Conservation Priority List

Livestock Breeds

Poultry Breeds



The Conservation Priority List (CPL)

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

Changes to the list for 2016
 

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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

Milking 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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Critical Threatened Watch Recovering Study

American Mammoth Jackstock

Poitou

    Miniature Donkey  

 

Goats

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Critical Threatened Watch Recovering Study

Arapawa

San Clemente

  Spanish

Myotonic or Tennessee Fainting

Oberhasli

Golden Guernsey

 

Horses

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American Cream

Canadian

Caspian

Cleveland Bay

Dales Pony

Galiceño

Hackney Horse

Morgan - Traditional 4

Newfoundland Pony

Shire

Suffolk

Akhal-Teke

Colonial Spanish 3

Dartmoor

Exmoor

Irish Draught

Lipizzan

Clydesdale

Fell Pony

Gotland

Mountain Pleasure / Rocky Mountain

Belgian3

 

 

 

 

 

Pigs

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Choctaw

Mulefoot

Ossabaw Island

Gloucestershire Old Spots

Guinea Hog

Large Black

Red Wattle

Hereford

Tamworth

  Saddleback

 

Rabbits

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Critical Threatened Watch Recovering Study
American Chinchilla

American

Belgian Hare

Blanc de Hotot

Silver

Silver Fox

Beveren

Giant Chinchilla

Lilac

Rhinelander

Crème d'Argent Harlequin

 

Sheep

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Critical Threatened Watch Recovering Study

Florida Cracker

Gulf Coast or Gulf Coast Native

Hog Island

Romeldale / CVM

Santa Cruz

Black Welsh Mountain

Clun Forest

Cotswold

Dorset Horn

Jacob - American

Karakul - American

Leicester Longwool

Lincoln

Navajo-Churro

St. Croix

Oxford

Shropshire

Tunis

Barbados Blackbelly

Shetland

Southdown

Wiltshire Horn

 

LIVESTOCK NOTES

Breeds unique to North America are printed in bold.

1 Some Milking Shorthorns qualify for the "N" (Native) designation. These animals have pedigrees tracing only to ancestors registered before the herdbook was opened to outcrosses with other dairy breeds;this is a globally endangered population. The status of any Milking Shorthorn can be verified through the AMSS.

2 Cattleman's Texas Longhorn Registry

3 Strains include Baca-Chica, Banker, Belsky, Choctaw, Florida Cracker, Marsh Tacky, Santa Cruz, Sulphur / Vaquero, Wilbur Cruce, and numerous other sub strains and composites. Feral horses from the Cerbat, Pryor, and Sulphur areas include some that would meet the criteria as well as some that do not. Colonial Spanish horses are represented by several registries, and several strains have independent conservation breeding programs. Each of these strains contributes to the overall composite breed.

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

5 Includes Brabant, the European ancestor of the American breed, that is a distinct type and now globally rare.

 

 


Chickens

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Critical Threatened Watch Recovering Study

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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Critical Threatened Watch Recovering Study

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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Critical Threatened Watch Recovering Study

Cotton Patch

Roman

Shetland

Steinbacher

Pilgrim

Pomeranian

Sebastopol

African

American Buff

Chinese

Toulouse (Dewlap)

 

Gray

 

 

Turkeys

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Critical Threatened Watch Recovering Study

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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