Breeding is the reproduction, that is, producing of offspring, usually animals or plants:
- Breeding in the wild, the natural process of reproduction in the animal kingdom
- Animal husbandry, through selected specimens such as dogs, horses, and rabbits
- Plant breeding, through selected specimens such as trees
Breeding may also refer to:
Other articles related to "breeding":
... The onset of breeding varies between populations and within populations from year to year ... The eastern cottontail breeding season begins later with higher latitudes and elevations ... been suggested as a primary factor controlling onset of breeding many studies correlate severe weather with delays in the onset of breeding ...
... cent of the population, however, was engaged in farming and animal breeding ... Animal breeding still dominated the livelihood of the inhabitants ... Rural animal breeding was characterised by economic efficiency ...
... The African Spoonbill begins breeding in the winter, which lasts until spring ... The spoonbill's nest, generally located in trees above water, is built from sticks and reeds and lined with leaves ...
... Nesting tends to take place during the coldest months (July–October), when marine food is at its most abundant and the risk of heat stress to the chicks is decreased ... At this time, breeding colonies consisting of around 12 pairs form ...
... The only breeding pair of Golden Eagles in England hatch a chick for the first time in three years at Haweswater ... The first inland breeding of Avocets in modern times takes place at a site in London ... However breeding success at coastal colonies in East Anglia is poor ...
Famous quotes containing the word breeding:
“Good breeding ... differs, if at all, from high breeding only as it gracefully remembers the rights of others, rather than gracefully insists on its own rights.”
—Thomas Carlyle (17951881)
“The test of a mans or womans breeding is how they behave in a quarrel. Anybody can behave well when things are going smoothly.”
—George Bernard Shaw (18561950)
“A mans own good breeding is his best security against other peoples ill-manners.”
—Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (16941773)