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.