I think this is one place that things are getting a little murkey. In the true sense, a composite is a combination of breeds that have been bred to others of the same breed makeup and have become a standard breeding population. Gerts, Santa Cruz, Beefmaster, etc. They're also sometimes referred to as American breeds. In this particular discussion I think we are speaking more of using an F1, i.e. Balancer (angus-Gelbvieh), black baldy (Hereford-Angus) SimmAngus-Simmenthal-Angus, SenAngus-Senepol-Angus, Brahman-Hereford , Brahman-Angus, etc.
The term composite has just gotten so imprecise with the combination of breeds(?) being created.
Just my thoughts
dun, you're right but it's easier to understand it the other way, crossbred created with different breeds where some of them are recognize as purebreeds
A. delaGarza":34twtp9i said:
a crossbred bull that has several different breeds in its blood, example Santa Cruz breed, has 4 breeds: Brahman, Shorthorn, Gelvieh and Red Angus