Birds are also known to mate with other birds belonging to a different species or subspecies. Scientists very often purposely mate different species to produce a desired offspring. Actually no such breeding is possible between 2 different species. Black kite and red kites also mate to produce a hybrid offspring. $\endgroup$ – cezar Aug 21 '17 at 19:52 Two organisms of different species mate and produce offspring. Some species can. In this definition, members of the same species must have the potential to interbreed. The nomenclature changes over time. This is so common, that biologists actually use a different formulation of Mayr's definition: they say, "If two populations can NOT interbreed, they are NOT the same species." For example, cage bird breeders cross breed finch species to produce hybrids. They can interbreed and produce fertile offspring. In fact, all species of the genus Canis can mate and produce fertile offspring (Wayne et al., 1997, re: A. P. Gray, Mammalian Hybrids). Similarly, lions and tigers, again two separate species, can mate and produce offspring. This is an example of _____. You take a job as a research assistant at one of the richest fossil fields ever to be discovered. But in the case of mating of un-related species, the homolodous are absent.So, in case mating of un-related species never produce offsprings. The same goes for horses and donkeys. However, that doesn't mean they have to be part of the same interbreeding group in real life. Homologous chromosomes are essential for sexual reproduction and offspring. Domestic fowl and game birds can also breed to give hybrid offsprings. In some case, organisms of different species can mate and produce healthy offspring, but the offspring are infertile, can't reproduce. While human reproduction is straightforward, animal births are a lot more complex (and intriguing!). Why can some interbreeding species produce fertile offspring, while others—like horses and donkeys—cannot? For example, certain species of crickets will only mate with males that produce a particular mating song. Taxonomy isn't carved in stone. Generally, however, different species cannot mate and reproduce because of genetic differences. Production of offspring depends on the pairing of homologous during the meiotic division for the production of gametes. hybrid infertility. Technically, wolves and domesticated dogs are different species, and they can mate and reproduce. Macaw hybrids are also known. Other species rituals may include a mating dance or emitting a scent. The scientist decide that some subspecies should actually be different species, species are moved to another genus, etc. Are dog Canis familiaris and wolf Canis lupus different species? Most wild animals need to mate to produce offspring, but there are a handful of species that do not mate and yet still produce new generations. This offspring cannot mate with its siblings or with members of either parental species. 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