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Alpaca

The Alpaca is one of the four species of South American camelid, and they are domesticated. It resembles a small llama in superficial appearance. Alpacas are bred for their fiber while Llamas are used to carry burdens.

                                               

Angora goat

The Angora goat is a breed of domestic goat. It is named for Ankara, Turkey. The Angora produces fine quality white or coloured mohair which is very similar to wool. Angoras were imported into Europe in 1554 by Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor. In 1765 they were imported into Spain and about 1785 they were introduced into France. None of these were able to set up a successful mohair production. But in 1838 Angoras were successfully introduced in South Africa. Today, the Union of South Africa is one of the worlds top mohair producers. Angora goats are kept mostly for their output of mohair.

                                               

Camel

Camels are a mammal of the Camelidae family. Camels form the genus Camelus. There are three living species of camels. Best-known are the dromedary and bactrian camels. The camelids, as a family, include the "New World" camelids: the llama, the alpaca, the guanaco, and the vicuña. The earliest known camel, called Protylopus, lived in North America 40 to 50 million years ago, during the Eocene. It was about the size of a rabbit and lived in the open woodlands of what is now South Dakota.

                                               

Cameroon (sheep)

The Cameroon is a domesticated breed of sheep from west Africa which has been exported to Europe. As of 2008, there were less than 650 but the population was increasing.

                                               

Cat

Cats, also called domestic cats, are small, carnivorous mammals, of the family Felidae. Domestic cats are often called house cats when kept as indoor pets. Cats have been domesticated tamed for nearly 10.000 years. They are one of the most popular pets in the world. They are kept by humans for hunting rodents and as companions. There are also farm cats, which are kept on farms to keep rodents away; and feral cats, which are domestic cats that live away from humans. A cat is sometimes called a kitty. A young cat is called a kitten. A female cat that has not had its sex organs removed is cal ...

                                               

Cattle

Cattle is a word for certain mammals that belong to the genus Bos. Cattle may be cows, bulls, oxen, or calves. Cattle are the most common type of large domesticated hoofed animals. They are a prominent modern member of the subfamily Bovinae. Cattle are large grazing animals with two-toed or cloven hooves and a four-chambered stomach. This stomach is an adaptation to help digest tough grasses. Cattle can be horned or polled or hornless, depending on the breed. The horns come out on either side of the head above the ears and are a simple shape, usually curved upwards but sometimes down. Catt ...

                                     

ⓘ Domesticated animals

  • people domesticated sheep and goats, and later cattle and pigs. Domesticated plants are crops or ornamental plants. People use domesticated animals as livestock
  • Animals who live under human control or care are in captivity. Captivity can be used as a term meaning the keeping of either domesticated animals livestock
  • will more commonly be used as domesticated pets. The llama s close relative is the alpaca, who is a more demure, petite animal in comparison to the llama
  • Veterinary medicine covers all species of animals including both domesticated animals and wild animals People who study and practice veterinary medicine
  • breeding is a technique used when breeding domesticated animals such as dogs, pigeons or cattle. Some of these animals may have traits that a breeder will want
  • differences in the subspecies. Reindeer: - most commonly found as domesticated animals - sedentary - breeding starts mid - Aug - can be pinto colored - dark
  • who specialize in animal husbandry try to make sure that the animals are well cared for, while others try to make sure that the animals cost as little as
  • their domesticated animals Of these, the rats, ferrets, cats, stoats and dogs have all had serious effect on the original New Zealand animals They have
  • from a zoo is not a feral animal Some common examples of animals with feral populations are goats, cats, and pigs. Domesticated plants that revert to wild
  • through domestication and artificial selection that plants and animals were engineered. It is believed that the dog is the first domesticated animal most
  • Designs. A breed is a domesticated race or type of an animal or plant. The term may also be used as a verb. In this way, to breed an animal is to make sure
Domestic yak
                                               

Domestic yak

The domestic yak is a long-haired domesticated bovid found throughout the Himalayan region of the Indian subcontinent, the Tibetan Plateau and as far north as Mongolia and Russia. It is descended from the wild yak.

Greater prairie chicken
                                               

Greater prairie chicken

The greater prairie chicken, also known as a boomer, is a large bird in the grouse family. They come from North America. There used to be many of them. Because of habitat destruction, there are few left in some parts of its range. In other parts, there are none at all. People are trying to save the ones that are left. Adults of both sexes are medium to large birds. They are similar to chickens. They have round wings and short tails.

Koi
                                               

Koi

Koi or more specifically nishikigoi, are ornamental varieties of common carp that are kept for decorative purposes in outdoor koi ponds or water gardens. Koi varieties are distinguished by coloration, patterning, and scalation. Some of the major colors are white, black, red, yellow, blue, and cream. It is illegal to keep koi in Queensland, Australia because they are an invasive species.

                                               

Warren (domestic)

A domestic warren is a man-made, enclosed establishment of animal husbandry that is used for the raising of domestic rabbits for meat and fur. There was a clear distinction between free warren and domestic warren. But today that is nearly gone. One even speaks of a prairie dog warren.