Major Breeds

Called the African Black by American producers, the farmed ostrich (Struthio camelus var. domedomesticus) are smaller than their wild counterparts. The farmed, blue-necked birds, however, have superior feather quality. The male and female have a height of 3.0 m and 2.5 m and a weight of 160 and 120 kg, respectively. The two-toed birds are sexually dimorphic. The male's coloration is black body, brown rump, and white wings and tail. The female is brownish gray. Dromaius novaehollandiae is the farmed emu. To date the commercial industry has not produced any specific emu strains or hybrids. The male and female have heights and weights of 1.5m, 36 to 38 kg and 1.8, 55 kg, respectively. The female is larger in these three-toed birds, but both sexes are grayish brown in color. Only the greater rhea is farmed in the United States and Europe. The male and female have heights of 1.7 m and 1.5 m, respectively. At 25 kg the male is slightly larger than the female. Both the male and female in these three-toed ratites are gray.

Homemade Pet Food Secrets

Homemade Pet Food Secrets

It is a well known fact that homemade food is always a healthier option for pets when compared to the market packed food. The increasing hazards to the health of the pets have made pet owners stick to containment of commercial pet food. The basic fundamentals of health for human beings are applicable for pets also.

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