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MULE PRODUCTION 5
Figure 3.-A prize-winning jack. Note size of bone and general quality throughout.
The most essential points of conformation iln a good jack are: A
straight strong back, closely coupled and well-muscled over the loin;
a long, level rump; and a deep body with well-sprinmg ribs to allow
ample room for lung development. Vigor and strength of constitution
are indicated by a broad chest and large heart girth.
The legs should be set straight, be well-muscled, and have plenty of
bone. The length of leg should be in proportion to the depth of the
body; height obtained principally by length of leg is undesirable.
The size of the bone is very important. It is usually determined by
measuring the circumference of the cannon bone about half way between
the knee and the fetlock joint. This should be about 81/2 inches
in a jack of 15 hands' height. It is also very desirable to have large,
well-shaped feet and good, sound hocks. The head should be wellproportioned.
with the profile of the nose straight or slightly Roman.
Thlie ears should be long, well-set, and alert on a mature animal and
Mcasuremcnts of ai good jockl
[Weight 1,200 pounds; height (standard measure), 15 hands, 3 inches]
Ears from tip to tip-------------
.14 Around body at girth __-______
Twice champion at the inissourg jacki State Fair bone and reserve chqualityion at throughout
World's Fair, San Francisco.
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Worlld's Fair, Sall Franeiseo.
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Williams, J. O. (John Oscar), 1885- & Speelman, S. R. (Sanford Reed), 1894-. Mule production., book, 1949; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1784/m1/7/: accessed October 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.