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2011-03-16 07:55:00

Its head looks like a turkey's, its body resembles a chicken's "“ now scientists can explain why one of the poultry world's most curious specimens has developed such a distinctive look. The Transylvanian naked neck chicken "“ once dubbed a Churkey or a Turken because of its hybrid appearance "“ has developed its defining feature because of a complex genetic mutation. Researchers at The Roslin Institute at The University of Edinburgh found that a vitamin A-derived substance...

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2011-03-09 14:55:00

Avian maternal response to chick distress A study has gained new insight into the minds of domestic hens, discovering, for the first time, that domestic hens show a clear physiological and behavioral response when their chicks are mildly distressed. The research by academics at the University of Bristol's Animal Welfare and Behavior research group, and funded by the BBSRC Animal Welfare Initiative, is published online in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. The study is the first to...

2011-02-16 07:00:00

WEIFANG, China, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Yuhe International, Inc. (Nasdaq: YUII) ("Yuhe" or "the Company"), a leading supplier of day-old chicken raised for meat production, or broilers, in the People's Republic of China ("PRC"), today announced that its management will participate in the following investor conferences in March, 2011. Rodman & Renshaw Annual China Investment Conference Date: March 6-8, 2011 Format: Presentation,...

2011-02-11 00:00:53

The combination of Signal's text message Auto Response engine and Quick Response (QR) code capabilities enabled Smart Chicken customers to connect and interact with rich media content in real-time via mobile devices. Chicago, Illinois (Vocus/PRWEB) February 10, 2011 Signal, a provider of mobile-centric Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions to help marketers rapidly develop, execute and analyze cross-channel campaigns, has announced the success of its seasonal campaign with Smart Chicken....

2011-01-31 06:00:00

SALISBURY, Md., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- To help consumers choose chicken products they can feel good about, PERDUE® fresh, all natural chicken products now carry the USDA Process Verified Seal. Perdue is the first poultry company to receive this seal of verification for its practices. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has verified that PERDUE® products with this seal are from chickens that have been raised without cages and/or...

2011-01-31 08:00:00

YONKERS, N.Y., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On February 6th, many will gather to watch the Big Game. Those hosting parties should make sure the drama comes from the field and not from sick guests or post-game home repairs. Consumer Reports.org has compiled its list of the top five Big Game party "flags" and tips on how to avoid them. "The Big Game has become one of the best holidays of the year, with lots of food, drink, friends, and fun," says Daniel DiClerico, Senior Editor for...

2011-01-12 10:10:00

NASHVILLE, N.C., Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The proposed Sanderson Farms poultry processing plant in Southern Nash County would be responsible for the addition of 182 million pounds of chicken litter per year to seven Eastern North Carolina counties - Nash, Wilson, Edgecombe, Greene, Lenoir, Wayne, and Halifax. According to the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), the average two pound broiler chicken produces 2.8 pounds of solid waste over its lifetime,...

2011-01-04 09:04:00

BAILEY, N.C., Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new poll shows that 61% of voters in Nash and Wilson County believe Sanderson Farms should explore alternative sites. According to a public opinion survey released today by Public Policy Polling in Raleigh, Nash and Wilson residents base their assessments on environmental reports indicating that animal waste spray fields will negatively impact the local water supply and watersheds. "Voters are telling their leaders that this project is a...

2010-12-06 00:00:35

USDA tips that ensure holly, jolly pathogen-free festivities Washington, DC (Vocus/PRWEB) December 05, 2010 As Americans gather for an array of year-end celebrations this festive season, often the centerpiece of those events is the dining table or buffet. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service is serving up tips to ensure that wholesome, nutritious foods--and the good times they foster--are the only things on the menu. "Don't let a foodborne illness be the...

2010-12-04 00:00:37

Twelve types of meat and poultry products produced and distributed in the New York metropolitan area. The products were produced and distributed without USDA inspection. Washington, DC (Vocus/PRWEB) December 02, 2010 N.Y. Gourmet Salads, Inc., a Brooklyn, N.Y., establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of various meat and poultry products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)...


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Yokohama
2014-07-15 06:54:19

The Yokohama is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in Japan, although the modern type was developed in Europe using the original founders of the breed. These include the Minohiki, which was the primary breed used to develop the Yokohama, and the Onagadori, which became more well known in Europe than the Minohiki. The Yokohama varies in weight depending upon the type and sex, with standard size individuals ranging between four and five pounds and bantam types reaching smaller...

Polish chicken
2014-07-07 14:10:21

The Polish chicken is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in Europe, although its exact origin is unknown. Some suggest that the breed descended from Asian chickens brought to the area during medieval times, while others assert that the breed could have descended from Italian or Spanish chickens. Despite the debate about its origins, it was given a standard in the Netherlands in the sixteenth century. It was introduced into the United States of America in the early nineteenth...

Brahma chicken
2014-07-07 08:45:02

The Brahma chicken is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in the United States by crossing chickens that were imported from Shanghai, China and the Chittigong chicken from Bangladesh, although this origin has been the subject of debate. It was first introduced into England in 1852, where a dark color variety would be created and later shipped to the United States and accepted by the American Poultry Association in 1874. It was the most popular meat bird between the 1850s and the...

New Hampshire chicken
2014-07-07 08:11:54

The New Hampshire chicken is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in the state of New Hampshire in the United States of America. It was developed using Rhode Island red chickens and selective breeding was used to produce a different breed with rapid maturity and feather growth and enhanced egg laying abilities. The breed was accepted as an official breed by the American Poultry Association in 1935. The New Hampshire chicken varies in weight depending upon the sex, with cocks...

Delaware chicken
2014-07-07 06:57:27

The Delaware chicken is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in the state of Delaware in the United States of America during the early part of the twentieth century by crossing New Hampshire hens with barred Plymouth Rock roosters. The breed was officially established in 1940 after George Ellis chose to breed the sports, or chickens with a light white or silver coloration, that were produced from broiler chickens. Because the area in which this breed was bred was the most...

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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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