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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...

Asturian Valley Cattle
2014-07-06 14:22:13

The Asturian Valley is a breed of cattle native to the valleys of Asturias, Spain and raised in the northern coastal region of the Bay of Biscay and the river valleys of the Cordillera Cantabrica mountain range. During the 1800s, the Asturian Valley were the most abundant cattle breed of northern Spain. However, in the early 1900s, foreign breeds began to overrun the area and by the mid...

Asturian Mountain Cattle
2014-07-06 14:12:42

The Asturian Mountain is a breed of cattle raised in the “Picos de Europa” mountain range in the National Park of Covadonga, Northern Spain. The breed has ancient origins and is possibly related to the Asturian Valley cattle breed. The Roxa was selected for its high milk yield for cheese production and quite possibly has an important role in the Asturian Mountain cattle. The Breed was...

Buckeye chicken
2014-07-03 10:48:59

The Buckeye chicken is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in the state of Ohio in the United States of America during the nineteenth century. This breed is the only known chicken to have been developed by a woman, named Nettie Metcalf, who used buff Cochins, barred Plymouth Rock chickens, and a few black breasted red game chickens to develop a hardy breed that could lay eggs in...

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