What is breeding?

  • (noun): The production of animals or plants by inbreeding or hybridization.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Breeding

Breeding is the reproduction, that is, producing of offspring, usually animals or plants:

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Some articles on breeding:

African Spoonbill - Breeding
... 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 ...
Hódmezővásárhely - History - 20th Century
... per 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 ...
Eastern Cottontail - Reproduction
... 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 ... than diet has been suggested as a primary factor controlling onset of breeding many studies correlate severe weather with delays in the onset of breeding ...
1996 In Birding And Ornithology - Europe - Britain - Breeding Birds
... 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 ...
Flightless Cormorant - Behavior - Breeding
... 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 ...

More definitions of "breeding":

  • (noun): The result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior).
    Example: "A woman of breeding and refinement"
    Synonyms: education, training
  • (adj): Producing offspring or set aside especially for producing offspring.
    Example: "The breeding population"; "retained a few bulls for breeding purposes"

Famous quotes containing the word breeding:

    A man’s own good breeding is his best security against other people’s ill-manners.
    Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773)

    We have been God-like in our planned breeding of our domesticated plants and animals, but we have been rabbit-like in our unplanned breeding of ourselves.
    —A.J. (Arnold Joseph)

    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 (1795–1881)