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Java chicken
2014-07-07 07:51:30

The Java is a breed of domestic breed of chicken that was developed in the United States of America, although its name suggests otherwise. It is thought to have been developed using chickens of Asian origin and is one of the oldest chicken breeds in America, playing an important role in the development of other American chicken breeds. It was accepted by the American Poultry Association as an...

Dominique
2014-07-07 07:29:12

The Dominique, also known as the Dominicker or the pilgrim fowl, is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in the United States during the Colonial era. It is thought to have been descended from chickens that were brought to the area from England, making it a likely candidate for the oldest breed of American chicken. By the nineteenth century it had become popular across the country,...

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...

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tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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