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Breeding back
Breeding back

Breeding back is a form of artificial selection by the deliberate selective breeding of domestic animals in an attempt to achieve an animal...

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Breed standard
Breed standard

A breed standard (also called bench standard or standard of points ) in animal fancy and animal husbandry is a set of guidelines which is ...

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Backyard breeder
Backyard breeder

Backyard Breeder is a general term, often considered derogatory, used in USA to describe people who breed animals, often without registrati...

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List of turkey breeds
List of turkey breeds

Varieties are often confused with breeds. Only one breed, turkey, is recognized by the APA in its breed standard, the American Standard of P...

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List of sheep breeds
List of sheep breeds

This is a list of domestic breeds of sheep . Domestic sheep ( Ovis aries ) are partially derived from mouflon ( Ovis orientalis ) stock, and...

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List of rabbit breeds
List of rabbit breeds

Rabbit breeds are different varieties of the domestic rabbit created through selective breeding or natural selection. Breeds recognized by o...

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Pigeon keeping
Pigeon keeping

Pigeon keeping is the art and science of breeding domestic pigeons. People have practised pigeon keeping for about 10,000 years in almost e...

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List of pigeon breeds
List of pigeon breeds

This is an alphabetical list of pigeon breeds . Pigeons and doves are members of the bird family Columbidae. Doves tend to be smaller and pi...

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List of pig breeds
List of pig breeds

There are hundreds of breeds of the domestic pig (Sus scrofa domesticus) . List with classification and standards See also List of...

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Horse breed
Horse breed

A horse breed is a selectively bred population of domesticated horses, often with pedigrees recorded in a breed registry. However, the term...

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List of horse breeds
List of horse breeds

This page is a list of horse and pony breeds, and also includes terms for types of horse that are not breeds but are commonly mistaken for b...

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List of guinea pig breeds
List of guinea pig breeds

There are many breeds of guinea pig or cavy which have been developed since its domestication ca. 5000 BC. Breeds vary widely in appearance...

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List of goose breeds
List of goose breeds

This list contains breeds of domestic geese as well as species with semi-domestic populations. Geese are bred mainly for their meat, which i...

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List of goat breeds
List of goat breeds

This is a list of goat breeds . There are many recognized breeds of domestic goat (Capra aegagrus hircus) . Goat breeds (especially dairy go...

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List of duck breeds
List of duck breeds

The domestic duck, like other poultry species, has many breeds. Most are derived from the wild mallard, while a minority are descendants of ...

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Dog breeding
Dog breeding

Dog breeding is the practice of mating selected dogs with the intent to maintain or produce specific qualities and characteristics. When do...

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List of dog breeds
List of dog breeds

Dogs have been selectively bred for thousands of years, sometimes by inbreeding dogs from the same ancestral lines, sometimes by mixing dogs...

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List of chicken breeds
List of chicken breeds

There are hundreds of chicken breeds in existence. Domesticated for thousands of years, distinguishable breeds of chicken have been present ...

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List of cattle breeds
List of cattle breeds

Over 800 breeds of cattle are recognized worldwide, some of which adapted to the local climate, others which were bred by humans for special...

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Animal breeding
Animal breeding

Animal breeding is a branch of animal science that addresses the evaluation (using best linear unbiased prediction and other methods) of th...

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Purebred
Purebred

Purebreds , also called purebreeds , are cultivated varieties or cultivars of an animal species, achieved through the process of selective ...

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Outcrossing
Outcrossing

Outcrossing or outbreeding is the practice of introducing unrelated genetic material into a breeding line. It increases genetic diversity,...

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Mutation breeding
Mutation breeding

Mutation breeding is the process of exposing seeds to chemicals or radiation in order to generate mutants with desirable traits to be bred ...

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Smart breeding
Smart breeding

SMART breeding ( S election with M arkers and A dvanced R eproductive T echnologies) or Precision breeding refers to a genetic engineering...

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Inbreeding
Inbreeding

Inbreeding is the production of offspring from the mating or breeding of individuals or organisms that are closely related genetically, in ...

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Crossbreed
Crossbreed

A crossbreed or crossbred usually refers to an organism with purebred parents of two different breeds, varieties, or populations. Crossbre...

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Selective breeding
Selective breeding

Selective breeding (also called artificial selection ) is the process by which humans breed other animals and plants for particular traits....

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Cultivar
Cultivar

A cultivar is a plant or grouping of plants selected for desirable characteristics that can be maintained by propagation. Most cultivars ha...

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Pink cat
Pink cat

While cats have a variety of breeds and coats, pink is not a natural colour among them. Nevertheless, several instances of pink cats have b...

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Ukrainian Levkoy
Ukrainian Levkoy

The Ukrainian Levkoy (Ukrainian: Український левкой ) is a cat breed of distinct appearance, having inward-folding ears an...

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Tonkinese cat
Tonkinese cat

Tonkinese are a domestic cat breed produced by crossbreeding between the Siamese and Burmese. They share many of their parents' distinc...

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Thai cat
Thai cat

Thai is a newly classified but old cat breed, related to but distinct from the modern Western Siamese cat. This natural breed, descended fr...

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Somali cat
Somali cat

The first Somali cats appeared in the litters of Abyssinians as long-haired kittens. In the 1940s a British breeder named Janet Robertson e...

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Snowshoe cat
Snowshoe cat

The Snowshoe is a rare breed of cat originating in the United States of America in the 1960s. Snowshoes were first produced in Philadelphia...

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Singapura cat
Singapura cat

The Singapura is one of the smallest breeds of cats, noted for its large eyes and ears, brown ticked coat and blunt tail. Reportedly establ...

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Siberian cat
Siberian cat

The Siberian is a landrace variety of domestic cat, present in Russia for centuries, and more recently developed as a formal breed, with st...

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Savannah cat
Savannah cat

The Savannah is a hybrid cat breed. It is a cross between a serval and a domestic cat. § History A Savannah cat is a cross between a...

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Russian White, Black and Tabby
Russian White, Black and Tabby

The Russian White, Russian Black, and Russian Tabby are breeds of cat created in 1971, derived from the Russian Blue. The Black and Tabby ...

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Ragamuffin cat
Ragamuffin cat

The Ragamuffin (often spelled RagaMuffin ) is a breed of domestic cat. It is a variant of the Ragdoll cat and was established as a separate...

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Greater Iran
Greater Iran

Greater Iran (Persian: ایران بزرگ ‎, Irān-e Bozorg , ایران زَمین , Irānzamīn ) refers to the regions of West, Centr...

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Traditional Persian
Traditional Persian

Traditional Persian is one of several names for a group of cats that are considered to be essentially the original breed of Persian cat, be...

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Persian cat
Persian cat

The Persian is a long-haired breed of cat characterized by its round face and short muzzle. In Britain, it is called the Longhair or Persi...

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Oriental Longhair
Oriental Longhair

The Oriental Longhair is a breed of domestic cat. It is closely related to the Oriental Shorthair. The Oriental Longhair is analogous to ...

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Oregon Rex
Oregon Rex

The Oregon Rex was one of several breeds of domestic cat with the rex coat variation, which in the mid-20th-century occurred from spontaneo...

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Ojos Azules
Ojos Azules

Ojos Azules are a relatively new breed of domestic cat. Origin Cats with dark blue eyes were discovered in New Mexico among feral cat...

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Napoleon cat
Napoleon cat

The Napoleon cat is a new breed, categorized by The International Cat Association (TICA) as a domestic hybrid breed , "a breed develop...

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Nebelung
Nebelung

The Nebelung is a rare breed of the domestic cat. Nebelungs have long bodies, wide-set green eyes, long and dense fur, and mild disposition...

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Munchkin cat
Munchkin cat

The Munchkin is a relatively new breed of cat characterized by its very short legs, which are caused by a naturally occurring genetic mutat...

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Minskin
Minskin

The Minskin is a breed of cat derived from crossing the Munchkin with the Sphynx. In 1998 Paul McSorley began the development of the Minski...

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Isle of Man
Isle of Man

The Isle of Man ( / ˈ m æ n / ; Manx: Ellan Vannin [ˈɛlʲən ˈvanɪn] ), otherwise known simply as Mann (Manx: Mannin , IPA:  [ˈma...

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Manx cat
Manx cat

The Manx cat ( / ˈ m æ ŋ k s / ; Manx language: kayt Manninagh ), in earlier times often spelled Manks , is a breed of domestic cat ( Fe...

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Lykoi
Lykoi

The Lykoi is a breed of cat, a natural mutation of the domestic shorthair. It was developed in Memphis, Tennessee and is said to resemble a...

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LaPerm
LaPerm

The LaPerm is a recognized breed of cat. A LaPerm's fur is curly (hence the name "perm"), with the tightest curls being on th...

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