Rare and Minority Breeds

of Livestock in New Zealand

Breeds marked with a star (Red Star) have been accorded priority conservation rating. See  Priority Listing.
The letters NZ after a breed name indicate that the breed originated in New Zealand.
   CAMELIDS
  Alpaca    
  Alpaca – Suri
  Guanaco 
  Llama    

   CATTLE
  Aberdeen-Angus Red Star   
  American Bison
  Australian Lowline    
  British White Red Star    
  Campbell Island NZ
  Devon Red Star    
  Dexter            
  Dutch Belted 
  Enderby Island Red StarNZ  
  Galloway – Belted Red Star
  Galloway – Standard
  Galloway – White
  Highland        
  Hinterwald        
  Lakenvelder      
  Lincoln Red Red Star
  Longhorn (English) Red Star
  Luing            
  Meuse Rhine Issel    
  Milking Shorthorn Red Star
  Nadudana Zebu    
  Piedmontese        
  Pinzgauer        
  Red Poll Red Star      
  Sussex        
  Texas Longhorn
  Water Buffalo
  Yak            


   DEER
  Wapiti/Elk
  White Red Deer

   DONKEYS
  Australian Teamster
  English/Irish      
  Mammoth Red Star    
  Miniature Mediterranean
  Ponui Red StarNZ    

    GOATS
  Alpine/British Alpine   
  Arapawa Red StarNZ
  Auckland Island NZ
  Boer                
  Kiko NZ            
  Nubian/Anglo-Nubian
  Sable            
  Toggenburg        
  Waipu  Red StarNZ      


   HORSES
  Caspian        
  Clydesdale Red Star   
  Friesian    
  Gypsy Cob/Vanner
  Hackney Red Star      
  Haflinger        
  Icelandic        
  Kaimanawa Red StarNZ      
  Miniature        
  Percheron        
  Shetland        
  Shire Red Star          
  Spanish        
  Suffolk Punch Red Star    
  Timor Ponies      
  Welsh Cob        
   PIGS
  Arapawa Red StarNZ       
  Auckland Island Red StarNZ  
  Berkshire Red Star      
  Canterbury Blue Red Star    
  Euro Red Star      
  Kunekune Red StarNZ        
  Large Black Red Star
  Tamworth Red Star      
  Wessex Saddleback Red Star

   POULTRY
  Ducks      
  Chooks (Fowls)      
  Geese      
  Guinea Fowl      
  Pheasants  
  Turkeys  

   RABBITS
  Enderby Island Red StarNZ  
  Flemish Giant  
  German Angora  
  Rex  
  Silver Fox  
 

   RODENTS
  Chinchilla   
  Kiore  Red Star

For a useful discussion on breed definitions, see Types of Breeds.
    SHEEP
  Sheep Numbers
  Arapawa Red StarNZ      
  Awassi       
  Campbell Island Red StarNZ    
  Chatham Island Red StarNZ    
  Cheviot Red Star      
  Clarence Reserve Red StarNZ  
  Damara              
  Diggers Hill Red StarNZ      
  Dohne              
  Dorper              
  Dorset Horn Red Star    
  East Friesian   
  Finnsheep        
  Gotland Pelt      
  Hampshire        
  Herbert Red StarNZ          
  Hokonui Red StarNZ          
  Karakul              
  Leicester, English Red Star
  Lincoln Red Star            
  Mohaka Red StarNZ            
  Omahaki NZ            
  Pitt Island Red StarNZ      
  Oxford  Red Star           
  Polled Wiltshire  
  Raglan Red StarNZ      
  Ryeland Red Star      
  Shropshire Red Star    
  South Dorset     
  Southdown              
  Stewart Island Red StarNZ      
  White Headed Marsh
  Wiltshire Horn Red Star   
  Woodstock Red StarNZ    
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