Contact us

Reporting from:

Every Feather in Place

Fanciers played an essential role in establishing and stabilizing the breeds, but were more interested in perfection of form than they were in qualities such as foraging ability, or egg-laying prowess. These illustrations, of flaws in the comb and wattles of the Silver-Laced Wyandotte rooster, are from Wyandottes in Colors and How to Judge Them, a manual for amateur breeders and judges written by Theodore Hewes and published by the Inland Poultry Journal Publishing Company in 1908.