Articles about breed
America has a number of indigenous domestic livestock breeds that have evolved to meet the particular needs of particular areas. Being such a huge continent, horses, cattle, sheep and dog breeds have all been developed in different regions. The California Red sheep originated in the United States in the early 1970s.
The Barb, sometimes called the Berber, is one of the oldest of the oriental horse breeds. Over many centuries it has had a profound influence on other breeds although it has not achieved the world-wide popularity of the Arab. Its homeland is North Africa in the area corresponding to old-time Barbary ie Morocco, Algeria, Libya and Tunisia. The Barb is the hardiest of all the oriental breeds. It is highly resistant to, fatigue, disease and changes in climate. It is tough, fast and responsive and was highly prized as a war horse both by the Tuaregs in its native Africa and in Europe.
The Gypsy Horse is 'flavour of the month' where horse breeds are concerned. Once a type rather than a breed and seen only in Ireland and England, they are now increasingly appearing at studs in Australia and the United States. Now there is no longer any prejudice against coloured horses and ponies, the flashy nature of the gypsy horse has great appeal to many horse-lovers.
The Redcap Derbyshire takes its name from the fleshy and very large rosecomb (hence redcap) and from the English county where it was first developed. It is a good utility bird laying an acceptable number of eggs and producing a plump, flavoursome carcass for the table. Today it is a rare breed and in danger of extinction.
The Castlemilk Moorit is a rare breed of sheep, classed as 'vulnerable' by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust. It is a mix of Mouflon sheep with Manx Loaghtan and moorit-coloured (reddish-brown) Shetlands and was created by a Scottish laird for the sole purpose of beautifying the grounds of his estate.
The Lamona is a medium-sized chicken which was developed in the early 1900s. It is a dual purpose chicken laying good numbers of large, high quality eggs and also providing tasty, succulent meat for the table. However its place has been taken by other breeds and it is now facing extinction.
If you have never heard of these rare and beautiful bantam chickens, and are researching suitable heritage chicken breeds for your homestead, farm or backyard, you are in for a treat. Find out why these are the bantams you will love!
Great Dane German Shepherd Mix. Everything you need to know: temperament, puppies, where you can get them for sale etc.
The Columbia sheep is an all-American breed, developed by the United States Department of Agriculture back in the early 1900s. It is generally regarded as one of the first breeds to be developed in the United States. The formation of the Columbia Sheep Breeders Association of America in 1941 saw the establishment of a breed standard. Purebreds were registered and great efforts made to improve the breed. Today the Columbia is popular at shows throughout the States.
Any list of the worlds largest dog breeds can be disputed, especially if you look at individual specimens. Just like humans, a dog can be fed a large amount and get heavy. In fact, the Guinness Book Of Records no longer accepts records for the heaviest dog. Even under normal circumstances, there are variations in a breed. While the size of a Chihuahua is never going to beat the size of a Great Dane, dog breeds that are close to each other in size can certainly have one individual beat another. Here are my candidates for the top five worlds largest dog breeds.
Wheaten Ameraucanas are my favorite heritage green or blue egg-laying chicken breed. Every flock should have one or two blue or olive green egg-laying hens to make a pretty rainbow of eggs. The Wheaten Ameraucanas are the whole package. Sweet, gentle, absolutely gorgeous with their fluffy cream beards, and they regularly lay lovely blue eggs.
Purchasing a full breed dog can be very expensive. And trying to find a free full breed dog can be very arduous. I really wanted a full breed Husky Wolf, but didn't want to spend the money after finding out that a Husky Wolf would cost us Eight Hundred...
The Mangalarga Marchador is the National Horse of Brazil and one of South America's most popular and widespread breeds. It is founded on a single Alter Real stallion. It is essentially a working horse with phenomenal stamina. The breed is graceful, sure-footed, comfortable to ride and has an excellent temperament.
Like many of America's native horse breeds, the Florida Cracker has its origins in the Spanish horses which were first brought to the shores of America. The cowboys of the time were called 'crackers' because of their use of stockwhips when working cattle. Before long, their horses and cattle also took on the name. The Florida Cracker came close to extinction but there are now concerted moves to preserve it and numbers are slowly rising.
Most rabbits are trainable and capable of becoming good pets. Size, type of fur and color are main factors in deciding how a rabbit will suit his master. Knowing the history, distinctions and colors of a breed will help in making your decision. There is an official association and...
Pomeranian Australian Shepherd Mix. Everything you need to know: temperament, puppies, where you can get them for sale etc.
The Kerry Hill is a very attractive breed. The body is very white but the nose and ears are jet black. The legs also have some black on them and there are large black eye-patches. As well as being so attractive, the Kerry Hill produces a quality fleece and fine prime lambs.