Kinship Analysis

Kinship Analysis data updated 21/6/2018

The Kinship Analysis below comprises two lists of bulls. The first list is the Live Bulls list, which shows all registered living bulls in the breed, ranked according to their relatedness to each other. The bull at the top of the list is the one with the least relatedness to the others in the list, meaning that his genetics are least represented in the live bull population. If you are looking to use kinship analysis to guide you as to a suitable bull for your cows it would normally be preferable to use bulls closer to the top of the list so that their less-used genetics are recycled back into the gene pool, thus helping to keep it in balance.

However, at the current time, as can be seen by the percentages, the difference between the bull at the top of the list and the bull at the bottom of the list is small, meaning that there is not a great difference between the bulls in terms of their relatedness to each other. So, if a bull is placed lower down the list, this should not be a deterrent to using him if he is suitable in other respects. Factors such as conformation, temperament, size and type, as well as number of progeny and relatedness to the cows to be served, are more important at this moment than position in the kinship analysis.

In the interests of genetic diversity as many different bulls as possible should be used. However, this is on the proviso that they conform to the breed standard and are free of faults and undesirable attributes. If considering keeping a bull calf entire please seek advice as to his genetics and physical characteristics. Not all bull calves will be suitable to use as bulls and a poor choice can reverberate through the small gene pool. Regarding matching a bull with a cow it is generally desirable that the resulting calf has a low COI (Coefficients of Inbreeding).

Note that the kinship analysis list changes as bulls are born and die. A bull will move up and down the list depending on the number of bulls related to him in the list at the same time.

The second list is the Live Bulls and Available AI Bulls list. This list has been compiled so that breeders contemplating using AI can check and see how the AI bulls, both dead and alive, rank within the current population of live bulls. The Status column indicates which bulls are the AI bulls and whether they are alive or dead. Once again, the difference between the bull on the top of the list and the bull on the bottom of the list is small, so factors other than a bull's position on the list will play a part in determining which bull to use. Eleven of the AI bulls are available through the SCHBS Semen Store. Information about them can be found under the Semen Store tab on the Home Page. Further bulls are available through the Rare Breeds Survival Trust.

Please note that kinship is not the only consideration in choosing a suitable bull. The breed analysis reports prepared by Lawrence Alderson should also be used and provide an overall picture of the genetic health of the breed. They can be found under the Breeding tab on the home page.

The data for this Kinship Analysis page has been reproduced in collaboration with Shetland Cattle Breeders Association.

Live Bulls

134 animals. Overall mean: 8.44%

Name

Kinship

Rank

Sons

Daughters

Rogiavi Hamelin

6.72%

1

0

0

Templeson Victor

7.36%

2

0

14

Bearford Darroch

7.49%

3

0

0

Ar Dteach Beela

7.59%

4

0

0

Greenoak Neo

7.59%

5

1

4

Stackyard Ace Of Spades

7.63%

6

0

0

St Trinians Igloo

7.66%

7

0

0

St Trinians Lucky Seven

7.74%

8

1

6

Pepperbox Oscar

7.75%

9

0

0

Perricks Acorn

7.75%

10

0

1

Lhiannag Coinneach

7.76%

11

0

0

Lincwold Jacob

7.79%

12

1

9

Wild Meadows Charles

7.79%

13

0

0

Lincwold Fergal

7.81%

14

2

21

Balnas Archie

7.88%

15

0

0

High Tor Oxlip

7.91%

16

1

16

Geldron Fael

7.94%

17

0

0

Wharncliffe Kirk

7.95%

18

0

8

Beechcroft Django

8.02%

19

0

0

Cross Reguill Bruno

8.03%

20

0

0

Tolsta Fergus

8.05%

21

0

0

Cross Reguill Adam

8.07%

22

2

2

Hengistbury Cirsium

8.10%

23

0

0

Collafirth Tyson

8.13%

24

0

5

Wharncliffe Keneth

8.13%

25

0

6

Gillarunna Thor

8.13%

26

0

0

Lincwold Sonny

8.13%

27

0

0

Blackmyre Flynn

8.16%

28

0

0

St Tudwals Andras

8.17%

29

0

0

Carn Bhren Gigolo

8.19%

30

3

5

Windgates Gingernut

8.20%

31

0

3

Borlasevath Robbie

8.20%

32

0

0

Hollington Leslie

8.21%

33

0

0

Geldron Feth

8.22%

34

0

0

Craigydon Frizbee

8.22%

35

0

0

Fleet Climper

8.22%

36

0

0

Hengistbury Galileo

8.23%

37

0

0

Homestead Rory

8.23%

38

0

0

Little Wyld Barry

8.24%

39

0

0

Wellback Alfred

8.24%

40

3

5

Senwick Supersonic

8.25%

41

0

0

North House Andy

8.27%

42

0

0

Carn Bhren Inuus

8.28%

43

1

8

Whinpot Brume

8.29%

44

0

0

Rosedean Viento

8.29%

45

0

1

Emgee Nigel

8.30%

46

0

0

Balearn Fergus

8.31%

47

1

0

Little Wyld Barny

8.33%

48

0

0

St Trinians Ian

8.34%

49

0

0

Meadow Nuthatch

8.34%

50

0

0

Rowland Duncan

8.34%

51

0

0

Gillarunna Robbie

8.35%

52

0

0

Tinkers Hill Duke

8.35%

53

0

0

Selbiehill Pedro

8.36%

54

0

0

Torroboll Arnie

8.37%

55

1

3

Hollington Leighton

8.39%

56

0

0

Fleecefaulds Cupid

8.40%

57

0

5

Hengistbury Gary

8.42%

58

0

0

Wharncliffe Minshull

8.43%

59

0

0

St Tudwals Arwel

8.43%

60

0

0

Hollington Lancelot

8.44%

61

0

0

Wharncliffe Nelson

8.45%

62

0

0

Diemwnt Ellian

8.45%

63

0

0

Diemwnt Clive

8.45%

64

0

0

Oxmoor Magnus

8.46%

65

0

0

Little Wyld Borris

8.46%

66

0

0

Carn Bhren James

8.47%

67

0

0

Geldron Faddom

8.48%

68

0

0

Hengistbury Genghis

8.48%

69

0

0

Ustaness Xerxes

8.50%

70

0

0

Lyndthorpe Erik

8.50%

71

6

14

Ocraquoy Imperio

8.53%

72

0

1

Balearn Ruben

8.53%

73

0

0

Torroboll Archie

8.54%

74

0

6

Carn Bhren Lazarus

8.54%

75

0

0

Cross Reguill Roscoe

8.54%

76

0

0

Greelaw Boris

8.56%

77

0

0

Stairfoot Cuillin

8.59%

78

1

0

Oxmoor Donn Carr

8.59%

79

0

0

Carn Bhren Liam

8.59%

80

0

0

Wharncliffe Norbert

8.59%

81

0

0

Ocraquoy Haldor

8.59%

82

2

7

Trondra Arrow

8.59%

83

2

17

Sinclair Bay David

8.59%

84

0

0

Treetops Obsidian

8.60%

85

0

0

Glachbeg Casper

8.60%

86

0

0

Tinkers Hill Gentleman

8.62%

87

0

0

Glen Roy Ralph

8.62%

88

0

0

Hollington Imperial

8.62%

89

3

11

Lincwold Trueman

8.63%

90

0

0

Emgee Maximillion

8.63%

91

0

0

Maxfield Edgar

8.64%

92

0

0

Geldron Faader

8.64%

93

0

0

Geldron Feerie

8.64%

94

0

0

Stenscholl Paddy

8.65%

95

0

0

Whinpot Red Adair

8.65%

96

0

0

The Point Jacobite

8.66%

97

4

9

Geldron Furt

8.66%

98

0

0

Maxfield Edward

8.66%

99

0

0

Wharncliffe Keane

8.68%

100

0

0

Carn Bhren Halcyon

8.70%

101

0

8

Collafirth Hamish

8.71%

102

0

0

Carn Bhren Guga

8.71%

103

6

16

Wharncliffe Frederick

8.72%

104

1

13

Stairfoot Frederick

8.73%

105

0

0

Broadacres Bruce

8.73%

106

0

9

Trondra Trump

8.74%

107

0

0

Carn Bhren Isak

8.75%

108

0

7

Collafirth Odin

8.78%

109

0

0

Carn Bhren Fionn

8.78%

110

2

18

Meadow Snipe

8.78%

111

0

0

Minarvi Mr Broon

8.80%

112

0

0

Blazefield Beano

8.81%

113

4

3

Whinpot Jackdaw

8.85%

114

0

4

North House Haldor

8.87%

115

0

0

Collafirth Roland

8.88%

116

0

0

North House Rorie

8.91%

117

0

0

Treetops Oscar

8.92%

118

0

0

Treetops Norval

8.92%

119

0

0

Wharncliffe Jacob

8.96%

120

2

5

Collafirth Max

8.97%

121

0

0

Cwrdu Morgan

9.04%

122

0

0

Collafirth Bagheera

9.05%

123

0

0

Fraithwen Duncan

9.06%

124

0

0

St Trinians Hero

9.07%

125

0

0

Hengistbury Acer

9.09%

126

4

9

Renwick Renoir

9.11%

127

2

3

Treetops Norris

9.12%

128

0

0

Treetops Oliphant

9.12%

129

0

0

Drumlough Isaac

9.14%

130

1

5

Wharncliffe Jack

9.23%

131

0

3

St Trinians Masse Kos

9.25%

132

3

5

St Trinians Balou

9.28%

133

6

20

Wharncliffe Kyle

9.49%

134

2

7

 

Live Bulls and Available AI Bulls     

144 animals. Overall mean: 8.33%

Name

Kinship

Rank

Status

Sons

Daughters

Garths Adonis

6.66%

1

AI Dead

13

50

Rogiavi Hamelin

6.98%

2

 

0

0

St Trinians Mansie

7.09%

3

AI Dead

6

22

Hengae Fearsome

7.29%

4

AI Dead

6

14

Randolph Fergus

7.31%

5

AI Dead

0

19

Templeson Victor

7.33%

6

 

0

14

St Trinians Agamemnon

7.41%

7

AI Dead

1

1

Boquhapple Kelvingrove

7.44%

8

AI Dead

3

29

Bearford Darroch

7.52%

9

 

0

0

Stackyard Ace Of Spades

7.58%

10

 

0

0

St Trinians Igloo

7.63%

11

 

0

0

Greenoak Neo

7.68%

12

 

1

4

Stanemore Odin

7.69%

13

AI Dead

12

37

Ar Dteach Beela

7.74%

14

 

0

0

Lincwold Jacob

7.74%

15

 

1

9

St Trinians Lucky Seven

7.80%

16

 

1

6

Perricks Acorn

7.82%

17

 

0

1

Lincwold Fergal

7.82%

18

 

2

21

Geldron Fael

7.86%

19

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Kirk

7.86%

20

 

0

8

High Tor Oxlip

7.87%

21

 

1

16

Lhiannag Coinneach

7.89%

22

 

0

0

Wild Meadows Charles

7.92%

23

 

0

0

Cross Reguill Bruno

7.93%

24

 

0

0

Hengistbury Cirsium

8.00%

25

 

0

0

Beechcroft Django

8.00%

26

 

0

0

Pepperbox Oscar

8.01%

27

 

0

0

Tolsta Fergus

8.02%

28

 

0

0

Collafirth Viking

8.04%

29

AI Dead

1

24

Balnas Archie

8.05%

30

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Keneth

8.07%

31

 

0

6

Lincwold Sonny

8.07%

32

 

0

0

Gillarunna Thor

8.08%

33

 

0

0

Windgates Gingernut

8.09%

34

 

0

3

St Tudwals Andras

8.10%

35

 

0

0

Geldron Feth

8.10%

36

 

0

0

Fleet Climper

8.12%

37

 

0

0

Collafirth Tyson

8.12%

38

 

0

5

Cross Reguill Adam

8.12%

39

 

2

2

Hengistbury Galileo

8.13%

40

 

0

0

Borlasevath Robbie

8.14%

41

 

0

0

Homestead Rory

8.16%

42

 

0

0

Hollington Leslie

8.17%

43

 

0

0

Blackmyre Flynn

8.18%

44

 

0

0

Little Wyld Barry

8.18%

45

 

0

0

Craigydon Frizbee

8.18%

46

 

0

0

Senwick Supersonic

8.20%

47

 

0

0

Rosedean Viento

8.20%

48

 

0

1

Carn Bhren Gigolo

8.21%

49

 

3

5

Emgee Nigel

8.23%

50

 

0

0

Wellback Alfred

8.23%

51

 

3

5

Gillarunna Robbie

8.24%

52

 

0

0

Meadow Nuthatch

8.25%

53

 

0

0

Little Wyld Barny

8.27%

54

 

0

0

St Trinians Ian

8.27%

55

 

0

0

North House Victor

8.27%

56

AI Dead

1

3

Torroboll Arnie

8.27%

57

 

1

3

Rowland Duncan

8.28%

58

 

0

0

Selbiehill Pedro

8.29%

59

 

0

0

Carn Bhren Inuus

8.29%

60

 

1

8

Whinpot Brume

8.29%

61

 

0

0

Fleecefaulds Cupid

8.29%

62

 

0

5

Wharncliffe Minshull

8.32%

63

 

0

0

Hollington Leighton

8.33%

64

 

0

0

Hengistbury Gary

8.33%

65

 

0

0

Tinkers Hill Duke

8.34%

66

 

0

0

Geldron Faddom

8.35%

67

 

0

0

St Tudwals Arwel

8.35%

68

 

0

0

Diemwnt Ellian

8.36%

69

 

0

0

Diemwnt Clive

8.36%

70

 

0

0

Hollington Lancelot

8.36%

71

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Nelson

8.37%

72

 

0

0

Ocraquoy Imperio

8.39%

73

 

0

1

Little Wyld Borris

8.39%

74

 

0

0

Oxmoor Magnus

8.40%

75

 

0

0

Hengistbury Genghis

8.40%

76

 

0

0

Lyndthorpe Erik

8.40%

77

 

6

14

Ustaness Xerxes

8.40%

78

 

0

0

Carn Bhren James

8.41%

79

 

0

0

Balearn Fergus

8.42%

80

 

1

0

North House Andy

8.43%

81

 

0

0

Torroboll Archie

8.45%

82

 

0

6

Ocraquoy Haldor

8.45%

83

AI

2

7

Carn Bhren Lazarus

8.48%

84

 

0

0

North House Frosty

8.49%

85

AI Dead

1

4

Stairfoot Cuillin

8.49%

86

 

1

0

Greelaw Boris

8.49%

87

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Norbert

8.49%

88

 

0

0

Treetops Obsidian

8.50%

89

 

0

0

Cross Reguill Roscoe

8.50%

90

 

0

0

Trondra Arrow

8.51%

91

AI

2

17

Geldron Faader

8.51%

92

 

0

0

Geldron Feerie

8.52%

93

 

0

0

The Point Jacobite

8.52%

94

 

4

9

Emgee Maximillion

8.52%

95

 

0

0

Balearn Ruben

8.53%

96

 

0

0

Maxfield Edgar

8.53%

97

 

0

0

Hollington Imperial

8.53%

98

 

3

11

Carn Bhren Liam

8.53%

99

 

0

0

Sinclair Bay David

8.53%

100

 

0

0

Oxmoor Donn Carr

8.54%

101

 

0

0

Glen Roy Ralph

8.54%

102

 

0

0

Geldron Furt

8.55%

103

 

0

0

Maxfield Edward

8.56%

104

 

0

0

Tinkers Hill Gentleman

8.56%

105

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Keane

8.57%

106

 

0

0

Lincwold Trueman

8.57%

107

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Frederick

8.58%

108

 

1

13

Carn Bhren Halcyon

8.60%

109

 

0

8

Collafirth Hamish

8.60%

110

 

0

0

Carn Bhren Isak

8.62%

111

 

0

7

Stairfoot Frederick

8.62%

112

 

0

0

Carn Bhren Guga

8.62%

113

 

6

16

Carn Bhren Fionn

8.63%

114

 

2

18

Whinpot Red Adair

8.64%

115

 

0

0

Stenscholl Paddy

8.64%

116

 

0

0

Glachbeg Casper

8.65%

117

 

0

0

Trondra Trump

8.65%

118

 

0

0

Broadacres Bruce

8.65%

119

 

0

9

Meadow Snipe

8.68%

120

 

0

0

Minarvi Mr Broon

8.71%

121

 

0

0

Blazefield Beano

8.73%

122

 

4

3

Collafirth Odin

8.75%

123

 

0

0

Whinpot Jackdaw

8.78%

124

 

0

4

Treetops Oscar

8.79%

125

 

0

0

Treetops Norval

8.79%

126

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Jacob

8.82%

127

 

2

5

Collafirth Roland

8.84%

128

 

0

0

North House Haldor

8.86%

129

 

0

0

Collafirth Max

8.86%

130

 

0

0

North House Rorie

8.94%

131

 

0

0

Fraithwen Duncan

8.94%

132

 

0

0

Collafirth Bagheera

8.94%

133

 

0

0

Hengistbury Acer

8.95%

134

 

4

9

Cwrdu Morgan

8.96%

135

 

0

0

Treetops Norris

8.97%

136

 

0

0

Treetops Oliphant

8.97%

137

 

0

0

St Trinians Hero

8.99%

138

 

0

0

Drumlough Isaac

9.00%

139

 

1

5

Renwick Renoir

9.01%

140

AI

2

3

St Trinians Masse Kos

9.12%

141

 

3

5

Wharncliffe Jack

9.12%

142

 

0

3

St Trinians Balou

9.15%

143

AI

6

20

Wharncliffe Kyle

9.36%

144

 

2

7