The Australian Call Ducks is breed of domesticated ducks from Australia. It is officially a separate breed, and is not related to English or the American Call Ducks. The Aussie calls are raised primarily for the ornamental purposes, or just as pets. This bantam breed is still developing, with a lot of work to be done for its further development.
The Orobica is a breed of domesticated Italian goats that are raised in the Bergamo Alps of northern Italy. They are raised mainly for their milk to make exquisite variations of Italian cheese, but they are also used for meat, when they are unable to produce milk any more.
The Arapawa Pig is a very significant breed since it is the rarest breed of pig in the whole world. These pigs from New Zealand had been critically endangered before efforts were taken to increase their count. Over the years, several attempts had also been taken to catch some of these pigs until the late 1990s there were only a few adults on the mainland. They are no more considered to be a breed for only meat production.
The Adal Sheep is a breed of domesticated sheep that was developed in Ethiopia. These are not wool sheep, and are one of the African hair sheep breeds that are specifically adapted to the dry, desiccated climate of its country. The Adal has traditionally been described as “fat tailed” or ‘fat rumped’.
The Azpi Gorri is a breed of rare goats that are found in Basque in Spain. With less than 100 animals remaining, it is considered an endangered breed. Nevertheless, these goats are farmed for the meat than for the milk. Business of these goats is successful in the rural areas. The present day breed ‘Azpi Zuri’ is a variant of the Azpi Gorri.
The Angeln Saddleback is a breed of very rare domestic pigs that originated in Germany. These large size swines were once much popular for their meat, until the demand fell. At present, they are farmed in a very limited area in Germany, especially in the Angeln region, from which it got its name.
The Abacot Ranger is a breed of colorful, domesticated ducks from UK. These hardy birds are usually bred for eggs and meat though, but are presently quite popular for exhibitions. Since these ducks rarely fly, they can easily be kept in spaces and orchards with short fences to protect from predators like foxes.
The Alabio Duck is a breed of domesticated Indonesian ducks. They were developed in Kabupaten Hulu Sungai Utara, in the Kalimantan Selatan region of the country by crossing the pekin duck with the local ducks. The Alabios have been known primarily for their laying ability, until recently they have also been oriented as meat type.
The Aksai Black Pied Pig is a large breed of pigs developed in the mid-eastern country of Kazakhstan. They are known for their distinctive black and white pattern. In some parts of the region, these domestic pigs are still used for agricultural purposes; however, they are mostly bred for their meat.
The Buff Duck (also known as the ‘Orpington Duck’), is a breed of hardy, docile ducks that are fairly easy to breed and care for. Apart from poultry, these colorful birds are also kept as pets. They like swimming, but would be happy as long as they are provided with splashing water. Because of their limited flying ability, a low fence shelter is enough to fit them in.