Hi Dr. Miller,
Thanks so much for the nice reply and the info about Judge Card and Judge Broomhead! I will go looking for his other books! You wrote:, "Like the wing, the tail too for similar reasons can tell a lot about the structure of the chicken.". What do they tell us? I understand about the misplacement of wing, tail and feathers of such. But what do wing and tail tell us about the structure of the chicken? Do they have any importence regarding productive capability?
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I am just starting to learn about capability and capacity. It's a fascinating subject. I know coarse skin is associated with underlying fat. That the fat and the fact that fatty coarse skin doesn't strech are attributes of a poor layer.
That skin of fine texture is associated with lack of fat under the skin and that such skin streches to accomodate room for the organs when the hen is laying. As such, is one mark of a good layer. What I don't know, is how to tell coarse skin from fine textured skin. Please could you enlighten me?
Thanks so much for sharing with us!
Edited by 3riverschick - 2/9/12 at 7:46pm