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Orpington
2014-07-02 08:19:50

The Orpington is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in England by William Cook, who bred Langshans, Minorcas, and Plymoth Rock chickens to create a hybrid. When he first showed the breed, he chose a black individual to hide the soot from the city streets of London. It was introduced to America in in 1895 at a show in New York, after which time it became extremely popular. The Orpington varies in weight depending upon the sex and type, with standard type roosters reaching a...

Minorca
2014-06-30 08:24:07

The Minorca is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in Spain and is related to the Castilian black and white-faced black Spanish chickens. It is recognized by the American Poultry Association under the Mediterranean Class and is the largest of this group, with roosters reaching a weight of nine pounds and hens reaching a weight of about seven pounds. This breed is known for its white ear patches and large combs, as well as its black color, although there is a rare white variation...

Menorquin horse
2014-06-19 12:48:01

The Menorquin or Cavall Menorqui is a breed of horse native to the island of Menorca in the Balearic Islands. Its origin is not exactly known, but a few theories have been suggested. Research has been done concerning the Menorquin. Some reveal a link between it and Arab breeds, while others suggest it came from a Berber bloodline. Some believe the horse was imported to Menorca by King James I of Aragon, but the government of the Balearic Islands state that the Menorquin originated from a...

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Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.