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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...

Adaptaur
2014-06-19 13:59:31

The Adaptaur is a breed of cattle developed on the Belmont Research Station near Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia. It is found mainly in tropical areas of northern Australia. The Adaptaur is a medium-sized animal with a short coat that has a dark red pigmented color. The breed matures fast, it is resilient to tropical heat, internal parasites and some have a gene that allows the animal to...

Asil chicken
2014-06-19 13:48:24

The Asil chicken, also known as the Aseel chicken, is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in the South Punjab/Sindh region of India, where they were used for cock fighting. Because of this, the breed is naturally confrontational, with chicks fighting when they are only a few weeks old and roosters often fighting with each other until one is dead. However, they are kind and willing...

National Show Horse
2014-06-19 13:14:18

The National Show Horse is a breed of horse originating in the United States as a cross between an American Saddlebred and an Arabian horse. In 1981 a breed registry was formed and only offspring of registered National Show Horse parents or from the offspring of American Saddlebred and Arabian crossbreeding are accepted. As of December 1, 2009, in order for it to be registered as a National...

Messara Horse
2014-06-19 13:05:56

The Messara or Cretan is a breed of horse found on the island of Crete, off the coast of Greece. It is a native breed mostly inhabiting the Messara Plain. It originated by crossbreeding native stock with Arabian breeds imported in 1600s. It is a rare breed that in the early 1990s only 80 individuals were alive. A stud book and conservation program was formed in 1994 and the population has...

Medimurje Horse
2014-06-19 12:36:36

The Medimurje is a breed of horse that originated in Croatia in the late 1700s, early 1800s. The bloodline comes from native mares being bred with imported stallion breeds like, Noriker, Ardennes, Percheron and Brabant. The range of the breed was once spread out over a wide area of Habsburg Monarchy in northern Croatia, Zagorje, Podravina, southwestern Hungary, eastern Slovenia and eastern...

Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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