Searching for Mangalitsa, and more

MangalitsaSeeing this magnificent beast on Facebook inspired me to revisit an old post on livestock genetic resources information systems.

First, DAD-IS. Turns out there’s data from Mangalitsa or Mangalitza from a number of countries, and it’s not all that difficult to find. Here’s the summary from the “Transboudary breed” section.

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Then, DAGRIS. Over to the search page, type in the name,1 and click go:

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Uhm.

On the other hand…

chickenI then looked for this equally fabulous creature, Vietnam’s Ga Dong Tao chicken, also seen on Facebook, on DAD-IS. I got a nice “breed data sheet”, including photos, but I can’t link to it because there’s no permalink. You’ll have to take my word for it, or go and search yourself. And what is provided as the reference for said data sheet? Why, DAGRIS, of course, though if you go there, you don’t get any photos.

I think there’s some way to go yet in sorting out animal genetic resources information systems.

Footnotes:
  1. Either name. Same result. []

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