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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...

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...

Lipizzan Horse
2014-06-19 12:16:46

The Lipizzan or Lipizzaner is a breed of horse from Europe, whose ancestors date back to approximately A.D. 800. Barb horses were brought to Spain in the 7th century and crossed with native stock. The breeds developed were Andalusian and Iberian horses. In the 1500s, the Habsburg family ruled both Spain and Austria and desired a powerful and agile horse for use in the military and riding...

2014-06-17 14:57:35

The Fayoumi is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in Egypt in the Faiyum Governorate, the area from which it was named. It is thought that this breed is a descendant of junglefowl hybrids that were created when wild fowl bred with domestic fowl about three thousand years ago. The breed has been known to be present in the Western world since the 1940s, but it is not recognized by the...

Kisber Felver Horse
2014-06-17 08:51:36

The Kisber Felver is a rare breed of horse originated in Hungary. It was developed by crossing Thoroughbreds with Furiosos, Trakehners, Arabians, Anglo-Arabians and Selle Francais horses. During World War I and World War II the horse became endangered by over half of the breeding stock  taken for use in the wars. In 1853, the Kisber stud was formed producing Thoroughbreds and racehorses,...

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.