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(All Inquiries for mrarmatlon Should be Addressed to D. Tancred, Kent, Wash.)
Within the past fortnight 1 have
received several inquiries from Ranch
readers concerning the color of the
eggs of various breeds and varieties.
The White Orpington was the sub
ject of several of these questions and,
wishing to be certain of answering
correctly, 1 consulted Mr. J. P. Gib
son, of Keut, who has a nice lot of
White Orps direct from Cook's yards;
and he informs me that the eggs of
that variety are of varying shades of
cream color, with quite a range from
the lightest to the darkest. The eggs
of the Rhode Island Rod were also
a subject of inquiries. Here again
we have eggs lacking in uniformity of
color. The eggs of pure bred Rhode
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SELECT EGGS $1.50 Per Dozen.
From a prize winning and heavy laying strain.
Book your orders now. Correspondence gladly
Will Boundy, Box 122, Kent, Wash.
Mountain View Poultry Yards.
JOHN VAN TROGEN, if., Prop.
Standard breeds of Buff Leghorns, White Leg
horns, and H. (J. R. I. Reds. Bred for eggs.
Eggs for hatching, $1.50 per 13; £5 per 50; $5 per
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CHIMACDM, Jefferson County, WASH.
I White Leghorns
One-Half Tancred Strain.
Day Old Chicks in 100 lots, in lute
Day UlCl CHICKS Apnlaudearly May.
Geo. W. Kimberley, Puyallup, Wash
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Do the work at home. Costs little and saves
the poultryman all costs of buying grit,
ground bone. etc. Why buy such when you
can make your own on a "Johnson." Write
me for particulars, prices, etc.
FRED A. JOHNSON
513 So. 35th St. Taooma, Wash.
Island Keds are fc sometimes of quite a
light cream color, but for the most
part they are quite deep in color, of
a reddish tinge rather than the brown
of the Plymouth Rock.
The beginner in the poultry busi
ness is apt to think that he has had a
lemon handed him when he finds
the hatching eggs, for which he has
paid a fancy price to some noted
breeder, sadly Jacking in uniformity
of color and, quite frequently, in
shape and size as well. I paid a stiff
price for the first Khode island Ked
eggs L ever bought and was far from
satisfied I when unpacked them and
found them of all shades from a light
cream to a deep brick red, to say
nothing of a great variety in shape
There's no question but that a case
of eggs uniform in color and size
makes a liner appearance than a mix
ture of all sizes and colors does; and
the dealer prefers them and so does
the consumer, and yet they won't
pay us a sou more for them. This
beiugthe case, the sensible course for
the producer to pursue is to devote
his efforts to increased production
first of all and later, when the markets
of the Northwest show some indica
tion of a proper appreciation of
uniformity of size and color, it will
be time enough tor us to worry about
color and size, blow foolish it would
be for the producer, under the present
conditions, to discard a very pro
i duetive hen because her egg is some
what below the average size, retaining
in her stead a less productive hen
which lays a larger egg when both
these eggs bring just the same price
in the Portland or Seattle maikets.
1 am here alluding to the egg rancher,
the producer of market eggs and not
to the breeder from whom he obtains
his stock. The latter must keep as
far in advance or local conditions as
he possibly can and strive Cor perfec
tion though absolute perfection may
never be attained.
To get back to the subject of egg
colors; it may be stated that even the
varieties popularly supposed to lay a
uniformly white egg do as a matter
of fact show some tiotiug in their
product. The only flocks that 1 have
ever known to lay eggs uniformly of
a dead white color were of a variety
now almost extinct, the White Faced
Black Spanish. Their eggs were of a
whiteness almost ghostly and in the
case of a pen of 16 of them whose eggs
1 had opportunity to examine through
out a whole season I never saw a tint
ed egg of their production. 1 believe
that another black feathered variety,
the Blaok Minorca, comes next to the
Black Spanish in the uniform white
ness of their eggs. The White Leg
horns lay eggs which for all practical
purposes may be described as dead
white, but close scrutiny of a case a
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FjBS3 for hatching, .$2.50 to $5.00.
BBi^^KSSIBB^SI l-2Starr-Boydßldg., Seattle, Wash.
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The Trap Nested White Leghorns
Order Now for June Hatched Chicks. d. tanceo,
No better variety and no better strain of that variety. Kent, Wash.
lot will show some eggs of a faint
cream or flesh tint, but seldom of a
depth sufficient to be casually observ
ed. The eggs of the Ancona are similar
to those of the White Leghorn, but
the brown Leghorn shows a decided
increase in the number of tinted eggs
laid and in the depth of tint.
The low price of distillate—seven
cents per gallon, f o. b., Seattle —
should encourage every poultry raiser
to spray his premises liberally. No
better spray can be used against mites
than the distillate, applied with as
much force as possible to all the
cracks in the walls, root's and roosting
platforms. It is sure death to all the
vermin it touches, but to make a
dead certainty of the job it should be
repeated three or four days later,
when the nits that escaped the first
spray will surely be caught by the
second dose before they have done
much towards reproduction. The
distillate should be copiously applied
and not one crack or joint overlook
ed. Even the chicken raiser on a
very small scale can afford to crder
8 50 gallon barrel of the fluid and will
find that he has plenty of use for it.
Another point in favor of distillate is
that it may be used liberally around
the roosts and nests without messing
up the fowls as so many disinfectants
As soon as possible the young
cockerels should be separated from the
pullets and if any of them are to be
reserved as breeding cockerels there
should be another segregation and
those intended tor the market as
broilers fed a fattening ration. Wet
mash and skim milk makes the best
flesh forming diet and though costing
more than a dry grain ration it more
than makes up for that by the in
creasing weight. The young pullets
should be fed for growth, that is,
bone and frame first and only one
moist mash feed per day should be
given them and that should be mostly
tolled oats and bran with but little
corn meal. Oats, wheat, barley and
corn form the best growing ration as
distinguished from 21 fattening ration.
the latter being largely composed of
cracked corn and corn meal. Dry
mash in hoppers should be fed the
growing pullets but not to the ex
clusion of hard grain feeds morning
and evening in the litter on the floor
of pen and one mcist mash feed per
day. Theie is nothing so good as oats
for frame and muscle and when they
cannot be obtained in the form of
groats they can at least have part of
the beard removed by the feed mill.
Barley is also a good grain to feed
for this purpose and it too can have
part of beard removed before feeding.
When fattening the young roosters
for market some charcoal and a small
quantity of green food daily will do
much to keep them on their feed.
They should be marketed as soon as
they show signs of failing appetite.
The cockerels reserved for breeders
should be given all the room possible
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TfGGS for Hatching. Buff and White Leghorn
-*-' eggs, thoroughbred, for sale; 80 per cent,
fertility guaranteed. $1.60 per setting of 15,
$5.00 per 100. D. M. Damn, R.F.D. 3, Seattle,
Wash. - 8-4tp
S. C. Buff Orpingtons Exclusively.
Eggs $1.50 per 16; |3.50 per 50; $5 per 100. A few
cockerels at $3. The finest band of Angoras in
Washington. J. HANKS & SONS,
EGGS from thoroughbred stock. All pens
headed with Eastern males. Black and
White Minorcas, Brown, Buff and White Leg
horns, R. I. Reds and 8 S. Hamburgs. Eggs
$1 50 per 15. M. J. Berry, R.F.D. 3, Station 8,
Box 114, Seattle. 6-4tp
T YNDEN Poultry Yards. Eggs for hatching
-^ from good laying strain. 8. C. Buff, White
and Brown Leghorns, and Black Minorca^,
$1.50 per 15, |2.50 per 30. Herman Oordt, Lyn
BARRED PLYMOUTH ROCKS, Mammoth
Bronze Turkeyi, Indian Runner Ducks, and
Registered Berkshire Swine. Bpleudid stock.
Cockerels $2.50 to $3.50 each. Toms $8 to $10
each. Write for our circular price list. Pliny
Shepardson, Castle Rock, Wash.
BQGB from Farm Raised Barred Rooks, (Maine
Laying Strain,) 8 C.R.I Reds. 8. C. Buff and
Black Orpingtons $3.00 per Betting, $7.00 per 100.
Auburn Pomltry Farm, Auburn, Wash, S-tf
CIRCULAR FRBE, of the but Buff and White
Leßhorui, Buff, White and Partridge Wyau
dottea, Black Miuoroaa and Barred Rooks. Fred
A. Johnson, Ml 86tta St., Taooma, Wash.
1\ r<> ITi.kii Anoonas—Young stock $1.50 each.
ivl Eggs $1.25 for 16. Mrs. Jas. Neally, Sultan,