Animal Breed List

The Animal Breed List below corresponds to the Breed Assessed item in the Animal Data Standard, which defines two data fields to describe Breed:

1. Breed Assessed represents a visual assessment of an animal's primary or major breed; and
2. Breed Distribution is a two-dimensional matrix of breed identifiers and the proportion of each breed in the animal.

Some Breed names will be suitable for use in a visual assessment of breed, but would not be suitable for use in describing Breed Distribution, and vice versa. For cattle, the formal codes are defined by the ICAR 2 character and 3 character codes where they exist, and informal codes by the prefix column. Where there is an *symbol next to the prefix for the Cattle breed, this indicates an "informal" prefix, where an ICAR 2 character or 3 character code is already listed.

Data for the Animal Breed list uses the following sources: ICAR Interbull Breed Codes, FAO DAD-IS, SIL, FarmIQ, pureFarming, and Oklahoma State University. Links to these sources can be found in the Referenced Documents section of the Animal Data Standard.

Please contact us if you have any questions or if you would like to have a breed added or altered.

Animal Breed List V1.1

speciesbreedNameICARcode3-chICARcode2-chprefixabbreviation
CattleAbondanceABOAB
CattleAfricander
CattleAngler
CattleAngusAANANANG*
CattleAngus xANGX
CattleAngus Lowline
CattleAngus Red
CattleAnkole Watusi
CattleAubracAUBAU
CattleAussie Red
CattleAustralian Lowline
CattleAyshireRDCAYAYR*
CattleBazadaiseBZD
CattleBeefalo
CattleBeef Blend
CattleBeef ShorthornBSH
CattleBeefmasterBMABM
CattleBelgian BlueBBLBGB*
CattleBelgian Blue MixtWBL
CattleBelgium Red and WhiteBER
CattleBelmont Red
CattleBlonde D'AquitaineBAQBLO*
CattleBlonde D'Aquitaine xBLOX
CattleBoran
CattleBrafordBFDBO
CattleBrahmanBRMBR
CattleBrand RoodBRR
CattleBrangusBRGBN
CattleBritish FrisianBRF
CattleBritish White
CattleBrown SwissBSWBS
CattleBuffalo
CattleBuffaloCHACH
CattleCharolais xCHAX
CattleChianinaCIACACHI*
CattleCompositeCPE
CattleCrossBreedCRB
CattleDairy Gir
CattleDairy ShorthornMSH
CattleDanish Red
CattleDevonDEV
CattleDevon RedRED
CattleDexterDXTDRDEX*
CattleDikbilDIK
CattleDroughtmaster
CattleDurham
CattleDutch Belted (Lakenvelder)DBE
CattleDutch FrisianDFR
CattleEringerERI
CattleEnderby Island
CattleEastern Flanders White RedBWR
CattleEuropean Red Dairy BreddRDCRE
CattleFriesianFRI
CattleFriesian xFRIX
CattleGalloway (including Belted Galloway)GLWGAGAL*
CattleGalloway BeltedGAB
CattleGasconneGAS
CattleGelbviehGVHGVGEL*
CattleGirolando
CattleGlan DonnersbergGDB
CattleGreyman
CattleGroningerGRO
CattleGuernseyGUEGU
CattleGuernsey-Canadian
CattleHays Converter
CattleHerefordHER
CattleHereford xHERX
CattleHereford Friesian xHFX
CattleHereford HornedHEQ
CattleHereford Polled
CattleHereford White
CattleHereford x Angus
CattleHereford x Friesian
CattleHighland CattleHLAHIHLD*
CattleHinterwalderHWD
CattleHolstein (Black and White)HOLHI
CattleHolstein Red and WhiteREDRW
CattleJerseyJERJE
CattleJersey xJERX
CattleKerryKER
CattleKiwiCross
CattleLimousinLIMLI
CattleLincoln
CattleLonghornLON
CattleLuingLUI
CattleMaine-AnjouMAJ
CattleMandalong Special
CattleMarchigianaMARMRMGA*
CattleMaremmanaMAE
CattleMashona
CattleMeuse-Rhine-YsselMRY
CattleMilking Shorthorn
CattleMini Scot Highland
CattleMiniature Hereford
CattleMixed BreedMDB
CattleMontbeliardMONMO
CattleMurray GreyMGRMGMUG *
CattleMurray Grey xMUGX
CattleNelloreNEL
CattleNew Zealand Grey
CattleNormandeNMDNO
CattleNorwegian RedRDCNR
CattleOtherOTH
CattleParthenaisPARPTH*
CattlePie Rouge
CattlePiedmontPIEPIPID*
CattlePinzgauPINPZ
CattleRangemaker
CattleRed AngusRAN
CattleRed DevonRDN
CattleRed PollREP
CattleRed Sindi
CattleRomagnolaROMRNRGA*
CattleRotbut
CattleRouge des PresRDP
CattleRouge Flamande
CattleSahiwalSAHSW
CattleSalersSALSL
CattleSanta GertrudisSGESESAN*
CattleScottish Highland
CattleSenepol
CattleShaverSHV
CattleShorthorn Aust Illawara
CattleShorthorn BeefSHB
CattleShorthorn Beef-Polled
CattleShorthorn Polled
CattleSimmental
CattleSimmental xSIMX
CattleSimmental x FleckviehSIMSM
CattleSimmental-Polled
CattleSouth DevonSDESDSOD*
CattleStabilizerSBR
CattleSussexSUSSSX*
CattleSwedish RedRDC
CattleTarantaiseTARTA
CattleTasmanian Grey
CattleTuli
CattleTuxTUX
CattleTyrol GreyTGRAL
CattleVerbeter RoodbontVRB
CattleWagyuWAG
CattleWelsh BlackWBLWBWEB*
CattleWestern Flanders meatBRV
CattleWest-Vlaams RoodBRD
CattleWitrikWRI
CattleYak
CattleZebu Milking
CattleZebu-Beef
SheepAwassi
SheepBorderdaleBRDBdale
SheepBorder LeicesterBLEBleic
SheepScottish Blackface
SheepBooroolaBoor
SheepCarpet MasterCarpMst
SheepCharollaisCHLCharol
SheepCheviotCHEChev
SheepClunForestClunFor
SheepColouredColour
SheepColumbiaColumbia
SheepCompositeCOMComp
SheepCoopworthCOPCoop
SheepCoopdaleCDL
SheepCorriedaleCORCorrie
SheepDamaraDama
SheepDavisdaleDavis
SheepDohne
SheepDorset DownDDNDorDn
SheepDorset HornDHNDorHn
SheepDorper BlackDorpBlk
SheepDorper WhiteDorpW
SheepDrysdaleDDLDry
SheepEasycare
SheepEast FriesianEFREFr
SheepEl de FranceEDF
SheepEnglish LeicesterELCELeic
SheepExlana
SheepFinnsheepFNS
SheepFinnish LandraceFinn
SheepFinnish x LandraceFinnX
SheepFinnish x TexelFinTex
SheepGotland PeltGotPelt
SheepGreelineGRLGreeLn
SheepGrowbulkGrowbk
SheepGroplusGRP
SheepHalfbredHLFHalf
SheepHampshireHMPHamp
SheepHighlanderHLDHighlnd
SheepHighlander x PrimeraHPX
SheepIle de FranceIleDeFr
SheepInverdaleInver
SheepKarakul
SheepKatahdin
SheepKelsoKEL
SheepLacaune
SheepLamb SupremeLSPSupr
SheepLamb Supreme x PerendaleLSPX
SheepLamb Supreme x RomneyLSRX
SheepLandmarkLMKLandMk
SheepLincolnLCNLinc
SheepLincworthLincwth
SheepLleynsLleyn
SheepMarshall RomneyMarRom
SheepMeat CompositeMComp
SheepMeat SheepMeat
SheepMeatmakerMeatMk
SheepMeatmasterMeatMast
SheepMerinoMER
SheepNewZealand MarshNZMrsh
SheepOxford x DownOxfX
SheepOxford DownOxfDn
SheepPerendalePNDPeren
SheepPoll DorsetPDSPolDor
SheepPoll MerinoPollMer
SheepPoll Dorset x TexelPDTX
SheepPoll Dorset x MerinoPDMR
SheepPolwarthPWRPolw
SheepPrimeraPRM
SheepRangerRGRRang
SheepRomneyRMNRom
SheepRomney x TexelRTX
SheepRomney xRMNX
SheepRomanov
SheepRomdaleRMD
SheepRomney DorsetRomDr
SheepRomlinc
SheepRomtexRMX
SheepRyelandRYERye
SheepScottish BlackfaceBlkFace
SheepSire Max
SheepSth Africa Meat Merino
SheepStabilised Crossbred
SheepShropshireSHSShrop
SheepStanborough GotlandStanGot
SheepSt.CrioxStCriox
SheepSnowlineSNW
SheepSouthdownSDWSthDn
SheepSouth DorsetSDOSthDor
SheepSouth HampshireSthHamp
SheepSouth SuffolkSSFSthSuff
SheepSuffolkSUFSuff
SheepSufTexSFXSufTex
SheepTEFRomTFMTEFR
SheepTexelTXL
SheepTexel xTexX
SheepTukidaleTuki
SheepWhite SuffolkWhiteSuf
SheepWelsh Hills SpecklesWHSpec
SheepWiltshire DorsetWiltDor
SheepWiltshire HornWHN
SheepWiltshireWSHWilt
DeerAxis
DeerBawean
DeerChinese water
DeerComposite DeerCompo
DeerDanish
DeerEastern
DeerElk WapitiELK
DeerEnglish
DeerEuropeanEuro
DeerFallowFLW
DeerFormosan Sika
DeerFurzelandFurzeld
DeerFurzeland
DeerHog
DeerHungarianHungarn
DeerMesopotamian
DeerMuntjac
DeerNZ Red
DeerPere David
DeerRedRDD
DeerRoe
DeerRomanianRomann
DeerRusa (Sundar Samba)
DeerSambar
DeerSika
DeerUnknown DeerUnk
DeerWapiti
DeerWarnhamWarnhm
DeerWhite-tail
DeerWoburn
DeerYugoslavianYugoslv
GoatAdal
GoatAlpine
GoatAltai Mountain
GoatAmerican Pygmy
GoatAnglo NubianANB
GoatAngoraAGR
GoatArapawaARP
GoatAuckland Island
GoatAustralian Feral
GoatAzerbaijan
GoatAzpi Gorri
GoatBarbari
GoatBeetal
GoatBengal
GoatBerber
GoatBezoar
GoatBoerBOR
GoatBoran
GoatBritish AlpineBAL
GoatBrown Shorthair Goat
GoatBunte Deutsche Edelziege
GoatCarpathian Goat
GoatCashmereCHM
GoatColoured Chamois Goat
GoatCreole
GoatCriollo
GoatCrossbred Goat
GoatCyprus
GoatDamascus
GoatDutch Pied
GoatFiji
GoatFrench Alpine
GoatGaddi
GoatGerman Improved Fawn
GoatGranada
GoatGrisons Striped
GoatGuadalupe Island
GoatHebei Dairy
GoatIndo-Chinese
GoatJamnapari
GoatKalahari Red
GoatKamori
GoatKarachai
GoatKatjang
GoatKigezi
GoatKikoKIK
GoatKurdi
GoatLa Mancha
GoatLamancha
GoatLori
GoatMaltese
GoatMaradi
GoatMarkhor
GoatMasai
GoatMaure
GoatMingrelian
GoatMongolian Cashmere Goat
GoatMoussoro
GoatMurcia-Granada
GoatMurciana
GoatNew Zealand Base Stock
GoatNguni
GoatNigerian Dwarf
GoatNorwegian Landrace
GoatNZ FeralNZF
GoatOberhasli
GoatPateri
GoatPeacock Goat
GoatPoitou
GoatRed Sokoto
GoatRussian Central Asian Local Coarse-Haired
GoatSaanenSAN
GoatSableSBL
GoatSahelian
GoatSan Clemente
GoatSavanna
GoatShukria
GoatSinai
GoatSmall East African
GoatSomali
GoatSoviet Mohair
GoatSudanese Desert
GoatSudanese Nubian
GoatSyrian Mountain
GoatTennessee Fainting
GoatTibetan
GoatToggenburgTGB
GoatTswana
GoatTuareg
GoatUnknown Goat
GoatValais Blackneck
GoatWaipuWPU
GoatWeiße Deutsche Edelziege
GoatWest African Dwarf
GoatWestern Goat
GoatWhite Shorthaired Goat
SheepWiltshire HornWHN

Updated 21.11.16

 

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