Pedigree Animal

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Pedigree Animal

 

a purebred or nearly pureblood crossbreed used to obtain offspring for subsequent breeding. A pedigree animal is almost certain to transmit its best qualities to its offspring. The most valuable pedigree animals have in their genealogy a fairly large number of ancestors with outstanding productivity and breeding qualities. The best animals are raised at special pedigree farms. Pedigree animals are used to improve their breed and the qualities of herds.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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