Outcrossing and cross breeding are 2 breeding practices in animal husbandry. How are the two practices different from each other and what advantages are they do the breeders?

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  • outbreeding: When mating is done between two unrelated animals then this mechanism is termed as outbreeding
  • Out-crossing − It is the mating between animals of same breed, but not having common ancestors for 4 − 5 generations.

    It is usually used for animals, which have below average productivity and growth rate.

  • Cross-breeding − It is the mating between a superior male of one breed with a superior female of another breed.
    Superior qualities of both the breeds combine and this is known as hybrid vigor. The progeny so formed is called a hybrid. A hybrid may be used directly for commercial purposes.

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