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The exquisite gentlemen of the finest breeding wore little pendent trinkets that chinked as they languidly moved; these golden fetters rang like precious little bells; and what with that ringing, and with the rustle of silk and brocade and fine linen, there was a flutter in the air that fanned Saint Antoine and his devouring hunger far away.
It is not quite sufficient to good- breeding, a union of kindness and independence.
Because elegance comes of no breeding, but of birth.
When, on the one hand, we see domesticated animals and plants, though often weak and sickly, yet breeding quite freely under confinement; and when, on the other hand, we see individuals, though taken young from a state of nature, perfectly tamed, long-lived, and healthy (of which I could give numerous instances), yet having their reproductive system so seriously affected by unperceived causes as to fail in acting, we need not be surprised at this system, when it does act under confinement, acting not quite regularly, and producing offspring not perfectly like their parents or variable.
The supposed aboriginal stocks must all have been rock-pigeons, that is, not breeding or willingly perching on trees.
It seems at first strange that it can answer to kill mares for such a trifle; but as it is thought ridiculous in this country ever to break in or ride a mare, they are of no value except for breeding.
And if care was not taken in the breeding, your dogs and birds would greatly deteriorate?
More importantly, the resulting detailed information about the genetic structure of Welsh sheep breeds will be indispensable for future breeding and conservation activities.
And native Welsh sheep breeds are an invaluable and unique genetic resource for future breeding and conservation programmes.
Phil Sponenberg, Professor of Pathology and Genetics at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, contributes his down-to-earth approach to livestock management and selective breeding.
The sad fact is that as a result of irresponsible breeding there are currently 19 puppies in Hope Rescue's care, 15 of which are Bull breeds.
Anderson has been breeding Zwartbles for six years.