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Australian Brangus Cattle
2014-07-06 15:06:08

The Australian Brangus is a breed of cattle originating first in the United States as the Brangus, then independently in Queensland, Australia as the Australian Brangus. It was developed by crossbreeding the Brahman and Angus cattle breeds during the 1950s. The breed has more Angus blood than Brahman in its genetic makeup. It is generally a sleek black color but sometimes can be red. The...

Australian Bradford Cattle
2014-07-06 14:56:54

The Australian Bradford is a breed of cattle that originated in Queensland, Australia between 1946 and 1952. It was developed from crossing Brahman bulls with the Hereford cattle in attempt to produce cattle to resist ticks and be resilient to drought. It is also resistant to pink eye, eye cancer and disease. The Bradford is raised mainly in NSW and Queensland, Australia. Semen from the...

Aure et Saint-Girons Cattle
2014-07-06 14:43:31

The Aure et Saint-Girons is a breed of cattle that originated in France. It was developed in the middle region of  the Pyrenees by crossbreeding Aure cattle and St Girons cattle. The Aure were a draught oxen used to haul timber from the mountains into the valleys. The St Girons were a dairy cattle to make a cheese named bethmale. The population of the Aure et Saint-Girons is very low...

Yonaguni Horse
2014-07-04 08:50:57

The Yonaguni is a rare breed of horse native to the southwest islands of Japan, mainly on the island of Yonaguni. It is one of eight horses native to Japan with fewer than 200 horses alive on the island. Although the horse’s exact origin is unknown, it has retained its native characteristics due to no crossbreeding and are a purebred breed. The horse was used for farming, transportation...

Wurttemberger Horse
2014-07-04 08:29:58

The Wurttemberger is a breed of horse that originated in Germany. It was developed by crossing Arabian, Trakehner, Anglo-Norman, Friesian, Spanish, Barb and Suffolk Punch horses with local Warmbloods. The studbook was established in 1895 and the first type of Wurttemberger was bred until the mid-1950s. A Trakehner horse was used from 1943 to 1965 to form a new type of Wurttemberger, which...

Wielkopolski Horse
2014-07-04 08:15:12

The Wielkopolski is a breed of horse that originated in Poland in 1964. It was developed by crossing two breeds of horse that are now extinct, the Pozan and the Mazury. The Pozan was a mixture of Arabian, Thoroughbred, Trakehner and Hanoverian. The Mazury was bred from the Trakehner and Pozen breeds. The offspring became the Wielkopolski horse. Later, Thoroughbred, Arabian and Anglo-Arabian...

Warlander Horse
2014-07-03 13:49:16

The Warlander is a breed of horse that originated in Europe and originally developed in the 1600s as a war horse. Although the Warlander has been around for centuries, it wasn’t recognized as a distinct breed until the 1990s. There are no organizations except the Bavarian Specialist Breed Registry that has a stud book for the Warlander. The Warlander was developed by crossing the...

Vyatka Horse
2014-07-03 13:28:21

The Vyatka, sometimes known as Viatka, is an endangered breed of horse that is native to Kirov Oblast, mainly in the Udmurt Replublic, Russian Federation. It may have been developed in the 1500s by settlers to the region, who imported Estonian horses for working in the mines. It may also have Konik pony blood. In 1917, the Vyatka was almost extinct, but preservation efforts were implemented...

Tori Horse
2014-07-03 13:16:45

The Tori is a breed of horse that originated in Estonia. The first breed type was developed between 1890 to 1950 by crossing native mares with European stallions. The Tori’s quality slowly deteriorated from inbreeding depression found in the 1930s. The Tori was then crossed with Breton Post-Horse stallions to alleviate the inbreeding depression. As a result a larger type of Tori was...

Yurlov crower
2014-06-30 08:40:16

The Yurlov crower is an old breed of domestic chicken that was developed in Russia during the second half of the nineteenth-century. It was most likely developed by the breeding of land race chickens, fighting chickens, and Chinese breeds. During the twentieth-century, the breed was highly popular, but it declined in number when the area was known as the USSR and as the Independent Russian...

Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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