Conservation Priority List

Heritage Livestock Breeds

Heritage Poultry Breeds



 

The Conservation Priority List (CPL)

How is it determined?
How does a breed get on the list? (parameters)

2018 CPL Updates
2017 CPL Updates
2016 CPL Updates

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*Breeds unique to North America are listed in bold font.


Cattle

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Canadienne

Dutch Belted

Florida Cracker

Kerry

Lincoln Red

Milking Devon

Heritage Shorthorn (Native) 1

Randall or Randall Lineback

Texas Longhorn (CTLR) 2

Ancient White Park

Pineywoods

Red Poll

Ayrshire

Galloway

Guernsey

Ankole-Watusi

Belted Galloway

Red Devon

Dexter

Highland

Chirikof Island

Criollo (North Central Mexican)

 

 

 

Donkeys

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American Mammoth Jackstock

Poitou

    Miniature Donkey  

 

Goats

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Arapawa

San Clemente

 

Spanish

Myotonic or Tennessee Fainting

Oberhasli

Golden Guernsey

 

Horses

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American Cream

Banker3

Canadian

Caspian

Cleveland Bay

Dales Pony

Dartmoor

Exmoor

Fell Pony

Florida Cracker3

Galiceño3

Hackney Horse

Marsh Tacky3

Morgan - Traditional 4

Newfoundland Pony

Suffolk

Akhal-Teke

Clydesdale

Colonial Spanish5
   Strains:
   Baca-Chica
   Choctaw
   Santa Cruz

   Sulphur
   Wilbur-Cruce

Gotland

Irish Draught

Lipizzan

Mountain Pleasure / Rocky Mountain

Shire

 

Belgian6

 

 

California Vaquero3

 

 

Pigs

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Choctaw

Meishan

Mulefoot

Ossabaw Island

Gloucestershire Old Spots

Guinea Hog

Large Black

Red Wattle

Hereford

Tamworth

 

Saddleback

 

Rabbits

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American

American Chinchilla

Belgian Hare

Blanc de Hotot

Silver

Silver Fox

Beveren

Giant Chinchilla

Lilac

Rhinelander

Crème d'Argent

Harlequin

 

Sheep

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Florida Cracker

Gulf Coast or Gulf Coast Native

Hog Island

Santa Cruz

Black Welsh Mountain

Clun Forest

Cotswold

Dorset Horn

Jacob - American

Karakul - American

Leicester Longwool

Lincoln

Navajo-Churro

Romeldale / CVM

St. Croix

Barbados Blackbelly

Oxford

Shropshire

Tunis

Wiltshire Horn

Shetland

Southdown

 

LIVESTOCK & EQUINE NOTES

Breeds unique to North America are printed in bold.

1 Milking Shorthorns that qualify for the “Native (N)” designation, identifying them as pure, old line, dual purpose Milking Shorthorns, as verified by the AMSS office.

2 Cattleman's Texas Longhorn Registry.

Each of these has an independent, stand-alone registry and conservation program. In addition, each has contributed to the Colonial Spanish breed.

⁴ Includes horses whose pedigrees are absent of outcrosses after 1930.

⁵ This includes several different registries, each with somewhat different goals (SMR, SSMA, SBBOA, AIHR, HOA). Under this umbrella some strains have independent conservation programs and those are noted individually.

⁶ Includes Brabant, the European ancestor of the American Belgian, with a distinct type. The Brabant is globally rare.

 


Chickens

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Campine

Crèvecoeur

Holland

La Fleche

Malay

Modern Game

Nankin

Redcap

Spanish

Sultan

Yokohama

Aseel

Cubalaya

Faverolle

Houdan

Icelandic

Lakenvelder

Old English Game

Rhode Island White

Russian Orloff

Sebright

Spitzhauben

Ancona

Andalusian

Buckeye

Buttercup

Catalana

Chantecler

Cornish

Delaware

Dominique

Dorking

Hamburg

Java

Jersey Giant

Langshan

Minorca

New Hampshire

Phoenix

Polish

Rhode Island Red - Non-industrial

Shamo

Sumatra

Australorp

Brahma

Cochin

Leghorn- Non-industrial

Plymouth Rock

Sussex

Araucana1

Large Fowl American Game

Manx Rumpy or Persian Rumpless

Saipan

 

Ducks

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Aylesbury

Dutch Hookbill

Buff or Orpington

Magpie

Saxony

Silver Appleyard

Ancona

Campbell

Cayuga

Rouen - Non-Industrial

Swedish

Welsh Harlequin

Runner or Indian Runner

Australian Spotted

 

 

Geese

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Cotton Patch

Roman

Shetland

Steinbacher

Pilgrim

Pomeranian

Sebastopol

African

American Buff

Chinese

Toulouse (Dewlap)

 

Gray

 

 

Turkeys

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Beltsville Small White

 

 

 

 

Black

Royal Palm

White Holland

Bourbon Red

Bronze

Narragansett

Slate

All Other Varieties2

 

 

POULTRY NOTES

Breeds unique to North America are printed in bold.

1 Breed identity in poultry breeds is challenging. Many breeders of all kinds (exhibition, production, hatchery) are diligent in breeding standard-bred birds. Other breeders in each category resort to crossbreeding to achieve their goals, and yet promote their birds as standard-bred. The Livestock Conservancy is unable to validate each breeding program, but buyers are encouraged to ask if birds offered for sale are pure-bred and meet breed standards.

2 Varieties that are distinct but not APA recognized include Chocolate, Jersey Buff, Midget White, Lavender, and a host of other distinct color varieties. Does not include broad-breasted varieties, because they are not endangered.

 

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