Crossbreeding


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Crossbreeding

 

or interbreed crossing; a method of breeding farm animals and laboratory animals, based on crossing different breeds. Crossbreeding is a variety of outbreeding.


Crossbreeding

 

a method of breeding farm animals whereby animals of different breeds (of the same species) are mated. It is used to improve old breeds and obtain new ones. It is also used in industrial crossing to obtain only the first generation of offspring, crossbreds, which are remarkable for their great viability and productivity.

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In Mexico, studies related to crossbreeding among dairy cattle (Bos taurus) breeds are very scarce.
A total of 20 gilts, 180 days old, were evaluated from crossbreeding schemes which included YLD and YBD with animals in each scheme.
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Coordination among local guide dog associations for crossbreeding has been rare, and it was feared that crossbreeding among guide dogs in Hokkaido alone could deteriorate dog quality and even lead to inbreeding.
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His favorite symbol for crossbreeding is the banyan tree, whose roots surface in one place only to descend into the ground somewhere else.
Andrew Kimbrell, attorney with the Washington, DC-based Foundation on Economic Trends, states, "Genetic engineering is to traditional crossbreeding what the nuclear bomb was to the sword.
However, there is very little information related to the effect of crossbreeding using Duroc on the carcass traits and meat quality of KNP.
Crossbreeding has been considered as a quick way of increasing performance of low productive tropical breeds.
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The pair ultimately by interbreeding a canary with a red siskin and repeatedly crossbreeding subsequent generations.