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of Rare Breeds in New Zealand
To indicate which breeds come high in the Rare Breeds Conservation Society’s priorities as in need of conservation, a number of breeds have been singled out and marked with a small red star () on the Website’s » List of Rare and Minority Breeds page. At this stage no attempt has been made to categorize these breeds into ‘degrees’ of rarity – those that fall into one of the following four categories have simply been allotted conservation priority status.
[For a useful discussion on breed definitions, see » Types of Breeds.]
The following list contains those breeds initially accorded priority according to the above criteria (some are not yet on the Website). This list will be revised and ‘fine tuned’ as further information becomes available.
1. Breeds of Feral Origin:
2. Landrace Breeds:
3. Historically Significant Breeds:
4. Recently Introduced or Reintroduced Breeds, Rare in Country of Origin:
Rare Breeds Conservation Society of New Zealand at its meeting of 27 May 2004.
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