Composite Stock is stock that is a cross between two or more breeds and does not fit the “fullblood” standard of any breed.
The combination of two or more breeds may be beneficial to a breeder. Production breeders have to consider their geographical terrain, weather conditions, and browsing availability with access to feeds at low costs, that will benefit their program.
Percentage Stock, needing percentage papers.
Any color, and combination of breeds. A breeder may request a breed to be added to the database.
The Meat Goat Society provides the breeder the opportunity to combine breeds and print a certificate with the combination of breeds.
If you have two full blood parents, of different breeds, the certificate of pedigree will reflect both breeds with the name of your composite animal on the certificate. This is important if you want to breed up using F1, F2, etc. Each breeder may keep track of all breeds and literally develop their own. This is perfect for market stock breeders in the youth goat industry. You print your pedigree certificate at home. Youth Market goat breeders may print pedigree certificates in the name of the youth for proof of ownership.
A breeder must have a herd book number to register and record their pedigree stock in the database.
The information in the database moves forward, not backward. That means that the database grows with information added about stock that is being born by each breeder.
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