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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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3) There are scenarios where the cranium of unusual human crossbreeds is somewhat greater than usual humans.
3) There are situations where the cranium of alien human crossbreeds is slightly more than common humans.
4) The body temperature of unusual human crossbreeds is usually little decrease than usual human body temperature.
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In addition, the small-framed Nguni cattle are, therefore, likely to travel shorter distances in search of feed to meet their low maintenance requirements, thus could be less prone to skeletal tissue damage than large-framed local crossbreeds (Collins-Luswit, 2000).
JJ JJ is a two-year-old male neutered crossbreed who is suitable to live with children aged 14 years plus, preferably as an only pet in the home.
TOBY & BRAMBLE TOBY AND BRAMBLE and both neutered crossbreeds.
MIA AND DEE are both female crossbreeds aged 5 years.
MONGRELS are being invited to show their pedigree pals what they are made of in a dog show especially for crossbreeds.
Angel is paired up with her new friend Calvin (358), a crossbreed.