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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

Poll Dorset
2014-10-27 11:20:12

The poll Dorset is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in Australia and was developed to be purebred hornless breed. It was developed between 1937 and 1954 by introducing the poll gene into the Dorset Horn breed and back breeding until the bloodline was nearly one hundred percent Dorset Horn. This breed shares its name with the polled Dorset that was developed in the United States at the North Carolina State University in the 1950’s, but these two breeds are not the same. The poll...

Norfolk Horn
2014-10-23 13:55:56

The Norfolk horn, known by many other names including the Old Norfolk, the Blackface Norfolk Horned, and the Norfolk Horned, is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in the heathlands of Norfolk, England. Unlike other black-faced sheep breeds, this breed is able to survive in dry and cool conditions. It was popular in its native country until the nineteenth century, during which time more improved breeds the Southdown were introduced. These two breeds were crossbred to develop the...

Manx Loaghtan
2014-10-16 09:49:26

The Manx loaghtan is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in the Isle of Man. This breed descended from primitive sheep that once resided on the Hebrides, the Shetland Islands, and Scotland. Its name is derived from the Manx term lugh dhoan, which means mouse brown and is the color of the breed. The Manx loaghtan is small in size and the wool is dark brown in color, with the legs and face holding no wool. This breed is not polled, or hornless, and although the preferred amount of...

Clun Forest Sheep
2014-09-23 08:05:26

The Clun Forest sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in and named after the Clun Forest area of Shropshire. The first record of this breed was written in 1803 by Reverend Joseph Plymley, who wrote about its appearance. In 1873 Youatt wrote of the same characteristics, but also stated that the breed was changing quickly due to crossbreeding with many local breeds including the Longmynd and the Shropshire sheep. The Clun Forest Sheep Breeders Society was established in 1925...

Border Leicester
2014-09-22 09:07:27

The border Leicester is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in England in 1767. The breed was named after the area in which it was developed and from the foundation stock of Dishley Leicester that was used in its development. It became a common breed in the United Kingdom by the nineteenth century and it has been exported to other countries including the United State, Canada, India, South Africa, Japan, Russia, and Australia. The border Leicester varies in weight depending upon the...

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