Quiz: How Many Livestock Breeds Can You Identify?
How Many Livestock Breeds Can You Identify?
By: Ian Fortey
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About This Quiz

Animal husbandry, the practice of raising animals for agricultural purposes, dates back an incredibly long time. In fact, there's evidence of humans raising livestock as far back as 13,000 BC. That's literally older than farming itself, which makes sense when you think about it. The art of simply keeping an animal and raising it would have been much easier to wrap your head around than how to grow and cultivate crops at first. 

So for 15,000 years, humans and animals have been together in an agricultural setting. Cattle, sheep, goats and pigs were the earliest animals that were raised by humans in a domesticated setting and around the world today they're still some of the most commonly raised animals. But they're not the only ones! 

As we've refined our ability to raise livestock we've also grown more diverse in our interests and tastes. The desire for more exotic products including textiles as well as dairy products, eggs and meats means there's a vast number of livestock animals out there for people to raise and market. Some of them are probably easily recognizable, but others may be a little more difficult to pick out of a crowd. 

If you think you know the livestock being raised around the world today, why not take our quiz and see how many you can identify?

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Can you identify this breed of poultry that was named for the area near Moscow?
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This is one of the most common cattle breeds in the world. Can you name it?
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What's the name of this animal that has become extremely popular over the last several years?
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This animal is very popular for the wool it produces. Do you know what it's called?
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The Chukar and the Hungarian are the most commonly farmed breeds of this small bird. What is it?
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Do you recognize this common breed of pig that is one of the least aggressive in American livestock?
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These animals are usually raised for their milk. What are they called?
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What's the name of this bird popular at holiday dinners?
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These birds produce some of the most environmentally sustainable red meat. What are they called?
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Name this animal that produces some of the most expensive beef in the world.
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This popular breed actually has a mutation that makes them safer to raise. What are they known as?
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Can you name this dramatic-looking breed that hails from New Zealand?
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These birds are popular for farming even though they may not be that pretty. What are they called?
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These dairy cows are named for an island in the English Channel. What's their name?
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This may be the most recognizable breed of pig in America. Do you know its full name?
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This animal does exceptionally well in cold weather. Do you know the name of it?
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They call this fuzzy beast "micro-livestock." What's it better known as?
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This breed of cow is one the best milk producers in the world. What name do they go by?
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What do you call this creature, which is the largest of the dairy goat breeds?
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This monochromatic bird is good for both meat and eggs. What is the name of it?
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What is the name of this massive, meat-producing beast?
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Can you identify this large, flightless bird?
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This is the second largest breed of dairy cow in the world. What's it called?
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This breed of sheep is bred for meat and wool. Do you know it?
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What's the name of this Spanish breed of goat?
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These tiny birds can be raised for meat but also for their delicate little eggs. What are they called?
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It's illegal to raise these animals for meat in America. What are they?
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What's the name of this common duck breed?
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There's a small meat industry for this aquatic critter. What are they?
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This is one of the most well-known beef breeds. Do you know what it's called?
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This sheep breed is not raised for wool at all. Do you know what it's called?
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This pig breed looks like it's wearing a belt. What's its name?
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What's the name of this mustache-bearing bird?
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This cattle breed probably has trouble walking through doorways. What's it called?
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This goat is sometimes called a scrub goat. Do you know its real name?
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These birds can grow to the size of a small dog. Tell us what they're called.
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What is this bird that is bred in France for foie gras?
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These large animals are becoming increasingly popular in the dairy industry. What are they?
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There's a cartoon character named for this bird. What's it called?
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This goat has something in common in Don Quixote. Tell us what it's called.
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