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Texas Longhorn Genetic History Traced
2013-03-26 05:29:16

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Texas Longhorn is an iconic species. Just the thought of one brings to mind all things Texas, but new research from the University of Texas at Austin reveals that the cattle have a hybrid global ancestry. A fascinating story of the global history of human and cattle migration is told in the genome of the Longhorn and related breeds. This history traces back through Christopher Columbus' second voyage to the New World, the...


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2005-06-02 08:04:23

The Texas Longhorn is a breed of cattle known for its characteristic horns, which can extend to six feet in width and have a slight upward turn at their tips, as well as for their distinctive "burnt orange" coloring. "The Longhorns" is also the nickname of the sports teams of The University of Texas and the school mascot is a Longhorn named Bevo. The Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America serves as the recognized registry for the breed. Though some historians disagree, the Texas...

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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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