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By Alexis Soyer

Published 1854

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The means of telling the various qualities of poultry are well known: the age is known by the spur, and the quality by the skin. There is, perhaps, no poultry in the world that comes up to the well-fed Dorking capon. The new breed of Cochin China fowls, of which the best for eating is the grey kind, if fed and treated in the same way as the Dorking capons, might produce a larger fowl, but it is