crossbreed

(redirected from crossbred)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.
Related to crossbred: Cross breeding

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Present retrospective study revealed prevalence of Babesiosis and Anaplasmosis and absence of Theileriosis and Trypanosomiasis in crossbred cattle in West Tripura district of Tripura.
The results showed that there were a total of 42 promoters of differentially methylated genes between the Small Tailed Han and the crossbred group, of which 34 were down methylated and 8 were up methylated in the LDM in the crossbred group compared to the Small Tailed Han (Table 3; Figure 5).
Although all experimental groups of female sheep saw a little difference, at the end of the study, at the age of 100-110 days, crossbred female sheep saw higher body temperature than that of purebred peers (p < 0.05) (Figure 1D).
The center introduced the first germ plasm of riverine buffalo and improved the testing of carabao crossbreds. The project was carried out by three state universities and a stock farm, with 11 groups of farmer-cooperators.
Research has shown that part of the reason crossbred animals are hardier than purebreds is because of a stronger immune system.
The GADVASU dairy farm established under a government-funded Cross Breeding project has a herd of crossbred cows with an average lactation yield of 5,877 kg.
Barbara Mclean, of ADAS, said four different crossbred ewe types - all out of Welsh Mountain ewes - had been compared to pure bred Welsh Mountain ewes over a long-term study.