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Detailing The Evolution Of Plumage Patterns In Male, Female Birds
2013-12-19 14:06:31

Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online Waterfowl such as ducks, geese and swans belong to the order Anseriformes. Game birds such as pheasants, partridges, hens and turkeys are known as the order Galliformes. The birds belonging to both of these orders are recognized not only for their meat, but also for the elegant display of their plumage. Some members within the orders show differences between male and female, known as sexual dimorphism. Such as with the mallard, the...

2011-12-23 10:12:53

The genetic changes underlying the evolution of new species are still poorly understood. For instance, we know little about critical changes that have happened during human evolution. Genetic studies in domestic animals can shed light on this process due to the rapid evolution they have undergone over the last 10,000 years. A new study published today describes how a complex genomic rearrangement causes a fascinating phenotype in chickens. In the study published in PLoS Genetics...

2010-11-28 00:00:07

Silkie chickens are easy to raise, provide delicious, fresh eggs, make excellent family pets, and are perfect for breeding and showing Norco, CA (PRWEB) November 27, 2010 A leader in the bearded bantam silkie chicken breeding industry, Amber Waves is proud to offer exotic, conformationally correct silkie chicks for sale. Ornately colored and covered in fluffy, silk-like feathers, silkie chickens are among the most beautiful of the chicken breeds and provide companionship, top-quality eggs,...

2010-02-01 09:17:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sportsmen's organizations with approved propagation facilities can augment local ring-necked pheasant stockings and increase localized recreational hunting opportunities by raising dayold pheasant chicks supplied free-of-charge by the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Applications to participate can be downloaded from the agency's website (www.pgc.state.pa.us), by clicking on "Self Help," then "Forms & Programs" and then selecting...


Latest Galliformes Reference Libraries

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...

Ameraucana
2014-07-03 10:25:56

The Ameraucana is a breed of domestic chicken that is thought to have been developed in the United States of America, although its exact origins are unknown. It was developed using chickens that were exported from Chile. Its name is a mixture of the word “American” and Araucana, a breed that it is related to. The breed was accepted by the American Poultry Association as an official breed in 1984 and placed under the “All Other” category regarding its origin. Because this breed...

Modern game fowl
2014-07-02 09:12:05

The modern game fowl is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in England during the latter half of the nineteenth century. This breed was developed by crossing Malays with Old English game, and although it was bred to look like a fighting chicken, it was never intended to be used as one, especially after cockfighting became illegal in its native country of England. It was accepted by the American Poultry Association as an official breed in 1874. The modern game fowl varies in...

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