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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...

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....

2014-07-02 08:51:02

The Sebright is a breed of true bantam chicken that was developed by Sir John Saunders Sebright in the United Kingdom. He wanted to develop a laced bantam chicken that would be similar to the Polish chicken. It is thought that he used a base of rosecomb chickens to breed with British chickens, Polish chickens, Hamburgh chickens, and Nankin chickens. The breed was established in 1801, after...

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...

Word of the Day
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.