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J : TMJB DESERET FARMER Saturday, December 5, iqob.
H Hive Your
HARNESS, BUGGY TOPS
AND CARRIAGES
H Dressed with
H W. D CHAPMAN'S
HARNESS AND CARRIAGE
DRESSING
H Guaranteed to Preserve Leather and
H Make it Look Like New.
H Whoesale and Retail by
Z, C. M. I., Salt Lak City.
I Kta4V mtntlon tb "Destret Far-
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H mm with our advertisers.
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Why Suffer With Rheumatism
When for $1.00 you can be cured for
life? My druglcss device docs the
work. Send $1.00 to S. L. HAYES,
Colonial Hotel, Salt Lake City, and
he will send you the device, guaran
teed. Reference if desired. Corres
pond with me.
WANTED. To buy 30 hens and
Spring Chickens. 'Phone, Murray,
69-K or address, Poultry Farm, 786
Scott Ave., Salt Lake City, Utah.
I fts FURS; HIDES
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I I COCKERELS FOR SALE
H BtngH and Rose combed Drown Leghorn Cockerels tor
aale at from $2 to $3 each. Remember we can sell you
Blrda much cheaper mow than In the spring
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Wo need FRESH EGGS and TURKEYS. We want an egg
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Incubators and Brooders
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ly no GUESSWORK-Heat, Moisture
H and Ventilation, measured and regulat
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Porter-Walton Co.
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Agents for Utah and Idaho
POULTRY 1
BREEDING FOR RESULTS.
C. S. Gorlinc.
It is believed that in this day and
age we arc just beginning to learn
the rudiments of scientific breeding.
The power of heredity, like that of
electricity, is just beginning to be un
derstood and utilized. Scientists the
world over are studying and experi
menting. To Darwin is due the hon
or of first awakening the world to the
possibilities of inheritance in animals
and plants. Since that awakening
scores of the brightest scientific minds
have sought to solve that problem of
nature. So much has been accom
plished in the improvement of plants
and animals by cross pollcnization and
line-breeding and so intense has be
come the general interest in such
matters that the funny man has had
to have his say in order to prevent
these practical investigators from bo
coming over sanguine as to what
may or may not be accomplished. For
instance, he suggests that by crossing
the spawn of a frog and a trout and
subsequent inbreeding we may pro
duce a hybrid trout with lungs and
rudimentary legs that may he reared
on land and produced in large num
bers for market purposes. He solemn
ly asks if a cross between rye and
mint will not produce a mint julep,
nnd he quavcringly hopes no one will
succeed in crossing a bull and a hog
lest the market be over glutted with
ham monstrosities, but modestly sug
gests that it would be a great thing
for humanity to cross the bee and the
firefly nnd so produce a hybrid bee
with a light in order that it may work
by night as well as by day, and what
a great saving it would be of time and
money and iron if we could1 but pro
duce a cross between the spider and
the wirevorm that would spin woven
wirc fenr and thus prevent the to
tal exhaustion of our iron mines,
and last, but notloast, he modestly
suggests the utility of a cross be
tween the potato and onion to pro
duce a hybrid with the power to make
its eyes weep water for its own use,
thus avoiding the expense of water
and irrigating ditches in the arid re
gions. However, in all seriousness,
much has been done and very much
mor will be accomplished' in the near
future by the scientific direction of
the inherent life forces as the laws
of heredity become better known. It
is believed that every species is amen
able to improvement .by pedigree
breeding; that every species will pro
duce individuals possessing more than
average merit and that by careful se
lection and restriction, other indi
viduals of rare ccntgencr (breeding
value) qualities may be produced.
After Darwin, the more prominent
investigators along these lines wcr
Landois, Friendcnthal, Grucnbaum,
Nuttall, De Vrics, the latter having
discovered and made known the cele
brated theory of Grcgor Mendel, a
teacher of physics, in Gratz, Ger
many. Mendel having become inter
ested in the experiments of Darwin,
set iibout a line of investigations for
himself and discovered the laws of
heredity that have done so much to
modify the methods of modern breed
ers. The Mendel experiments were
made upon plants, but it is now well
known that the same laws that govern
the production of plants apply equally
to the production of animals and
birds. These 'experiments have shown
that certain .characteristics, as color,
form, type, etc., arc unit-characters
which carry the ancestral blood and
which will be reproduced in the indi
vidual in specific characteristics; that
in the progeny of a cross, there arc
always two opposing unit-characters
from different parents of the cross
and that these unit-characters coinc
into conflict in the formation of the
embryo of the progeny and battle for
supremacy in the same manner that
two-species reared in restricted quar
ters contest for food and light and
with the same result always the sur
vival of the fittest in that the strong
er, or recessive characteristic in the
cr, of recessive characteristic in the
progeny, just as we have seen the
dominant white race oppose and: sup
plant the recessive red race in Ameri
ca. The progeny of the first genera
tion was not distinguishable from the
pure bred of the one parent, which
possessed the dominating character
istic. When the hybrids were crossed
among themselves, there was no uni
form offspring, but the two distinct
types, one with the recessive and one
with the dominating characteristic

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