Measuring twenty-six inches in height, the kulm cock is believed to have been brought from Java or Sumatra.

Kulm Rooster

Measuring twenty-six inches in height, the kulm cock is believed to have been brought from Java or Sumatra.

"The comb is single, of medium size, perfectly straight and upright upon the head, free from side sprigs, deeply serrated with five or six points, and bright red in color. The comb should extend well back over the head, with no tendency to follow the shape of the neck."—Government Printing Office, 1897

Head of Single-Comb Brown Leghorn Cock

"The comb is single, of medium size, perfectly straight and upright upon the head, free from side sprigs,…

Dorkings are well known for their egg and meat production. The breed is very docile, but can have tendencies of being exceptionally broody.

Silver Gray Dorking Cock

Dorkings are well known for their egg and meat production. The breed is very docile, but can have tendencies…

"Leghorns are the best known of the egg-producing varieties or Mediterranean class. They are the premiers in laying and the standard by which the prolificacy of other breeds is judged."—Government Printing Office, 1897

Single-Comb White Leghorn Cock

"Leghorns are the best known of the egg-producing varieties or Mediterranean class. They are the premiers…

Approximately the size of pigeon, the cock of the rock has a distinctive crest of feathers arranged in two planes. It is often found on the rocky shores of streams, which it draws its namesake from.

Cock-of-the-Rock

Approximately the size of pigeon, the cock of the rock has a distinctive crest of feathers arranged…

"In the common European Cock-Chafer, <em>Melolontha vulgaris</em>, they are of considerable length, especially the male, and fold up like the leaves of a fan. These insects fly well, but heavily, with a loud whirring noise; but they generally grawl slowly." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Cockchafer

"In the common European Cock-Chafer, Melolontha vulgaris, they are of considerable length,…

The Minorcas are similar to the Leghorns, with their main value being egg-producing. The produce less eggs than the Leghorns, but their eggs are generally larger, and equal the output in bulk.

Black Minorca Cockerel

The Minorcas are similar to the Leghorns, with their main value being egg-producing. The produce less…

Instinctive fighters, this breed was often used for cock-fighting.

Game Fowl

Instinctive fighters, this breed was often used for cock-fighting.

The black grouse (also known as the black cock) is common throughout Europe.

Black Grouse

The black grouse (also known as the black cock) is common throughout Europe.

"Grouse, in ornithology, are various game-birds, specially the black grouse, and the red grouse. The male of the former is called the black cock, and the female the gray hen. The red, called also the common grouse, inhabits moors, feeding on the young shoots of the heath."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Ruffed Grouse

"Grouse, in ornithology, are various game-birds, specially the black grouse, and the red grouse. The…

"It is of thick, massive form, and often weighs as much as six or seven pounds; it is of a purplish-black color, variegated with red and brown above; the belly is crimson; the flesh soft and insipid." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Lumpfish

"It is of thick, massive form, and often weighs as much as six or seven pounds; it is of a purplish-black…

Chickens are domesticated animals used for their eggs and meat.

Rooster

Chickens are domesticated animals used for their eggs and meat.

The male of the domestic fowl.

Rooster

The male of the domestic fowl.

"Spermatozoa of domestic cock, greatly magnified." The spermatozoam or seminal animalcules, or male Dynamamaebae (figs. 106, 107), are the exact counterparts of ovarian ova, in so far as they are single-celled animals of a very low grade of organization; but their activity and intelligence is marvelousm and still more so is the mysterious attribute with which they are endowed of assimilating their protoplasmic substance with that of the ovum; with the result that thus fecundated ovum is capable of procreating itself by fission for a period until a mass of similar creates in engendered; from which mass is then speedily evolved the complex body the bird." Elliot Coues, 1884

Rooster Seman

"Spermatozoa of domestic cock, greatly magnified." The spermatozoam or seminal animalcules, or male…