Image from page 176 of "The breeds of live stock, and the principles of heredity .." (1887)
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CLYDESDALE MARE LADY OF THE LAKE 521. Color, brown; foaled 1880; got by Young Blane 518, son ofBlane (76); dam Maggie by Largs Jock (444), son of Old Clyde(574). Bred by Robert Barbour, South Kilruskin, West Kilbride,Scotland; imported 1881, and owned by Galbraith Bros., Janesville,Wis. Has been one of the most famous prize-winners of her classever owned in America. Engraved after a sketch from life byBurk. (170)
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CHAPTER VII. PERCHERON HORSES. The Percheron is an ancient French breed, originally famed forits capacity for rapid locomotion with a heavy load, and especiallyadapted to drawing the heavy diligences or post-coaches used inFrance before the clays of the railway and locomotive. Traditionhas long attributed to the Percheron — confessedly among the mostactive and powerful of the heavy breeds of the European Continent— an Oriental origin; but it was not until the researches recentlymade in the compilation of pedigrees for the first volume of thePercheron Stud Book of France that the extent to which the bloodof the Orient had entered into the formation of the Percheron racewas fully realized. What, the Darley Arabian was to the EnglishThoroughbred, and the Gray Arabian Smetanxa to the Orloff, theGray Arabian Gallipoli appears to have been to the Percheron horseof France. Diligent and persistent inquiry into the family recordsand traditions of the best breeders of Le Perche has enabled
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