Government Classifies Breeds, Daily Racing Form, 1919-11-11


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GOVERNMENT CLASSIFIES BREEDS NEW YORK, N. Y., November 10. Through its weekly news letter the United States Department of Agriculture hasr. announced its adoption of the following terms and definitions for use in the campaign to educate liorse breeders and other live stock men in the keeping of "better sires-: Purebred A pure bred animal "is"one of pnre breeding, representing a definite, recognized breed and both of whose parents were pure bred animals of the same breed. To be considered pure bred, live stock iuust be- either registered, eligible to registration, or- in the absence of public registry for that class have, stujh lineage that its puro breeding can be definitely proved. Thoroughbred The term "thoroughbred" applies accurately only to the breed, of funning horses eligible toregistration in the Gencqil Stud Book of England, "the American. Stud. ..Book OP affiliated stud hooks for thoroughbred horses in Other countries. Standardbred Applied to horses this term refers to a distant breed of- American light -horses, which includes both trotters and pacers which are eligible to registration in the American Trotting Register. Applied to poultry the term includes all birds bred to conform to the standards of form, color, markings, weight, etc., for the various breeds under the standard of perfection of tho American Poultry Association. " . Scrub A scrub is an animal of mixed or unknown breeding without definite type or markings. Crossbred This term applies to the progeny of pure bred parents of different breeds of the same species. , 1 . Grade A grade is the offspring resulting from mating a pure bred with a scrub, or from mating animals not pure bred, but having close pure bred ancestors. The offspring of a pure bred and a grade is also a grade, but through, progressive improvement becomes a high grade.

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