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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...

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...

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...

Orloff chicken
2014-06-23 07:19:00

The Orloff chicken, also known as the Russian Orloff or simply the Russian, is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in Persia, although it was once thought to be developed in Russia. It had reached areas of Europe and Asia by the seventeenth century and by the nineteenth century, Count Orloff had introduced into the western world. It had been accepted into the American Poultry...

Sumatra chicken
2014-06-19 14:35:50

The Sumatra chicken is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed on the island of Sumatra. It was first introduced into the United States and Europe in 1847 as a fighting chicken and in 1883 the black Sumatra chicken was accepted into the American Standard of Perfection. Males typically weigh up to five pounds while females weigh up to four pounds and both males and females have small or...

Asil chicken
2014-06-19 13:48:24

The Asil chicken, also known as the Aseel chicken, is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in the South Punjab/Sindh region of India, where they were used for cock fighting. Because of this, the breed is naturally confrontational, with chicks fighting when they are only a few weeks old and roosters often fighting with each other until one is dead. However, they are kind and willing...

Icelandic Chicken
2014-06-19 13:36:31

The Icelandic chicken is a breed of landrace chicken that has been present in Iceland since its introduction into the region by the Norse during the ninth century. Although the breed has been isolated since this time, its genetic purity is low due to the importation of commercial chickens during the 1950s. During the 1970s, conservationists were able to preserve the breed, which holds a...

Messara Horse
2014-06-19 13:05:56

The Messara or Cretan is a breed of horse found on the island of Crete, off the coast of Greece. It is a native breed mostly inhabiting the Messara Plain. It originated by crossbreeding native stock with Arabian breeds imported in 1600s. It is a rare breed that in the early 1990s only 80 individuals were alive. A stud book and conservation program was formed in 1994 and the population has...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.