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Unread January 6th, 2009, 18:51
Rhodie Rhodie is offline
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An F1 cross is not eligible for recognition as a breed, you need to breed the crosses and select for the traits wanted for a minimum of 4 generations, and they must breed true to type phenotipically. Once you have stabilised the type, and have a clearly defined breeding program, you can register your breed society and maintain a stud book recording all pedigree animals ancestory.
There are many 'new' composites developed, unless you have something really outstanding to offer, there will be little interest in yet another type.
Read up on the development of breeds such as the Beefmaster (Tom Lassiter), and the Bonsmara (Prof Jan Bonsma) thre are good books written by both these sucessful breeders.
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