easy keeper


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easy keeper

an animal of any species that grows or fattens on a smaller intake than average.
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His free-kick was an inspiration to the rest of the side because Francois Dubordeau is not an easy keeper to beat.
Again, this horse was an easy keeper and I worked him every day.
They are easy keepers and require little or no grain, and stay fit on two flakes of hay a day.
That larger horse was such an easy keeper that they didn't even have to buy hay for him very often.
They later were the mount of choice for the Civil War, as they were hardy and easy keepers and very sane minded.
The relatively small size and mild temperament of most Small Munsterlanders make them easy keepers outside where a medium-size kennel run will be enough to adequately hold them," says Allison Wilmer of Phoenix, Arizona.
Watusi cattle are fairly easy keepers due to their hardiness.
Today, these medium sized cattle are often used by small farmers because they are docile and easy to handle and because they are easy keepers and don't require much feed.
They are also very easy keepers, existing on pasture, vitamins, grass hay and oats.
They are easy keepers, one-two cups of grain a day and a flake or two of good quality hay or pasture.
They are extremely easy keepers, excellent mothers, produce copious amounts of milk, and each threw twins for me last year.
Owning Angoras is no different from other goats, they are easy keepers and personable, tend not to be escape artists, are good mothers, generally have a single birth the first time and usually twin after that.