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Herd Record of the Association of Breeders of Thorough-Bred Neat Stock Short Horns, Ayrshires and Devons

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1863
Language: English
Wordcount: 65,147 / 251 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.8
LoC Category: SF
Downloads: 304
Added to site: 2011.08.29
mnybks.net#: 30672
Genre: Non-fiction
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and make prime beef. 5

ART. 13.--General appearance. 2 -- Perfection. 50

Scale of Points for Short Horn Cows.

Points.

ART. 1.--Purity of breed on male and female side; sire and dam reputed for docility of disposition, early maturity and aptitude to fatten. Sire a good stock getter. Dam a good breeder; giving a large quantity of milk, or such as is superior for making butter or cheese. 7

ART. 2.--Head small and tapering; longer and narrower in proportion than that of the bull. Horns fine and gradually diminishing to a point; of a flat rather than of a round shape at the base; short, and inclined to turn up; those of a clear waxy color to be preferred, but such as are of a transparent white slightly tinged with yellow, admissible. Ears small, thin, and well covered with soft hair; playing quick and moving freely. Forehead of good breadth between the eyes, and slightly dished. Eyes bright, placid, and rather prominent than otherwise, with a y

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