Excerpt from Sheep: Their Breeding and Management Before we enter into particulars connected with our subject: Sheep, their Breeding and Management: it would be as well to consider, at some length, the principles on which breeding in general should be conducted. For, the problems connected with breeding, crossing, etc., are both numerous and intricate. For instance, why does the produce of a Dorking cock and a Cochin-china hen differ so entirely from the produce of a Cochin cock and a Dorking hen? It is so, and, remark, the difference, though more or less varied in quantity, is constant in quality. Why, again, is the get by a male horse out of a female donkey utterly distinct from the produce of a stallion ass and a mare? So different, indeed, from one another are they, that each has, in England, a distinctive name, the one by a male ass being called a "mule," that by a horse, a "hinny." About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.