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Rosecomb
2014-07-02 08:28:18

The rosecomb is a breed of true bantam chicken that is thought to have been developed in Britain, where the oldest records pertaining to the breed were found. They first became popular for their appearance after King Richard III began breeding them and they remained popular until the nineteenth century, and there are still a large number of enthusiast breeders today. This breed was accepted by...

Blue Mountains Tree Frog Litoria citropa
2014-06-30 14:42:19

The Blue Mountains Tree Frog (Litoria citropa) is a species of tree frog that is endemic to the coastal and highland areas of eastern Australia, from just south of Newcastle NSW, to eastern VIC. The Jenolan Caves Tree Frog, a population previously separated as L. jenolanensis, is nowadays included in this species. This tree frog is of moderate size, up to about 60 millimeters long. Its...

Dorking chicken
2014-06-30 08:39:38

The Dorking chicken is a breed of domestic chicken that is thought to have been developed in Italy when the Roman Empire was in existence. The first record of this breed was written by Columella during the reign of Caesar and it was thought to have been introduced into Great Britain during the Roman conquests. It was first shown in Britain poultry shows in 1845, along with the Sussex chicken,...

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...

Minorca
2014-06-30 08:24:07

The Minorca is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in Spain and is related to the Castilian black and white-faced black Spanish chickens. It is recognized by the American Poultry Association under the Mediterranean Class and is the largest of this group, with roosters reaching a weight of nine pounds and hens reaching a weight of about seven pounds. This breed is known for its...

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...

Saipan jungle fowl
2014-06-30 06:58:36

The Saipan jungle fowl is a breed of domestic chicken that was probably introduced to the island of Saipan by Austronesian sailors. It was most likely developed from a cross between the Comoros Island jungle fowl and domesticated descendants of the red jungle fowl. Its introduction into America is thought to have occurred after World War II. This breed was known to be used in cockfighting and...

Japanese bantam
2014-06-26 08:26:01

The Japanese bantam, also known as the Chabo, is a breed of true bantam chicken that was developed in Japan, where it has been present for over 350 years, although many assert that it was developed in Southeastern Asia. This breed first arrived in Japan in 1635 and can be seen in Dutch art from the same time period, suggesting that the Dutch may have carried the breed from Asian ports in Java...

Polverara
2014-06-23 10:56:24

The Polverara chicken, also known as the Sciata or Schiatta, is an old breed of domestic crested chicken that was developed in the Veneto region of Italy, where it was named after the city of Polverara. Its exact origin is unknown, as well as its relationship to the smaller Padovana chicken, which has a larger crest and beard. Some suggest that this breed was developed using the Padovana while...

Padovana
2014-06-23 10:56:00

The Padovana is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in the Veneto region of Italy and named after its city of origin, Padova. However, there is debate about the origin of this breed, with some experts asserting that it came from Poland or the Netherlands and others suggesting it came from Russia or other regions in Europe. Evidence for these theories includes a skull that is thought...

Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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