nature

Page: 336

View: 7895

Queen Victoria was obsessed with it. Socrates' last words were about it. Charles Darwin and Louis Pasteur made their scientific breakthroughs using it. Hailed as a messenger of the gods, powerful sex symbol, gambling aid, all-purpose medicine and handy research tool, the humble chicken has been also cast as the epitome of evil, and the star of the world's most famous joke. Beginning with the recent discovery, that the chicken's unlikely ancestor is the T. Rex, How the Chicken Crossed the World tracks the chicken from its original domestication in the jungles of Southeast Asia some 10,000 years ago to today's Western societies, where it became the most engineered of animals, to the uncertain future of what is now humanity's single most important source of protein. In a masterful combination of historical sleuthing and journalistic exploration on four continents, Lawler reframes the way we feel and think about all domesticated animals and even nature itself.
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Handbook of Avian Hybrids of the World

Author: Eugene M. McCarthy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198040415

Category: Science

Page: 608

View: 435

With more than 5,000 works cited, Handbook of Avian Hybrids of the World is the greatest compendium of information ever published on hybridization in birds. Worldwide in scope, it provides information on all reported avian crosses, not only those occurring in captivity, but also in a natural setting (approximately 4,000 crosses are covered). This book is a basic reference, intended both for the serious birder and the professional biologist. McCarthy's work fills a need for reference material that takes into account the last half century of data. It will be of interest to workers in a wide variety of fields, ranging from animal behavior to genetics, ecology, zoology, and systematics. In fact, it will make fascinating reading for anyone interested in birds and the natural world.
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Cocking Science (History of Cockfighting Series)

Author: Old Family

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1446545032

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 88

View: 607

COCKING SCIENCE by "OLD FAMILY" - Originally published in 1939 and never before reprinted. This edition is republished as part of Read Country Book's "History of Cockfighting" series. The book was written as a guide for the Game Fowl Beginner and its 88 pages cover, "The Breeding, Rearing, Conditioning and Fighting of Game Fowl From a Scientific Point of View." It shows the best methods for 'Pure-Line Breeding' as well as scientific formulae for developing strains. It is a fascinating and informative book, written in plain english, containing much advice that is still of practical use to poultry breeders today. A must for the cockfighting historian. Chapters are: Types, Selecting the Trio, Conformation, The Hen, Breeding Requirements, inbreeding, Culling, Dubbing, Walking, Care of Coop-walked Fowl, The Keep, Feed in Keep, Breeding Fundamentals, Mendel's Laws, Mendelian Methods, Hybridization, The 4-Way Cross, Diseases: Roup, Chicken Pox, White Diarrhea, Pullorum Disease, Salpingitis, Aspergillosis, Cholera.
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Bantam Breeding and Genetics

Author: Fred P. Jeffrey

Publisher: Fanciers Supplies


Category: Bantam chickens

Page: 308

View: 6339

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Storey's Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds

Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Turkeys, Emus, Guinea Fowl, Ostriches, Partridges, Peafowl, Pheasants, Quails, Swans

Author: Carol Ekarius

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612128432

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

View: 9510

More than 128 birds strut their stuff across the pages of this definitive primer for intrepid poultry farmers and feather fanciers alike. From the Manx Rumpy to the Redcap and the Ancona duck to his Aylesbury cousin, each breed is profiled with a brief history, detailed descriptions of identifying characteristics, and colorful photography. Comprehensive and fun, Storey’s Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds celebrates the personalities and charming good looks of North America’s quirkiest barnyard birds and waterfowl.
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From Genesis to Genetics

The Case of Evolution and Creationism

Author: John A. Moore

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520240669

Category: Religion

Page: 239

View: 9888

"A marvelous and insightful review of the creationism/evolution controversy by an individual who has contributed immeasurably to the public understanding of science."—Lee Hood, author of The Code of Codes: Scientific and Social Issues in the Human Genome Project "I know of no book that explains the evolution/creation controversy in such a comprehensive manner, and yet in a style that will be understood by high school students. It demarcates those areas of thought that belong to faith-supported religion on the one hand, and reason-supported science on the other without denigrating either."—Richard E. Dickerson, UCLA "There are few scientists as knowledgeable and clear about how science works, and as thoughtful about the creation and evolution controversy as John A. Moore. A product of Moore's wisdom and his over 60 years experience as a brilliant and productive scholar, From Genesis to Genetics will bring understanding to both citizens and scientists who are grappling with the contentious issues of science and religion, evolution and creationism."—Eugenie C. Scott, Executive Director, National Center for Science Education
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Fowl! Bird Flu

It's Not What You Think

Author: Sherri J. Tenpenny

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781932863871

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 295

View: 1144

Book Description Unflinching, thoroughly researched, and bound to be controversial, FOWL! will change forever perceptions of environmental policy, the pharmaceutical industry and the governments role in the dissemination of public health information. A core premise of the book: how dioxins and other environmental chemicals are contributing to the toxic load in chickens, migratory birds, and humans, leading to massive death when combined with "bird flu" and other influenza viruses. However, this is far more than a book about the environment. FOWL! examines the specter of mandatory vaccination and exposes how pharmaceutical companies, chemical companies, and agribusinesses are not separate industries but function more as "sister enterprises," working together for mutual benefit, profit, and power. Learn what the Bird Flu hype is REALLY about! From the Author "FOWL!" is an investigative report into how dioxins, POPs and other environment chemicals are contributing to illness in migratory birds, chickens and humans by making them more susceptible to the effects of influenza viruses. The avian flu scare is just the latest act in an ongoing world government drama. This book is a disclosure about betrayals on many levels. Here are a few of the truths that will be exposed: -Who wants the rural chickens dead? Who benefits from the destruction of the family farm, here and abroad? -What are the real reasons that domestic chickens and ducks are sick? -What is the connection between toxic environmental conditions and the death ofmigratory birds? -Why are human deaths associated with bird flu concentrated in Southeast Asia? -Who benefits from the manufacture of a 'pandemic vaccine'? What's in it? -Why vaccines are not the answer.
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