Animal Breeding - Breeding Stock

Breeding Stock

Breeding stock is a group of animals used for purpose of planned breeding. When individuals are looking to breed animals, they look for certain valuable traits in purebred animals, or may intend to use some type of crossbreeding to produce a new type of stock with different, and presumably superior abilities in a given area of endeavor. For example, when breeding swine the "breeding stock should be sound, fast growing, muscular, lean, and reproductively efficient." The "subjective selection of breeding stock" in horses has led to many horse breeds with particular performance traits.

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Standard Schnauzer - Health
... Both problems can be tested for and identified in breeding stock before they pass the trait onto the next generation, so the Standard Schnauzer Club of America recommends that every kennel test their breeding stock ... test their animals and whether they choose use animals for breeding despite knowing they have tested positive for carrying a genetic disease ... OFA testing is not required for AKC registration of breeding stock or their offspring so the benefits of a good OFA test scores are more indirect and long ...
Peregrine Falcon - Relationship With Humans - Recovery Efforts
... Some controversy has existed over the origins of captive breeding stock used by The Peregrine Fund in the recovery of peregrine falcons throughout the contiguous United States ... Several peregrine subspecies were included in the breeding stock, including birds of Eurasian origin ... of the anatum in the Midwest, and the limited gene pool within North American breeding stock, the inclusion of non-native subspecies was justified to optimize the genetic ...
Falconry - Captive Breeding and Conservation
... The successful and now widespread captive breeding of birds of prey began as a response to dwindling wild populations due to persistent toxins such as PCBs and DDT, systematic persecution as undesirable ... The first successful captive breeding of peregrine falcons in North America occurred in the early 1970s by The Peregrine Fund, Professor and falconer Heinz Meng, and other private falconer/breeders ... in addition to the immensely important conservation benefits conferred by captive breeding ...
Lipizzan - History - Wartime Preservation
... nation of Austria kept the stallions of the Spanish Riding School and some breeding stock ... By 1920, the Austrian breeding stock was consolidated at Piber ... high command of Nazi Germany transferred most of Europe's Lipizzan breeding stock to Hostau, Czechoslovakia ...

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