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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Sussex
2014-07-02 08:58:24

The Sussex chicken is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in England during the time of the Roman Conquest of Britain. Although it was originally meant to be bred for food, it is now also used in the egg industry and in poultry shows. A type of this breed was developed known as the Coronation Sussex, which was bred for the coronation ceremony of King George, but it is now vary rare....

Cornish
2014-07-02 08:08:04

The Cornish, also known as the Indian game or Cornish game fowl, is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in Cornwall, England. This breed, along with its crosses, is the most popular chicken used in the meat industry. It was developed by crossing English and Asian game chickens for the purpose of creating a fighting bird, but turned out to be of better use in the meat market. The...

Sultan chicken
2014-06-30 08:32:17

The sultan chicken is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in Turkey and has primarily been used as a pet and show chicken. It was imported into Britain in 1854 and into North America around 1867, where it was recognized as an official breed by the American Poultry Association in 1874. The sultan chicken is the smallest of all large chicken breeds, with males weighing about six...

Naked-neck chicken
2014-06-30 08:06:54

The naked-neck chicken, also known as the Transylvanian naked neck, is a breed of domestic chicken that originated from Romania, although it was largely developed in Germany. The breed was introduced into Britain in the 1920s and is now popular throughout Europe, and although it is rare in the United States, it is accepted by the American Poultry Association. It is often confused with the...

Malay chicken
2014-06-30 07:05:38

The Malay chicken is a breed of domestic game fowl that can be found in the Western World and is not actually present or associated with Malaysia. It is a sub variety of the Kulang asil that is bred for cockfighting, although it is often used in the meat industry and for poultry shows in the West. It highly resembles the Kulang asil, with an upright posture and a walnut comb. In India, this...

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  • To think; to imagine; to fancy.
  • To be of opinion; have the notion; think; imagine; suppose.
The word 'ween' comes from Middle English wene, from Old English wēn, wēna ("hope, weening, expectation"), from Proto-Germanic *wēniz, *wēnōn (“hope, expectation”), from Proto-Indo-European *wen- (“to strive, love, want, reach, win”).
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