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Nooitgedacht, noun

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Named for Nooitgedacht a Department of Agriculture breeding-station near Ermelo (Eastern Transvaal).
Used attributively in the names of breeds associated with this research station: Nooitgedacht pony, a breed of pony resulting from cross breeding between the Basotho pony and the Boerperd, and known for its hardiness, sturdy build, and quiet temperament; Nooitgedacht sheep ?obsolete, a breed of sheep bred between c1909 and 1913.
1920 R.Y. Stormberg Mrs Pieter de Bruyn 40I had secret misgivings that the Nooitgedacht sheep wouldn’t pass the test, even though Oupa Cloete is nearly stone blind.
1994 K. Kirkman Informant, ErmeloA Nooitgedacht Pony was bred here (sc. at the Nooitgedacht Research Station) during the 1950s.
Nooitgedacht pony, a breed of pony resulting from cross breeding between the Basotho pony and the Boerperd, and known for its hardiness, sturdy build, and quiet temperament; Nooitgedacht sheepobsolete, a breed of sheep bred between c1909 and 1913.

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