Kinship Analysis

Kinship Analysis data updated 21/9/2017.

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 for a 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, they each share a similar level of genetic independence from the sum total of the group. So, if a bull is placed lower down on 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.

To ensure genetic diversity a general principle is to use as many different bulls as possible, but at the same time any bull calves kept for breeding should conform to the breed standard and be free of faults and undesirable characteristics. Regarding matching a bull with a cow it is desirable that the resulting calf has a low COI (Coefficients of Inbreeding).

The final column, headed "Weighted", gives the number of progeny of the bull. Each male calf registered is weighted equivalent to ten female calves to reflect the larger number of progeny he can leave in a lifetime. It is suggested that, all other things being equal, it is preferable to use a bull with fewer progeny. Note that progeny numbers in the last column will be inflated if a bull has sons that have been registered but have not become breeders. To find the actual number of a bull's progeny look him up under the Pedigree Search tab on the Home Page. 

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 an important 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.

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

Live Bulls

131 animals. Overall mean: 8.33%

Name

Kinship

Rank

Sons

Daughters

Total

Weighted

Rogiavi Hamelin

6.84%

1

0

0

0

0

Templeson Victor

7.29%

2

0

9

9

9

Bearford Darroch

7.50%

3

0

0

0

0

Randolph Maximus

7.54%

4

0

7

7

7

Ar Dteach Beela

7.56%

5

0

0

0

0

Greenoak Neo

7.57%

6

1

3

4

13

Stackyard Ace of Spades

7.60%

7

0

0

0

0

Lincwold Fergal

7.62%

8

1

20

21

30

Lhiannag Coinneach

7.70%

9

0

0

0

0

St Trinians Lucky Seven

7.72%

10

1

6

7

16

Lincwold Jacob

7.74%

11

1

9

10

19

Shotover Balfour

7.76%

12

0

0

0

0

Perricks Acorn

7.77%

13

0

0

0

0

Shotover Bronn

7.78%

14

0

0

0

0

Wild Meadows Charles

7.82%

15

0

0

0

0

Hengistbury Cirsium

7.82%

16

0

0

0

0

Geldron Eence

7.85%

17

0

0

0

0

Boquhapple Sula Sgeir

7.85%

18

0

0

0

0

The Point Jacobite

7.87%

19

0

0

0

0

Rockytoon Eric

7.88%

20

0

0

0

0

High Tor Oxlip

7.89%

21

1

6

7

16

Wharncliffe Kirk

7.90%

22

0

0

0

0

Balnas Archie

7.91%

23

0

0

0

0

Meadow Rusty

7.96%

24

2

4

6

24

Beechcroft Django

7.98%

25

0

0

0

0

Torroboll Arnie

7.99%

26

0

0

0

0

Lincwold Lowden

7.99%

27

2

5

7

25

Geldron Dunder

8.03%

28

0

0

0

0

Rowland Frasier

8.05%

29

0

0

0

0

North House Andy

8.05%

30

0

0

0

0

St Trinians Greys Fifty Shades

8.06%

31

0

1

1

1

Cross Reguill Adam

8.07%

32

2

2

4

22

Cross Reguill Bruno

8.07%

33

0

0

0

0

Meadow Heron

8.08%

34

0

0

0

0

Wharncliffe Keneth

8.08%

35

0

2

2

2

Blackmyre Flynn

8.10%

36

0

0

0

0

Talleymead Juma

8.10%

37

0

0

0

0

St Trinians Red Gust

8.14%

38

0

0

0

0

Windgates Gingernut

8.16%

39

0

2

2

2

Tollesbury Wick Trojan

8.16%

40

0

0

0

0

Homestead Rory

8.18%

41

0

0

0

0

Hollington Leslie

8.19%

42

0

0

0

0

Welland Down Flodden

8.19%

43

2

3

5

23

Fleet Climper

8.19%

44

0

0

0

0

Geldron Ernie

8.21%

45

0

0

0

0

Borlasevath Robbie

8.23%

46

0

0

0

0

Gillarunna Thor

8.25%

47

0

0

0

0

Rowland Mungo

8.25%

48

0

0

0

0

Balearn Fergus

8.25%

49

1

0

1

10

Carn Bhren Gigolo

8.27%

50

3

5

8

35

Fleecefaulds Cupid

8.27%

51

0

2

2

2

Lunna Tammy

8.28%

52

0

0

0

0

Whinpot Brume

8.29%

53

0

0

0

0

Wharncliffe Minshull

8.29%

54

0

0

0

0

Hollington Leighton

8.30%

55

0

0

0

0

St Trinians Heron

8.31%

56

0

0

0

0

Collafirth Tyson

8.32%

57

0

4

4

4

Gillarunna Robbie

8.33%

58

0

0

0

0

Craigydon Frizbee

8.33%

59

0

0

0

0

Collafirth Guinness

8.33%

60

1

1

2

11

Ocraquoy Invictus

8.34%

61

0

0

0

0

Rosedean Viento

8.34%

62

0

0

0

0

Stairfoot Cuillin

8.35%

63

0

0

0

0

Tinkers Hill Duke

8.35%

64

0

0

0

0

St Tudwals Bull

8.36%

65

0

0

0

0

Glachbeg Casper

8.37%

66

0

0

0

0

Emgee Nigel

8.37%

67

0

0

0

0

Rowland Kirk

8.37%

68

0

0

0

0

Little Wyld Ben

8.37%

69

0

0

0

0

Little Wyld Barry

8.38%

70

0

0

0

0

Balearn Ruben

8.38%

71

0

0

0

0

Hollington Lancelot

8.39%

72

0

0

0

0

Broadacres Ivan

8.41%

73

0

0

0

0

Wellback Alfred

8.42%

74

3

3

6

33

Little Wyld Barny

8.42%

75

0

0

0

0

Selbiehill Pedro

8.42%

76

0

0

0

0

Carn Bhren Inuus

8.43%

77

2

2

4

22

St Tudwals Arwel

8.43%

78

0

0

0

0

Oxmoor Donn Carr

8.43%

79

0

0

0

0

Rowland Euan

8.44%

80

1

2

3

12

Glachbeg The Laird

8.46%

81

0

4

4

4

Wharncliffe Jacob

8.48%

82

0

3

3

3

Trondra Arrow

8.49%

83

2

17

19

37

Whinpot Red Adair

8.49%

84

0

0

0

0

Tinkers Hill Gentleman

8.51%

85

0

0

0

0

Ustaness Xerxes

8.51%

86

0

0

0

0

Ocraquoy Haldor

8.52%

87

2

3

5

23

Wharncliffe Keane

8.53%

88

0

0

0

0

Little Wyld Borris

8.53%

89

0

0

0

0

Torroboll Archie

8.54%

90

0

2

2

2

Carn Bhren James

8.54%

91

0

0

0

0

Maxfield Edward

8.55%

92

0

0

0

0

Cross Reguill Roscoe

8.55%

93

0

0

0

0

Maxfield Edgar

8.55%

94

0

0

0

0

Blazefield Beano

8.59%

95

3

1

4

31

Wharncliffe Frederick

8.59%

96

1

8

9

18

Ocraquoy Imperio

8.59%

97

0

0

0

0

Hollington Imperial

8.59%

98

3

8

11

38

Carn Bhren Liam

8.60%

99

0

0

0

0

Selbiehill Jimbo

8.61%

100

0

0

0

0

Hengistbury Acer

8.62%

101

1

7

8

17

Treetops Norval

8.62%

102

0

0

0

0

Carn Bhren Lazarus

8.65%

103

0

0

0

0

Lyndthorpe Erik

8.65%

104

4

9

13

49

Emgee Maximillion

8.68%

105

0

0

0

0

Emgee Loki

8.68%

106

0

0

0

0

Whinpot Jackdaw

8.68%

107

0

0

0

0

Stenscholl Paddy

8.69%

108

0

0

0

0

Minarvi Broon

8.70%

109

0

0

0

0

Sinclair Bay David

8.70%

110

0

0

0

0

Renwick Renoir

8.71%

111

1

2

3

12

Collafirth Hamish

8.74%

112

0

0

0

0

Collafirth Odin

8.75%

113

0

0

0

0

Broadacres Bruce

8.76%

114

0

6

6

6

Carn Bhren Irish

8.78%

115

2

5

7

25

Carn Bhren Fionn

8.78%

116

2

8

10

28

St Trinians Masse Kos

8.78%

117

1

4

5

14

Carn Bhren Isak

8.79%

118

0

4

4

4

Treetops Norris

8.80%

119

0

0

0

0

Carn Bhren Halcyon

8.81%

120

0

2

2

2

Cwrdu Morgan

8.86%

121

0

0

0

0

Wharncliffe Duncan

8.92%

122

5

29

34

79

Carn Bhren Guga

8.97%

123

6

11

17

71

Drumlough Isaac

8.99%

124

0

2

2

2

Wharncliffe Jack

9.00%

125

0

1

1

1

Collafirth Max

9.01%

126

0

0

0

0

Wharncliffe Kyle

9.04%

127

0

5

5

5

Collafirth Louis

9.05%

128

2

13

15

33

Collafirth Bagheera

9.09%

129

0

0

0

0

Fraithwen Duncan

9.09%

130

0

0

0

0

St Trinians Balou

9.23%

131

6

18

24

78

 

Live Bulls and Available AI Bulls     

141 animals. Overall mean: 8.24%

Name

Kinship

Rank

Status

Sons

Daughters

Total

Weighted

Garths Adonis

6.75%

1

Dead

13

46

59

176

Rogiavi Hamelin

7.11%

2

 

0

0

0

0

Templeson Victor

7.26%

3

 

0

9

9

9

Hengae Fearsome

7.30%

4

Dead

6

12

18

72

St Trinians Mansie

7.31%

5

Dead

6

22

28

82

St Trinians Agamemnon

7.37%

6

Dead

1

1

2

11

Boquhapple Kelvingrove

7.43%

7

Dead

3

27

30

57

Bearford Darroch

7.54%

8

 

0

0

0

0

Stackyard Ace of Spades

7.55%

9

 

0

0

0

0

Lincwold Fergal

7.64%

10

 

1

20

21

30

Greenoak Neo

7.66%

11

 

1

3

4

13

Lincwold Jacob

7.69%

12

 

1

9

10

19

Ar Dteach Beela

7.71%

13

 

0

0

0

0

Randolph Maximus

7.74%

14

 

0

7

7

7

Hengistbury Cirsium

7.74%

15

 

0

0

0

0

Geldron Eence

7.76%

16

 

0

0

0

0

St Trinians Lucky Seven

7.79%

17

 

1

6

7

16

The Point Jacobite

7.79%

18

 

0

0

0

0

Wharncliffe Kirk

7.81%

19

 

0

0

0

0

Perricks Acorn

7.83%

20

 

0

0

0

0

Lhiannag Coinneach

7.84%

21

 

0

0

0

0

High Tor Oxlip

7.84%

22

 

1

6

7

16

Randolph Fergus

7.85%

23

Dead

0

17

17

17

Boquhapple Sula Sgeir

7.85%

24

 

0

0

0

0

Meadow Rusty

7.88%

25

 

2

4

6

24

Shotover Balfour

7.89%

26

 

0

0

0

0

Stanemore Odin

7.89%

27

Dead

12

37

49

157

Shotover Bronn

7.91%

28

 

0

0

0

0

Torroboll Arnie

7.91%

29

 

0

0

0

0

Rockytoon Eric

7.94%

30

 

0

0

0

0

Geldron Dunder

7.94%

31

 

0

0

0

0

Wild Meadows Charles

7.94%

32

 

0

0

0

0

Lincwold Lowden

7.96%

33

 

2

5

7

25

Beechcroft Django

7.96%

34

 

0

0

0

0

Cross Reguill Bruno

7.97%

35

 

0

0

0

0

Rowland Frasier

7.99%

36

 

0

0

0

0

North House Victor

8.00%

37

Dead

0

1

1

1

St Trinians Greys Fifty Shades

8.00%

38

 

0

1

1

1

Collafirth Viking

8.00%

39

Dead

1

23

24

33

Meadow Heron

8.01%

40

 

0

0

0

0

Wharncliffe Keneth

8.02%

41

 

0

2

2

2

Windgates Gingernut

8.05%

42

 

0

2

2

2

St Trinians Red Gust

8.08%

43

 

0

0

0

0

Fleet Climper

8.08%

44

 

0

0

0

0

Tollesbury Wick Trojan

8.09%

45

 

0

0

0

0

Balnas Archie

8.09%

46

 

0

0

0

0

Homestead Rory

8.12%

47

 

0

0

0

0

Blackmyre Flynn

8.12%

48

 

0

0

0

0

Geldron Ernie

8.12%

49

 

0

0

0

0

Cross Reguill Adam

8.13%

50

 

2

2

4

22

Hollington Leslie

8.15%

51

 

0

0

0

0

Borlasevath Robbie

8.17%

52

 

0

0

0

0

Rowland Mungo

8.17%

53

 

0

0

0

0

Fleecefaulds Cupid

8.17%

54

 

0

2

2

2

Welland Down Flodden

8.18%

55

 

2

3

5

23

Gillarunna Thor

8.19%

56

 

0

0

0

0

Wharncliffe Minshull

8.19%

57

 

0

0

0

0

Talleymead Juma

8.20%

58

 

0

0

0

0

Lunna Tammy

8.22%

59

 

0

0

0

0

Gillarunna Robbie

8.22%

60

 

0

0

0

0

North House Andy

8.23%

61

 

0

0

0

0

St Trinians Heron

8.25%

62

 

0

0

0

0

Hollington Leighton

8.25%

63

 

0

0

0

0

North House Frosty

8.25%

64

Dead

1

4

5

14

Rosedean Viento

8.25%

65

 

0

0

0

0

Stairfoot Cuillin

8.28%

66

 

0

0

0

0

St Tudwals Bull

8.28%

67

 

0

0

0

0

Carn Bhren Gigolo

8.29%

68

 

3

5

8

35

Craigydon Frizbee

8.29%

69

 

0

0

0

0

Whinpot Brume

8.29%

70

 

0

0

0

0

Collafirth Tyson

8.29%

71

 

0

4

4

4

Emgee Nigel

8.29%

72

 

0

0

0

0

Little Wyld Ben

8.30%

73

 

0

0

0

0

Collafirth Guinness

8.30%

74

 

1

1

2

11

Little Wyld Barry

8.30%

75

 

0

0

0

0

Rowland Kirk

8.30%

76

 

0

0

0

0

Hollington Lancelot

8.30%

77

 

0

0

0

0

Ocraquoy Invictus

8.31%

78

 

0

0

0

0

Broadacres Ivan

8.31%

79

 

0

0

0

0

Tinkers Hill Duke

8.34%

80

 

0

0

0

0

Selbiehill Pedro

8.35%

81

 

0

0

0

0

Glachbeg The Laird

8.35%

82

 

0

4

4

4

St Tudwals Arwel

8.35%

83

 

0

0

0

0

Little Wyld Barny

8.35%

84

 

0

0

0

0

Balearn Fergus

8.37%

85

 

1

0

1

10

Wharncliffe Jacob

8.37%

86

 

0

3

3

3

Rowland Euan

8.38%

87

 

1

2

3

12

Balearn Ruben

8.39%

88

 

0

0

0

0

Ocraquoy Haldor

8.39%

89

 

2

3

5

23

Oxmoor Donn Carr

8.40%

90

 

0

0

0

0

Wellback Alfred

8.40%

91

 

3

3

6

33

Trondra Arrow

8.41%

92

 

2

17

19

37

Ustaness Xerxes

8.41%

93

 

0

0

0

0

Carn Bhren Inuus

8.43%

94

 

2

2

4

22

Wharncliffe Keane

8.43%

95

 

0

0

0

0

Glachbeg Casper

8.43%

96

 

0

0

0

0

Torroboll Archie

8.45%

97

 

0

2

2

2

Maxfield Edward

8.45%

98

 

0

0

0

0

Maxfield Edgar

8.45%

99

 

0

0

0

0

Ocraquoy Imperio

8.45%

100

 

0

0

0

0

Little Wyld Borris

8.46%

101

 

0

0

0

0

Wharncliffe Frederick

8.46%

102

 

1

8

9

18

Tinkers Hill Gentleman

8.46%

103

 

0

0

0

0

Carn Bhren James

8.48%

104

 

0

0

0

0

Whinpot Red Adair

8.50%

105

 

0

0

0

0

Hollington Imperial

8.50%

106

 

3

8

11

38

Hengistbury Acer

8.51%

107

 

1

7

8

17

Treetops Norval

8.51%

108

 

0

0

0

0

Cross Reguill Roscoe

8.51%

109

 

0

0

0

0

Blazefield Beano

8.52%

110

 

3

1

4

31

Selbiehill Jimbo

8.53%

111

 

0

0

0

0

Lyndthorpe Erik

8.54%

112

 

4

9

13

49

Carn Bhren Liam

8.54%

113

 

0

0

0

0

Emgee Maximillion

8.56%

114

 

0

0

0

0

Carn Bhren Lazarus

8.58%

115

 

0

0

0

0

Emgee Loki

8.58%

116

 

0

0

0

0

Minarvi Broon

8.61%

117

 

0

0

0

0

Collafirth Hamish

8.62%

118

 

0

0

0

0

Whinpot Jackdaw

8.62%

119

 

0

0

0

0

Carn Bhren Fionn

8.62%

120

 

2

8

10

28

Sinclair Bay David

8.63%

121

 

0

0

0

0

Renwick Renoir

8.65%

122

 

1

2

3

12

Carn Bhren Isak

8.65%

123

 

0

4

4

4

Broadacres Bruce

8.67%

124

 

0

6

6

6

Treetops Norris

8.67%

125

 

0

0

0

0

Stenscholl Paddy

8.69%

126

 

0

0

0

0

St Trinians Masse Kos

8.69%

127

 

1

4

5

14

Carn Bhren Halcyon

8.69%

128

 

0

2

2

2

Carn Bhren Irish

8.70%

129

 

2

5

7

25

Collafirth Odin

8.72%

130

 

0

0

0

0

Wharncliffe Duncan

8.76%

131

 

5

29

34

79

Cwrdu Morgan

8.79%

132

 

0

0

0

0

Carn Bhren Guga

8.85%

133

 

6

11

17

71

Drumlough Isaac

8.87%

134

 

0

2

2

2

Collafirth Max

8.90%

135

 

0

0

0

0

Wharncliffe Jack

8.91%

136

 

0

1

1

1

Wharncliffe Kyle

8.93%

137

 

0

5

5

5

Fraithwen Duncan

8.96%

138

 

0

0

0

0

Collafirth Louis

8.97%

139

 

2

13

15

33

Collafirth Bagheera

8.98%

140

 

0

0

0

0

St Trinians Balou

9.11%

141

 

6

18

24

78