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Welsummer
2014-06-30 08:00:00

The Welsummer is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in the Netherlands during the twentieth century. It was developed by crossbreeding Barnevelders, Cochins, Wyandottes, Rhode Island Reds, and Partridge Leghorns. Beginning in 1922, when the breed began to show uniformity, breeders began to form a standard and by 1930 the birds had been exported to Britain and accepted by the British...

Tersk Horse
2014-06-27 16:31:46

The Tersk is a breed of horse that originated in the Northern Caucasus mountains of Russia during the 1920s and 1940s. By the end of the 1920s, the breed almost became extinct, but the population increased due to adding two Strelets to the bloodline and by 1948 the Tersk Horse was recognized. Many different breeds had an impact on the development of the Tersk with Strelets Arabians being the...

Swiss Warmblood Horse
2014-06-27 16:22:40

The Swiss Warmblood is a breed of horse that originated in Switzerland around the tenth century. Originally bred at the Benedictine Monastery of Einsiedeln, but now they are raised at the Federal Stud at Avenches. The breed was improved in the 1800s by adding Anglo-Norman mares and a Yorkshire Coach Horse stallion. A Swedish Warmblood and two Hoisteiners were also added to the bloodline....

Swedish Warmblood Horse
2014-06-27 16:12:14

The Swedish Warmblood is a breed of horse that originated in Sweden during the late 1600s. It was developed by crossing imported horses with local mares. During the 1800 - 1900s, Thoroughbred, Arabian, Hanoverian and Trakehner blood was added. The imported horses used in the crossbreeding were from Denmark, Germany, England, Hungary, France, Russia, Spain and Turkey. Over time, the variety...

Spanish-Norman Horse
2014-06-27 15:50:25

The Spanish-Norman is a breed of horse that originated in Spain. It was developed by crossing the Andalusian of Spain and the Percheron of France. In 1991 a registry was formed in Connecticut, United States to maintain the breed. As of 2011, there were over 100 Andalusian stallions in the registry as foundation sires. The Andalusian was a descendent of the Iberian horse of Spain and...

Siciliana
2014-06-26 07:06:31

The Siciliana is an old breed of domestic chicken that was developed on the island of Sicily in Italy. It is thought to have been developed from a breed that was the result of a cross between local chickens and North African chickens, like the Tripolitana or the rose-combed Berbera. The breed was first introduced into America in 1863 or 1877, by a ship captain named Cephas Dawes, who quickly...

Soviet Heavy Draft Horse
2014-06-25 14:10:37

The Soviet Heavy Draft is a breed of horse originating in Russia in the late 1800s and the modern breed established by the 1940s. The horse was developed by crossbreeding native mares with imported Belgian stallions. By 1936, three breeding centers were established, Pochinkovsk, Mordovian and Gavrilovo-Posad. Other breeding centers branched off of these and in 1952 the Soviet Heavy Draft was...

Silesian Horse
2014-06-25 14:01:44

The Silesian is a breed of horse originating from Silesia, Poland. Horse breeds that influenced the Silesian were mainly Thoroughbred and Oldenburg, but also East Friesian and German Halfbred occasionally used. To keep the breed from becoming extinct after World War II, imported stallions were used. In 2008, there were 5000 Silesian horses. The current stud book was formed in 1961. There...

Russian Heavy Draft Horse
2014-06-25 13:34:45

The Russian Heavy Draft is a breed of horse originating in the former Soviet Union and officially registered in 1952. It was developed by crossbreeding Russian mares with warmblood and draft horses like Orlov Trotter, Percheron and Ardennes in the mid-1880s. It is short and muscular with a thick mane and tail. The neck is well crested and thick. Its average height is 59 inches and reaches...

Posavac Horse
2014-06-25 13:16:43

The Posavac is a breed of horse originating in Posavina along the Sava river in Croatia. It is also known as the Posavian, Croatian Posavina or the Croatian Posavian. Mares were crossbred with stallions from Arabian, Nonius, Noriker and Percheron stock. Most of the population are in Croatia, but some are found in Bosnia, Herzegovina and Slovenia. It is considered to be endangered by the UN's...

Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.