Last Updated on November 18, 2021.
A pedigree is a simple record of three generations of an animals heritage.
- Animals with unknown origin may be included on a pedigree and as future records are maintained for an animal’s offspring, a full pedigree will eventually be recorded.
- At Millermeade Farm’s Critter Connection, we keep pedigrees on every animal, but not all animals may have a full pedigree if some of the animals came from other breeders.
- A pedigree of an animal in itself does not guarantee the quality of that particular animal. Quality animals may not have a pedigree and poor quality animals may have a pedigree. A pedigree is simply the presence or absence of a piece of paper (or online record) of the animal’s lineage.
- A pedigree is a valuable asset allows one to track breeding stock and is essential in all good breeding programs.
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