Protected names directory
The importance of clarity in cattle breeding is important today for various reasons. New families have come in from Canada and, with the added tools of EBVs and genetic profiling, breeders need to know as much as possible about their blood lines. The other reason is that for some breeders they feel they are protecting a very important part of our heritage. That is the reason for having what are known as ‘protected’ names. These are the names of Shorthorn families that cannot be used to describe animals that are not of that family. For example, you cannot call a heifer calf out of a Barrington (Bates) a Victoria (Booth); Barrington and Victoria are protected names.
Duchess of Airdrie
Duchess of Lancaster
Queen of Rothes
The purpose of pedigrees is obviously to inform about the breeding of all calves in Coates’s Herd Book. It is true that many breeders pay far less attention to pedigrees but you cannot rely entirely on your eye. There are many families that have played an important part in Shorthorn history. Some are families refined by Thomas Bates for their milk, such as protected families including Duchess, Waterloo, Wild Eyes, Millicent, Greenleaf, Oxford, Furbelow, Seraphina, Barrington, Gypsy, Countess, Baroness, Foggathorpe and Rose.
On the beef side there are the families developed by the Booth family in the early part of the 19th century for their depth of flesh. These families were so successful that they were exported all over the world to improve the native cattle. These cattle included protected families such as Queen of Rothes, Nonpareil, Luxury, Lovely, Lavender, Pye, Pure Gold, Maid Ramsden, Rosewood, Augusta, Broadhooks, Wimple, Beauty, Clipper, Floss, Pauline, Averne, Marigold, Missie, Bright, Princess Royal, Lancasters, Jilt, Blythesome, Maud, Orange Blossom, Princess and Victoria. There will be some others that along with some of these have died out. Some will have died out because they lost their identity and others because they were no good or were exported.