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Breeding has several meanings related to procreation: For other uses, see Reproduction (disambiguation) Reproduction is the biological process by which new individual organisms are produced. ...

'Breeding' may also be used to refer to the quality of a person's upbringing (parenting, education, and manners); in this sense, it does not necessarily refer to their biological ancestry. In a draw in a mountainous region, a shepherd guides a flock of about 20 sheep amidst scrub and olive trees. ... The Latin words hortus (garden plant) and cultura (culture) together form horticulture, classically defined as the culture or growing of garden plants. ... Insemination is the introduction of semen into the genital tract of a female. ... Artificial insemination (AI) is when sperm is placed into a females uterus (intrauterine), or cervix (intracervical) using artificial means rather than by natural copulation. ... Selective breeding in domesticated animals is the process of developing a cultivated breed over time. ... This Chihuahua mix and Great Dane show the wide range of dog breed sizes created using artificial selection. ... Plant breeding has been practiced for thousands of years. ... A pair of lions copulating in the Maasai Mara, Kenya. ... A breed is a domesticated subspecies or infrasubspecies of an animal. ... A hobby is a spare-time recreational pursuit. ... Animal fancy is a hobby that includes pet and exotic pet ownership, showing and other competitions, breeding and judging. ... A nuclear power station. ... A breeder reactor is a nuclear reactor that breeds fuel. ... Core of a small nuclear reactor used for research. ... The Sun is a natural fusion reactor. ... Tritium (symbol T or 3H) is a radioactive isotope of hydrogen. ... General Name, Symbol, Number lithium, Li, 3 Chemical series alkali metals Group, Period, Block 1, 2, s Appearance silvery white/grey Atomic mass 6. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... Perturbation theory comprises mathematical methods that are used to find an approximate solution to a problem which cannot be solved exactly, by starting from the exact solution of a related problem. ... Instability in systems is generally characterized by some of the outputs or internal states growing without bounds. ... This article is in need of improvement. ... In sociology, manners are the unenforced standards of conduct which show the actor to be cultured, polite, and refined. ...

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Breeding Dogs (887 words)
Breeding animals should be determined to be healthy, and as can be determined, free from genetic or hereditary disease.
Remember, though, the bitch is on her own schedule for breeding; it may be a holiday, you may be sick, or there may be a blizzard on the days she should be bred.
Properly caring for breeding animals; care of the bitch during pregnancy, whelping, and after delivery; care of the puppies, and finding good homes for the puppies is a time-consuming and very expensive endeavor.
NPWRC :: The Cranes (1257 words)
Securing a breeding territory is a prerequisite of reproduction, and in areas where all available territories are occupied, young birds may need to wait to breed.
The breeding seasons of the Brolga and Sarus Cranes are closely associated with the distinct monsoons of southeast Asia and Australia.
Breeding densities and territory sizes are poorly known for most cranes, but in some species are apparently quite variable in response to local conditions.
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