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2012-10-24 04:00:19

Powell-Holman, premier Texas Boer goat Breeders, today announced the recent launch of their new website (http://www.powellholman.com). Powell-Holman´s new website will feature a more streamlined presence and the ability to reintroduce themselves to the Boer goat industry. AUSTIN, TEXAS (PRWEB) October 23, 2012 Powell-Holman, premier Texas Boer goat Breeders, today announced the recent launch of their new website (http://www.powellholman.com). Powell-Holman´s new website will...

Dog Breed Info
2012-10-16 10:48:09

Benjamin Joyner for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online As a long time dog owner and breeder I know the importance of truly understanding and familiarizing yourself with your dog´s particular breed. Whether you are a seasoned pro or a first time owner, it is very important that you familiarize yourself with the dog breed info before you make the decision to own a new breed. This is important for several reasons.  First, given the increase in pure-breeding for...

Some Rice Species Rendered Sterile Due To Genes
2012-09-13 13:32:44

System of 3 genes prevents hybrid rice from reproducing, new study shows Researchers have identified a set of three genes that are responsible for hybrid sterility in rice, or the inability of many hybrid rice species to pass their genes on to the next generation. These findings inform a model that suggests how such hybrid sterility is maintained across rice species, and they may lead to the genetic improvement of rice as a food stock. The research is published in the 14 September issue...

Size Matters: Roosters Prefer Hens With Big Hairdos
2012-09-04 12:24:28

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Size matters, and bigger is always better, at least when it comes to what roosters want when looking at possible mates. New research published in the journal PLoS Genetics suggests that roosters select the girl with the largest hairdo, or "comb." The scientists, from Linköping Universitet, say that the larger the comb of a hen, the bigger dose of sperm she will receive from the rooster, which leads to more eggs....

Tail Chasing Dogs May Have OCD
2012-08-21 05:26:22

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online While there are many fine reasons to own a dog, perhaps one of the best reasons are the hours upon hours of sheer entertainment you´ll receive for the price of some kibble and pet rent, where applicable. You´ll be able to watch and laugh as your hound sniffs with a childlike curiosity at something hopping in the grass or take short videos of Fido as he chases an imaginary ship through your house and to the door,...

2012-08-12 23:01:44

Founder of Hernando, Inc., Dewey Jackson is proud to announce the launch of JazyPets.com. The new online shop boasts an impressive array of pet care items for dogs, cats, birds, fish and small animals. Doting owners can also splurge on themselves with quality goods from the home, garden, and living selection. Visit the site´s new blog, JazyPetsBlog.com, for further details. Hernando, Mississippi (PRWEB) August 12, 2012 Web entrepreneur Dewey Jackson is pleased to debut his latest...


Latest Breeding Reference Libraries

Cumberland Pig
2014-08-15 11:16:52

The Cumberland pig is a breed of domestic pig that was developed in Northern areas of England. It was once used for the meat industry, specifically for use in local delicacies like Cumberland ham or sausage, but it went extinct in 1960 after leaner meat became popular. It is thought that the breed was developed the course of a few hundred years in Westmorland and Cumberland. It was a close relative of the Old Yorkshire pig and had a heavy build that helped it withstand the harsh weather in...

Thoroughbred
2014-08-12 13:54:44

The Thoroughbred is a breed of horse that was developed in England during the reigns of King Charles II, King William III, Queen Anne, and King George I. The foundation stallions of the breed, two Arabians and one unknown breed, were imported in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, and although nearly 160 Oriental stallions were used in its development, these three horses were the most prominent. These were bred to native mares from various breed, including the Irish Hobby,...

Tennessee Walking Horse
2014-08-12 13:49:36

The Tennessee walking horse, also known as the Tennessee walker, is a breed of gaited horse that was developed in the state of Tennessee in America. It was developed in 1790, when Canadian pacers and Narragansett Pacers were crossbred with American mustangs. The resulting horse was one with a smooth gait that was able to perform variety of tasks. Later, other breeds were introduced into the bloodline including Morgan horses, Thoroughbred horses, and American saddlebred horses. The foundation...

Suffolk Punch
2014-08-12 13:40:03

The Suffolk punch is a breed of draught horse that was developed in England to be used for farm work. The breed was first mentioned in writing in William Camden’s Britannia, which was published in 1586, and was noted as having a highly similar appearance to the modern Suffolk punch. Studies have shown that the breed is related to Fell and Dales ponies, as well as the Haflinger and it has remained relatively pure throughout its history due to the lack of need to change it. Throughout its...

Standardbred Horse
2014-08-12 13:34:30

The Standardbred horse is a breed of horse that was developed in the United States of America. It was developed for the purpose of trot racing, which became popular in America in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Selective breeding began when breeders chose horses that would result in the fastest Standardbred horses as possible, including the Thoroughbred, Morgan, Hackney, and Norfolk trotter. One of the most influential early foundation horses for the breed was Hambletonian 10, a...

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