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Ranche and Range.
VOL. I, NO. I.
FIRST PRIZE PEN BUFF LEGHORNS, OWNED BY CHAS. D. PIERCE, OAKLAND, CAL.
The above illustration represents one of the most famous prize-winning pens the Pacific Coast has
overseen. They are the property of Chas. I). Pierce, ex-mayor of Oakland, Cal., whose birds
carried away from four leading California shows, 1896-97, every first prize and a total of 14 out of iS
possible regular prizes. At the California State Poultry Association show, Jan. 1897, he captured
the American Buff Leghorn cup for best display. At the Oakland show in January his ten best
specimens scored a total of 940 points, average 94 points each; twenty best specimens, total score
1865, average 93^4 points; the best cock and four of his pullets, total of 559 points, averaged 93 8-10
points. They won two silver cups, two gold medals, one silver medal, and every special. . Mr.
I. K.- Felch, the well-known judge, pronounces Mr. Pierces fowls the best collection in the world,
and his opinion is confirmed by other prominent show room specialists.
NORTH YAKIMA, WASH., APRIL 8, 1897.
$1 PKR YEAR.