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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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BLACKIE BLACKIE is an eight-year old neutered crossbreed who came into the centre because his owner had died.
TOBY & BRAMBLE TOBY AND BRAMBLE and both neutered crossbreeds.
SHEBA SHEBA is an eight-year-old neutered female crossbreed.
BLACKIE BLACKIE is an eight-year-old male crossbreed.
SHEBA is a lovely, friendly crossbreed who is a very young eight years.
SPIKE is a very lively, boisterous 18-month-old crossbreed who has been at the centre for six months.
SADIE is a four-year-old crossbreed who came into the centre in a very poor condition.
National events co-ordinator Kym Reynolds said: "All a dog needs to qualify is to be a happy, healthy crossbreed with bags of personality.
From the young to the old, Wilson, the mature crossbreed, has also been offered a home by a lovely lady.
DOGS NEEDING HOMES: Molly (599) is a black and brindle crossbreed, approximately two to three years old.