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Title: Brahma Fowls
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Some two years ago we wrote a series of articles upon the different breeds of poultry, showing the comparative value of each, both in the production of eggs and flesh for the table. Our remarks at that time were founded upon actual observation and experience, since which we have had extended opportunities for proving or disproving their truthfulness. Of late years, poultry breeders have become wild with excitement about several of the French varieties, which, indeed , are very fine birds, and profitable as layers, but have failed to fill the place of the justly famed Brahma Pootras. In many sections of the United States, the breeding and rearing of pure breeds of poultry is exciting much attention. It is no uncommon things, even now-a-days, for a pair of imported Brahmas to bring from one to two hundred dollars, and a large profit is soon returned by them, even at such prices. Hundreds of men in the eastern and middle states have made fortunes from their sales of thorough-bred poultry, and still the demand is unsupplied.- Why do not some of the enterprising farmers in Warren County, invest a few hundred dollars in fine poultry, and make a speculation before this stock becomes common in this country? Invest in a few pairs of Brahmas, Houdans, and Creveceurs, which can readily be sold at 15 to 20 dollars a pair, for the next five years to come. More money can be made at this than inthe rearing of fine cattle, hogs, or horses. Who will try it?

Date: 9/16/1869
Origin: Warren Republican
Record ID: 00001685
Type: Periodical
Source Archive: Warren County Historical Society
Date Entered: 8/10/2001
Collection: Clippings Scrapbook
Entered By: Amber M Knipe

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