The Lamancha, also known as American Lamancha, is a breed of famous dairy goats easily distinguishable by their unique small ears. They have rapidly gained popularity for their high milking ability and loving temperament, not only in the US but also internationally. Because of their distinctive appearance, Lamanchas are used as breeding and show animals. Their intelligence and friendly nature make them a suitable pack or cart animals, as well as loving companions.
Alert and graceful, the Alpines are a domestic breed of medium- to large-sized dairy goats known for their outstanding milk output, mild temperament, and long lactation period. They are quite hardy and can adapt to any climate, maintaining superior production and good health. The French Alpines are larger and slenderer than the Swiss Alpine goats.
Oberhasli is a type of American dairy goat which descended from the Chamois Colored Goat from the Oberhasli district in central Switzerland. The breed was initially known as Swiss Alpine until purebred herds were developed and maintained. The Swiss Alpine variety interbred with other types of Alpine goats.
Charollais sheep is a medium to large domestic sheep, originally from east central France. It has gained huge popularity internationally as a provider of high-quality meat.
The Australorp Chicken is a breed of large fowls that was developed in Australia. This is known to be a very hardy breed, being one of the largest heritage utility breeds of chicken. However, a bantam variety of the breed is also found. Other than being a dual purpose breed (meat and eggs), they are also equally popular as ornamental birds for their vibrantly-colored feathers and good looks. Farming and taking care of these birds is easy since they can bear confinement well and are resistant to most of the common poultry diseases.
The Cheviot Sheep is a dual-purpose breed, being raised primarily for meat and wool. This breed gets its name from a range of hills of the same name in north Northumberland and the Scottish Borders. A distinctive feature of the breed is that both male and female Cheviots are in constant demand for breeding purposes. Even to this day, the rams have proved to be good crossing sires for the production of lambs, especially with other hill breeds.
The Duroc Pig is a breed of red domestic swine that developed in the United States. It is a highly popular meat breed, and its farming is known to be very lucrative to the farmers. This breed also served as a foundation stock to quite a few mixed-breed commercial hogs in recent times.
The Toggenburg Goat is a domesticated breed that developed for the first time in Switzerland. This goat is an important dairy breed and is known for its high-quality milk production. The breed is abundantly found throughout its habitat, and is presently spreading in other countries as well.
Guinea Hogs are a rare breed of pigs which has its origin in the United States. Their moderate size, good temperament makes them ideal farm pigs. Their meat is considered a gastronomical delight.
Ancona ducks are a breed of ducks that has its roots in Great Britain. Their calm and friendly temperament makes them excellent pets.