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crossbreed

the offspring produced by such a breeding

Crossbreed

 

an animal obtained by mating two or more different breeds. Crossbreeds of the first generation display heterosis in certain economically valuable traits, such as milk yield, egg-laying capacity, or wool yield. In commercial crossbreeding, crossbreeds are raised to obtain animals of increased productivity. Owing to their complex, heterogeneous genetic structure, crossbreeds serve as good material for selection in developing new breeds. In contrast to hybrids, crossbreeds readily mate with one another and yield fertile offspring (seeHYBRIDIZATION).

crossbreed

[′krȯs‚brēd]
(biology)
To propagate new individuals by breeding two distinctive varieties of a species. Also known as outbreed.
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With an increasing number of cross-bred animals now in the national dairy herd it's important to recognise the strength of breeding here.
Researchers at the Department of Animal Sciences, at Colorado State University, showed that meat from zebu and zebu cross-bred animals is less tender than that from British and European breeds and cross-breeds.
In trials, rams with high Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs) produced cross-bred lambs worth pounds 2.
Many flocks were lost as a result of FMD, including blood lines built up over several generations, and there were concerns about the future of the breed which has become so important in quality cross-bred lamb production and produces one of the finest, and highest value fleeces in the British clip.
FARMER and contractor David Hughes went home happy after collecting the highest figure ever paid in a Wales market for a cross-bred calf.
While we use home bred Charolais bulls across our dairy herd to produce calves that find real demand, our main objective is to breed quality terminal sires that we are confident will leave easy calved cross-bred progeny with quiet temperament, that unbeatable weight for age and quality conformation, factors which will shortly become even more important to dedicated Welsh beef producers,' said Richard.
But while the Cadzows cross-bred and moved, the Chillinghams have remained near Wooler for over 700 years.
A MASSIVE new cross-bred big cat, unexpectedly born in a Florida zoo, is called aliger, after being fathered by a lion to a tiger mother.