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cross-breeding

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1. (Zoology) the process of causing animals to mate with another species, or of causing plants to reproduce with another species
2. (Botany) the process of causing animals to mate with another species, or of causing plants to reproduce with another species
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In spring, they burst into flower with blossoms in red, blue, white, purple and pink and because they cross-breed so prolifically it's not unusual to find different coloured flowers on the same plant - delightful
A: Trees can and frequently do cross-breed with the same species and occasionally the same genus.
Research by the organisation found that of more than 1,000 owners of pedigree, pure-bred, cross-breed and mixed-breed dogs, 14 per cent bought their puppy from a pet shop, 7 per cent used the internet and 16 per cent responded to a local paper advert.
Research by the organisation found that of more than 1,000 owners of pedigree, pure-bred, cross-breed and mixed-breed dogs, 14% bought their puppy from a pet shop, 7% used the internet and 16% responded to a local paper advert.
As a result, miniature schnauzers Jake and Gypsy, Rottweiler Duke, Tanny the lovable cross-breed and Pumba the English Bull Cross will all be in new homes this Christmas, while lurchers Berry and Chuckles have been taken in by a centre that caters specifically for rescued lurchers.
I'D like to congratulate Record vet Neil McIntosh on his article about cross-breed dogs.
The starving cross-breed puppies, thought to be between six and eightweeks-old, were in such a bad condition that two of them died shortly after being handed in to the home in New Bartholomew Street, Digbeth, on January 5.
CHARLIE Only seven-months-old, this bouncy cross-breed pup was found lost on the street.
The three silky bantams and one little cross-breed were very popular with children and other visitors to the park.
Christopher Michael Vallejo, 21, of Ely, Cardiff, had been given two cross-breed Staffordshire bull terriers in September 2006.
Maguire, who sells the the cross-breed wolfdog pups for EUR1,000 each, admits his pack once turned on another dog and killed it but claimed: "They are not dangerous at all and we sell them to people as pets.
Injection-machine designers in Japan and Germany could have been inspired by that mythical beast when they created a mechanical cross-breed of a hydraulic and a servo-electric clamp.