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BREEDERS' CARDS Two Cents a Word Each Insertion. Special Sate by the Tear. rOS SALE —Mammoth Bronze Toms, reasonable. W. J. Duffy, Sunnyside, Wash. EGGS for hatching from pure blood BaiT6d Plymouth Rocks and Indian Runner Ducks—sl.so per Betting Of IH. E. B. Fowler, Shaw Island, Wash. DUCK EGGS-Indian Kunnor, Imperial Tekin, Buff Orphington and White Leghorn chicken eggs. Catalogue for stamp. F. A. Cowell, Lakcbay, Wash. WHITE PLYMOUTH SOCKS — The great utility breed. There are none bettor than my strains. Eggs only $1.50 setting. Robert S. Doublcday, Ballow, Wash. CATALOGUE TREE of the best Brown, White and Buff Leghorns, Black Mi norcas, B. P. Rocks and Buff Cochin Bantams. Fred A. Johnson, 618 S. 35th St., Tacoma. Wash. BRONZE TURKEYS, Toulouse Geese, Pekin and Rouen Ducks, Pearl Guin eas, Barred Rocks, White Leghorns, White and S. L. Wyandottes, Orping tons, Javas and Dorkings. Catalog free. W. D. Good, Mt. Vernon, Wash. GET THE BEST White Wyandotts and White Leg horns —the two best breeds on earth. Stock for sale in lots to suit. WM. McCABE, Falrfleld, Wash. ; Eggs- More Eggs For Hatching from my bred-to-lay, as well as for the show, strains of Barred Plymouth Rocks, White Wyandottes, S. C. White Leghorns, and my Unparall eled strain of Black Minorcas. Bred to line for 12 years; a few more birds to sell. Eggs $2 setting; 2 settings, $3.50. BELLINCiHAM BAY POULTRY YARDS O. L. Oiese, Prop. R. P. D. No. 1 Bellingfham, Wash. I make a specialty of breeding S. C. RHODE ISLAND REDS S. C. WHITE LEGHORNS My reputation, gained during 25 years of successful breeding, is back of ev ery bird I sell you. Hggn In Season. H.F. rau, » BOr». To. Bar Barred Plymouth Rocks Prize winning birds head all my pens. My birds win everywhere. They are bred to win and bred to lay. Have a few birds, either sex, for sale. Also settings of eggs. J. L. ANDERSON 1003 Worth Fortieth St., Seattle, Wash. Barred Plymouth Rocks That in breeding and individual merit are the equal of any on the market BRED TO WIN AND BBS! TO LIT Eggs from choicest matings of Pure Bradley Bros, stock, one setting, $2.00; two settings, $3.00. B. J. WATSON, Box B. Gold Bar, Wash. Bond Grit Machines Do the work at home. Cost little ana save all costs to the poultry man of buying grit, ground bone, etc. Why buy these things when you can make your own on a "Bond"? Write me for par ticulars, prices, etc. FRED A. JOHNSON 518 South 35th St., TACOMA, WASH. Big Sure Hatch Book "* Best Ever Printed % You ought to have a free copy of this I book on Incubators, Brooders and I Chicken Raisins:. Nothing: like it ever I printed before. It's a __ t --r"— '-■ -■ia big book. Has over S^^3g^ggJ|jlM| one hundred solid tw;li*wJyllMgHrH pages < f reading mat- rEsSsV^HjHH ter and pictures from V^HlpKwvl^TlpJ actual photographs. — '/ h AIM The cover is in three I ""■ ' f^. colors. Jammed full of I*** I money - making in- "^ formation for all who are interested in Chickens. You'll like the way it's written— makes everything clear as sunlight. Tells you the very things you must know to succeed in raising poultry. The Sure Hatch Hook is a safe guide because it is based on the success ful experience of the men who in ten years built up the business of the SURE HATCH INCUBATOR from nothing to the largest in the world. Get a Sure Hatch and make money. Over 110.000 others are doing so — why not you Pays for itself with one hatch. Runs itself. Does all we claim or we take it back at our expense. Guaranteed for Five Years. The risk is all on our side. Don't buy an incubator until you get the Sure Hatch Book and read up. Send postal today -BUREHATCH INCUBATORCO. Boil3S,Frtmont,Neb..orDpt.l3s.lndua»polu.lnd. THE RANCH, SEATTLE. WASHINGTON POULTRY INDUSTRY Necessity of the Trap Nest. The question whether or not the trap nest shall find a place in the poultry raiser's equipment this season is be ing considered by a great many at this time, and every bit of information that may aid in coming to a decision is welcomed. The Ranch has in pre vious issues had considerable to say regarding the matter, and once the trap nest was fully described and- illus trated in our columns. We have se cured from the American Poultry Jour nal a number of statements made by different people regarding the utility and necessity of the trap nest and give the information below for the benefit of our readers. It had been our hope to have an illustration of the trap nest used on the new Inglewood poultry farm at Los Angeles, Cal., but up to thii writing the cuts have not arrived. At the Inglewood farm every hen is being scored for egg laying by the trap nest system, and the propri etors find it an indispensible method for determining which birds are the best producers. It should be noted that the extracts that follow are culled from a wide field, indicating the general use of trap nests by the leading poultry raisers in the east, and we see no rea son why the Washington and Oregon breeders should not follow their ex ample. As Poultry Topics remarks, "There is no getting around the fact that trap nests are going to be more and more used as the fancy increases." The use of trap nests, according to the Farm Journal, will pick out the drones in the flock. Every poultry keeper should have trap nests, if for no other purpose than to find out which are the working hens. In the Poultry Keeper, M. K. Boyer recently said: "The first year that we used trap nests we discovered that about one-fourth of our flocks were not worth breeding from. The next year we secured 20 per cent more eggs with 25 per cent less hens —we bred only from the cream." Thus, you see, it is worth your while to adopt some form of trap nest and know for a certainty which hens lay enough eggs to pay for their keep and which birds produce your best young stock. Then, again, the man who can adver tise a trap nest record for his pure bred stock, which will show an aver age production of more than 150 eggs per year for each heu, will not be able to fill his orders at $5 per setting of eggs. Let's have the opinions of those who have had actual experience with the use of the trap nest. Victor D. Can aday says: "Nothing will contribute more to any breeder's success than the knowledge of the breeding value of his fowls, obtained by the use of trap nests and a pedigree system," and J. M. Beecher, jr., while admitting that trap nests and pedigree records mean work, says the breeder who ex pects to improve his flock without either of these in some form or in some degree has a long, hard road be fore him. Quit guessing and study your individuals. Trap nests, according to W. G. Cory, do not consume near the time nor require the attention that some people imagine, and he has found that they more than pay for themselves by giving him results which he would not know how to obtain any other way, though the cost in time and money were twice as much. The time when the rule of thumb and guess was good enaough has passed. What we should have in these progressive days is ex act knowledge of what we are accom plishing. A flock of hens which will produce an average of close to 200 eggs in a year for each individual in it, which has been built up by a trap nest system, will bring its owner as much money as one which would win in any show in the country. Our peo ple are practical fanciers and like to get tangible results which they can see in their bank accounts. H. P. Rankin, a successful poultry breeder, says: "Practical and scien tific poultry men the world over are today acknowledging the superiority of trap nests. The poultry keeper without trap nests is working as much in the dark as would be the big de partment store that did not keep books. To those who are afraid that the poultry business is being overdone, just enter into the breeding of high class, standard-bred poultry, breed to lay by an up-to-date trap nest system. stick to it carefully and persistently, and from your results, financially and otherwise, I will guarantee that you will agree with me that the poultry business is only in its infancy." Dr. N. W. Sanborn adds his experi ence thus: "The interest in trap nests is increasing. More and more of these are being installed in breeding and lay ing pens. We have learned and un learned many 'facts' since we began to use trap nests during the breeding season. I have not found it the trouble I expected and my birds took to it from the start. I have learned more about my birds, have advanced more in the few years I have used these nests than in the ten years that pre ceded. I have fewer broken eggs than under the use of the common nest, and I have learned much along egg lines since I began to trap my birds." A writer whose name is not given says: "Do not be frightened by the statements of some people that they are too much work, hens do not take to them, or the confined hen breaks the egg. You will be surprised to see how little time it does take to handle trap nests, how quickly the birds begin to use them, and you will find that very few eggs are ever broken in them. I have a bunch of six splendid cock erels, every bird fit to show, plainly just the same blood. What does the trap nest tell me about these birds? Their punched webs tell me that they were from pen headed by my best show cock, and also that they were out of my best brown-egg hen on the place. What of all this? Simply that my brown-egg hen will be mated next spring to the same male. Shall I get any more cockerels of show quality? I certainly expect to. The man who expects to work up his flock cannot afford to neglect the trap nest. It is an aid to progress." The trap nest system is proper and its use will bring about absolute knowl edge of results in breeding operations in high-class stock or higher averages in egg production. It's mighty satis factory as a fancier to look at a bird and know beyond doubt that it was produced by such a dam and such a sire and then to be able to follow its breeding back several generations. We were talking with a fancier but a few days ago that has such a record, and could feel the gleam of satisfaction as he told us the breeding of one of his birds —even to the number of eggs laid each year by dam, grand dam, and back for several generations. Such a system is not hard to establish, not hard to maintain, eliminates the hap hazard system too much in vogue, and reduces the breeding of poultry to a more systematic basis, and while it is impossible to make two peas or two birds grow just alike, it is possible by a systematic method to breed to a greater uniformity of the general flock by a carefully kept system oT pedigree breeding in which the trap nest plays a most important part. To constantly improve the prolifi cacy of egg production in the "Hen Family," one must have some means of ascertaining the exact number of eggs each hen lays. There can be no real advance made along this line with out some method that is authentic and accurate. With this end in view, the trap nest came upon the market some good, some bad and some of doubtful worth; but now the experi mental stage of the trap nest is past, real progress is being made by pains taking breeders in not only reaching the 200-egg yield annually with each hen, but even surpassing that number. An experiment made by one poultry raiser resulted in the knowledge that twenty-four of the hens laid 160 eggs; six laid 208; ten laid 202; eighteen laid 200; the balance fell below 160. These hens were banded, their number entered upon the daily record kept, and the number of eggs entered, each hen being credited with the perform ance of her dutiful deposit in the trap nest, or a blank alone spoke of her worth or worthlessness. Green bone should be fed to the poultry every day, but it is not neces sary that the cutting be done every day. You can cut up a lot two or three times a week—enough each time to last till the next cutting. O. L. Gieae, owner of the Bellingham Day poultry yards, writes that he has Just been moving from his former loca lake Your |F3=fg Hen» Pay^li man PnAtl by m'tlnf Bl|fr n.toh.i •* I^V-^-U MFB! v] hitch CMckl th»tLlr«. B*(inn«rf, *■ w.ll ■■■■■■■ W M .ip*'". do tbll with th. L»U§« mum IfiJiUULLL HH rVPUPRQ Incubatora lUimU ■ VI ■ ilEiriw and Broodere^ttHKCT»Mi!t!3| ImpTOTtmmtl pctMMtd by no otheri. HO d»j>' frw trial with Momj I Back Ou»rmntr o*l 280-pan iiuiiic to Poultry Profit FREE to you I CIPHERS INCUBATOR COMPANY, BUFFALO I Hew York, Boston, Chicago, Oakland, C»l., Kansas J WHY NOT RAISE DOMESTICATED PHEASANTS, QUAIL, ETC.. Profit* enormous I ECCS bring from SOc to S3 EACH, BIRDS from $20 to SI 60 per PAIR. Large back yard enough apace to produce from S6OO to SI ,200 yearly. DEMAND HEAVY. We buy your eggs and youngsters or furnish customers. Our breeders are all RAISED IN CONFINEMENT, are very hardy, WILL THRIVE >N ANY CLIMATE and are NOT SUBJECT TO DISEASE like poultry and pigeons. EXPENSIVE OUTFITS UNNEC ESSARY. Don't conflict with Came Laws. Send SI.OO TO-DAY for Book "DOMESTICATED PHEASANTS AND CAME FOR PROFIT" and ask especially for photo "B IS' 1. BREEDING STOCK shipped anywhere In U. S. and Canada) SAFE ARRIVAL GUARANTEED. THE DOMESTICATED GAME CO., LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA ROSE COMB RHODE ISLAND REDS Utility and Fancy Combined; High- Class Breeders, $2.50 to $10 Each. Utility Stock, $5 a Trio. BLACK BROS., COUPEVILLE, WIT. RHODE ISLAND REDS -■■■ Both Varieties. We are breeding for egg production; our winnings show we have best color on coast. A few: At Everett. Ist and 2nd, cockerel; Ist, 2nd and 3rd pullet; Ist pen Dec. 27, 1906. At Seattle, where it takes the best to win, Ist, 3rd and 4th, cockerel; Ist, 2nd, 3rd and 6th, pullet; Ist pen,—Jan 8, 1907. Eggs from utility stock, $1.50 for 15; $6.00 per 100. __ . WARE to PeSEIAEM. Kennewick, Wash. Scars White Rocks BEST IN THE WEST Won at Tacoma and State Fair, 31 prizes. At Portland, Jan, '07, they won 16 prizes out of a possible 21. Won all specials except one. Eggs $2.00, $3.50 and $5.00 per setting. 3401 Worth Dove St., Tacoma, Wash. BRED FOR EGGS By Trap Nest System Buff Leghorns, Barred Rocks, White Wyandottes, Indian Runner and Pekin Ducks. From our best laying strains. Wyandottes bred from stock that entered Australian contest. Eggs, $1.50 setting; Incubator lots, 50 eggs, $3.00; 100 eggs, $5.00; duck eggs limited. Also O. I. C. pigs. Enclose stamp for prompt reply. John Tan Trojen, Sr., Kadlock, Wash. ___——_^_————— ————— Rhode Island Reds Bred to Win and Bred to Lay Pens headed by finest birds obtain able and win wherever shown. Cock erels, $1.60 to $5 ea. to make room for breeding stock; eggs for hatching after January Ist. HA ni IR R TACOMA. WASH. • A* 1/VlVlV.e TACOMA. WASH. Homes For Sale Owing to limited space in my loft I will sell forty pairs of Homers at $1.50 per pair. These birds are under two years old, are from the finest American and European strains; have bred me many choice youngsters, and for squab raising purposes cannot be excelled any where in America. Squabs average ten pounds to the dozen. E. L,. REBER, Room 4 Hoge Building, Seattle. Blanchard's Poultry Eggs for hatching from selected standard bred layers of Barred Plymouth Bocks, White Plymouth Bocks, 8. C. Brown Leghorns, White Wydandottes and S. C. Black Minorcas. Setting's of 13 eggs, $2.00; two set settings, $3.50. .•/:;■■■ Incubators —Eggs from our best layers regardless of type or fancy color marks in lots, as follows: 50 eggs, $4.00; 100 eggs, $7.00. We aim to supply eggs of high fer tility and that will hatch strong, vig orous chicks —stock for sale— write for prices. H. L. BLANCHARD, Hadlock, Wash. MAMMOTH BRONZE TURKEYS BARRED PLYMOUTH ROCKS. Many of our breeding turkeys are from the prize winning flock at the world's fair, St. Louis, and Madison Square Garden, New York. Our tur keys are winners wherever shown. Can furnish old or young stock, either sex. Our Barred Plymouth Rocks have been winning for more than ten years under eastern and coast judges. They are great layers as well as blue ribbon winners. We should be able to please you in quality and price, as we have many good ones to select from. Mount Lookover Poultry Yards Hit F. B. WEST, Prop., 190» Bout* 1, Jtfforion, Or*fom.