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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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Out of 270 dairy animals tested using SFMT, CMT and microbiological examination, all four quarters of 90 animals (30 each from Nili-Ravi buffaloes, Sahiwal and cross-bred cows) were found to be negative in these tests and included in the study.
The cross-bred black dog weighed 11.2 kilograms when it should have weighed between 18 and 22 kilograms.
Twenty-seven dairy cows (Group-Sh = 09 Sahiwal, Group- Ac= 09 Achai and Group-Xb = 09 cross-bred dairy cows (Sahiwal x HF)) were selected at livestock research and development station Surezai, district Peshawar, Pakistan, while nine pure-exotic (HF) dairy cows (Group-HF = 09) were selected from the University of Agriculture Peshawar dairy farm.
National Milk Records (NMR) certificates are now available for all NMR recorded cows of all breeds, including cross-bred animals, to include sire, dam and grandparent details plus all lactation records to date.
But now, after eight years of falling cross-bred wool prices, it has been decided to re-introduce wool promotion."
Number of follicles decreased significantly with vitamin E supplementation (P<0.01), highest in cross-bred cows indicating quality graafian follicles with supplementation.
A BIG Issue seller whose cross-bred nipped a man on the back of the leg in Llandudno was yesterday fined and ordered to pay compensation.
He said European and zebu breeds of cattle have been cross-bred for centuries to produce high-quality beef.
Labradors and poodles have been cross-bred for use as guide dogs for blind people with asthma.
Entries in the classes for cross-bred steers (82) and cross-bred heifers (78) are strongly supported and baby show heifers number 40, the highest since their introduction to the schedule in 2002.
A large practical exhibition is designed to offer farmers information on how they can add value to their cull cows and Holstein bulls, as well as Continental cross-bred calves.
In trials, rams with high Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs) produced cross-bred lambs worth pounds 2.50 per head more than those from average EBV sires.