Norfolk Horn Breeders Group

Kinship Programme

As you start thinking about breeding this season, do please remember Suzannah runs the kinship programme for the group. If you are interested in purchasing a ram and want to know his closeness to your flock, please do email her and she can run your sheep through the programme to work out the inbreeding coefficients of their progeny. It is a very useful tool. The Glaven Flock used it every year – ┬áthree/four rams were used on the small flock and any that were too closely related to ┬áhomebred tups would go to the bought in tup.