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Breeding

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

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Some articles on breeding:

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 ... Temperature rather than diet has been suggested as a primary factor controlling onset of breeding many studies correlate severe weather with delays in the onset ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Hódmezővásárhely - History - 20th Century
70 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 ...

More definitions of "breeding":

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

Famous quotes containing the word breeding:

    The test of a man’s or woman’s breeding is how they behave in a quarrel. Anybody can behave well when things are going smoothly.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)

    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 and good nature do incline us rather to help and raise people up to ourselves, than to mortify and depress them, and, in truth, our own private interest concurs in it, as it is making ourselves so many friends, instead of so many enemies.
    Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773)