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Black Baldy Cattle
2014-07-12 10:05:31

The Black Baldy is a breed of beef cattle living in Australia, New Zealand and North America. It is developed by crossbreeding Hereford cattle with solid black breeds, usually Aberdeen Angus. In North America, the name “Black Whiteface” is used in some regions. The body color is black with a white face. This coloration is derived from the dominant genes of the two breeds used. The white...

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...

Plymouth Rock
2014-07-07 08:19:50

The Plymouth Rock chicken is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in the United States of America during the mid-nineteenth century. Although its exact origin is unknown, it is thought to have been bred or popularized by John C. Bennet and developed by crossing black Java chickens, Cochins, Dominiques, and other breeds. Because the breed originally held barbed coloration, it is...

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...

Lamona
2014-07-07 08:01:09

The Lamona is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in the United States of America during the early twentieth century. The breed was named after Harry S. Lamon, who developed it while working as the senior poultry expert at the Bureau of Animal Industry, now known as the USDA's Agricultural Research Service. He used white leghorns, white Plymouth Rock chickens, and silver-gray...

Java chicken
2014-07-07 07:51:30

The Java is a breed of domestic breed of chicken that was developed in the United States of America, although its name suggests otherwise. It is thought to have been developed using chickens of Asian origin and is one of the oldest chicken breeds in America, playing an important role in the development of other American chicken breeds. It was accepted by the American Poultry Association as an...

Jersey giant
2014-07-07 07:40:12

The Jersey giant is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in the United States during the nineteenth century. This breed was developed using black langshans, black javas, and dark Brahmas in order to replace the turkey as a large meat bird, so it became the largest breed of domestic chicken. The breed was officially recognized by the American Poultry Association in 1922. It nearly...

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...

Australian Bradford Cattle
2014-07-06 14:56:54

The Australian Bradford is a breed of cattle that originated in Queensland, Australia between 1946 and 1952. It was developed from crossing Brahman bulls with the Hereford cattle in attempt to produce cattle to resist ticks and be resilient to drought. It is also resistant to pink eye, eye cancer and disease. The Bradford is raised mainly in NSW and Queensland, Australia. Semen from the...

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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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