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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...

2014-06-17 09:25:45

The silkie, sometimes known as the silky, is a breed of domestic chicken that was most likely developed in China. Its exact origins are not known and some suggest that it could have been developed in Java or Southeast Asia. The oldest record of this breed was written by Marco Polo, who described it as a furry chicken that lived in Asia during the thirteenth century. It is thought that the...

Pekin Chicken
2014-06-17 08:24:35

The Pekin chicken is a breed of domestic true bantam chicken that originated in China. It is thought that the earliest Pekin chickens were taken from the Emperor of China in Peking in about 1860, at the end of the Second Opium War, but some say that members of this breed were sent to Queen Victoria in 1835. These birds would have been called “Shanghais” and it is thought that they could...

2014-06-17 07:41:32

The Campine is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in the Campine region of Belgium. It is highly similar to the Sebright, a bantam chicken, morphologically so it is commonly thought that this breed was developed using bloodlines from the Campine. This breed is also related to the Brakel and to the Fayoumi. The Campine comes in both normal and bantam sizes, although both types are...

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.