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1. A lord, master, or other person in authority. See Sir. Pain and distress, sickness and ire, And melancholy that angry sire, be of her palace senators. (Rom. Of R)

2. A tittle of respect formerly used in speaking to elders and superiors, but now only in addressing a sovereign.

3. A father; the head of a family; the husband. Jankin thet was our sire [i.e, husband] (Chaucer) And raise his issue, like a loving sire. (Shak)

4. A creator; a maker; an author; an originator. [He] was the sire of an immortal strain. (Shelley)

5. The male parent of a beast; applied especially to horses; as, the horse had a good sire.

Sire is often used in composition; as in grandsire, grandfather; great-grandsire, great-grandfather.

Origin: F. Sire, originally, an older person. See Sir.

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... with other hens in the flock. It is however, unknown whether a hen that has undergone a spontaneous sex reversal and developed an ovotestis can sire offspring... http://www.urbanchickenpodcast.com/ucp-episode-018/ I personally saw hen laying eggs, which then began to copulate with ...

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by enarees
Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:57 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Forced bird's parthenogenesis
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Do chromosomses ever get competitive?

Well, unless the mutation that allows him to sire females is on his Y-chromosome. In that case, his daughters won't even carry the mutation, and the species really is screwed.

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by wildfunguy
Sat Aug 10, 2013 6:15 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Do chromosomses ever get competitive?
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Views: 11123

genetic diseases of dogs

Not if there aren't any genetic diseases in the original sire and dam, and no studs or bitches carrying a genetic disease are used for breeding. Inbreeding and poor artificial selection can cause deformities, but not genetic disease.

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by Squirrell
Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:09 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: genetic diseases of dogs
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Re: Dog Trainer comes up with Anti-evolution idiocy

For a self proclaimed 'dog' guy you really don't know very much about them. A litter can have more than one sire, and the tie could simply be an adapttion that provided the first sire the greatest reproductive success. Since there are no animals that prey on wolves, there is ...

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by Promethean
Sat Dec 18, 2010 9:41 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Dog Trainer comes up with Anti-evolution idiocy
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Meiosis of a Mule (horse + donkey)

The sire is always listed first Horse + Donkey = Hinny Donkey + Horse = Mule or Molly Horse + Zebra = Hebra Zebra + Horse = Zorse Donkey + Zebra = Zebret Zebra + Donkey = Zebronkey etc..

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by Ocotillo50
Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Meiosis of a Mule (horse + donkey)
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