Kinship Analysis

Kinship Analysis data updated 30/5/2017.

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 all 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 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 bulls as possible, but not indiscriminately. Bulls 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 and inaccurate if a bull has sons that have been registered but have not become breeders. 

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. 

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

Live Bulls

117 animals. Overall mean: 8.33%

Name

Kinship

Rank

Sons

Daughters

Total

Weighted

Rogiavi bull

6.90%

1

0

0

0

0

Templeson Victor

7.25%

2

0

9

9

9

Randolph Maximus

7.45%

3

0

3

3

3

Boquhapple Kelvingrove

7.50%

4

3

27

30

57

Bearford Darroch

7.53%

5

0

0

0

0

Lincwold Fergal

7.54%

6

1

20

21

30

Ar Dteach Beela

7.55%

7

0

0

0

0

Greenoak Neo

7.60%

8

0

2

2

2

Stackyard Ace of Spades

7.63%

9

0

0

0

0

Meadow Rusty

7.65%

10

1

4

5

14

Lincwold Jacob

7.70%

11

1

9

10

19

St Trinians Lucky Seven

7.76%

12

1

4

5

14

Lhiannag Coinneach

7.77%

13

0

0

0

0

Hengistbury Cirsium

7.78%

14

0

0

0

0

Perricks Acorn

7.78%

15

0

0

0

0

Wild Meadows Charles

7.78%

16

0

0

0

0

Boquhapple Sula Sgeir

7.83%

17

0

0

0

0

The Point Jacobite

7.84%

18

0

0

0

0

Wharncliffe Kirk

7.85%

19

0

0

0

0

Geldron Eence

7.86%

20

0

0

0

0

High Tor Oxlip

7.87%

21

1

6

7

16

Rockytoon Eric

7.93%

22

0

0

0

0

Torroboll Arnie

7.97%

23

0

0

0

0

Lincwold Lowden

7.99%

24

2

5

7

25

Meadow Heron

8.00%

25

0

0

0

0

Geldron Dunder

8.03%

26

0

0

0

0

Myer Bridge Colombo

8.04%

27

0

0

0

0

North House Andy

8.05%

28

0

0

0

0

Balnas Archie

8.08%

29

0

0

0

0

Blackmyre Flynn

8.13%

30

0

0

0

0

Wharncliffe Keneth

8.13%

31

0

2

2

2

Homestead Rory

8.14%

32

0

0

0

0

St Trinians Greys Fifty Shades

8.14%

33

0

0

0

0

Cross Reguill Bruno

8.16%

34

0

0

0

0

Talleymead Juma

8.17%

35

0

0

0

0

Windgates Gingernut

8.19%

36

0

1

1

1

St Trinians Red Gust

8.19%

37

0

0

0

0

Ocraquoy Haldor

8.19%

38

0

2

2

2

Welland Down Flodden

8.21%

39

2

2

4

22

Fleecefaulds Cupid

8.24%

40

0

0

0

0

Geldron Ernie

8.24%

41

0

0

0

0

Little Wyld Ben

8.24%

42

0

0

0

0

Balearn Fergus

8.25%

43

1

0

1

10

Wharncliffe Minshull

8.25%

44

0

0

0

0

Ocraquoy Invictus

8.25%

45

0

0

0

0

Lunna bull

8.27%

46

0

0

0

0

Whinpot Brume

8.28%

47

0

0

0

0

Borlasevath Robbie

8.28%

48

0

0

0

0

Rowland Mungo

8.28%

49

0

0

0

0

Wellback Alfred

8.28%

50

2

3

5

23

Cross Reguill Adam

8.29%

51

2

2

4

22

Rowland Euan

8.29%

52

0

0

0

0

Gillarunna Robbie

8.32%

53

0

0

0

0

Rosedean Viento

8.32%

54

0

0

0

0

Collafirth Guinness

8.32%

55

1

0

1

10

St Tudwals Aron

8.33%

56

0

0

0

0

Rowland Kirk

8.33%

57

0

0

0

0

Collafirth Tyson

8.35%

58

0

4

4

4

Gillarunna Thor

8.35%

59

0

0

0

0

Cross Reguill Aurora

8.36%

60

0

0

0

0

Carn Bhren Inuus

8.37%

61

2

2

4

22

St Trinians Hawthorn

8.38%

62

0

0

0

0

Stairfoot Cuillin

8.39%

63

0

0

0

0

Emgee Nigel

8.40%

64

0

0

0

0

Balearn Ruben

8.40%

65

0

0

0

0

Broadacres Ivan

8.41%

66

0

0

0

0

Carn Bhren Gigolo

8.42%

67

3

5

8

35

St Trinians Heron

8.42%

68

0

0

0

0

Torroboll Archie

8.45%

69

0

0

0

0

St Tudwals Arwel

8.46%

70

0

0

0

0

Selbiehill Pedro

8.48%

71

0

0

0

0

Wharncliffe Jacob

8.49%

72

0

3

3

3

Wharncliffe Keane

8.49%

73

0

0

0

0

Tinkers Hill Duke

8.49%

74

0

0

0

0

Maxfield Edgar

8.50%

75

0

0

0

0

Maxfield Edward

8.52%

76

0

0

0

0

Glachbeg The Laird

8.56%

77

0

4

4

4

St Trinians Garfield

8.57%

78

0

0

0

0

Carn Bhren James

8.57%

79

0

0

0

0

Trondra Arrow

8.57%

80

2

16

18

36

Renwick Renoir

8.57%

81

0

0

0

0

Hengistbury Acer

8.58%

82

1

7

8

17

Treetops Norval

8.59%

83

0

0

0

0

Tinkers Hill Gentleman

8.59%

84

0

0

0

0

Emgee Loki

8.60%

85

0

0

0

0

Ocraquoy Imperio

8.60%

86

0

0

0

0

Lyndthorpe Erik

8.63%

87

4

9

13

49

Cross Reguill Roscoe

8.64%

88

0

0

0

0

Carn Bhren Guga

8.65%

89

3

11

14

41

Selbiehill Jimbo

8.66%

90

0

0

0

0

Hollington Imperial

8.66%

91

2

3

5

23

Carn Bhren Irish

8.68%

92

1

3

4

13

Broadacres Bruce

8.70%

93

0

6

6

6

Emgee Maximillion

8.71%

94

0

0

0

0

Stenscholl Paddy

8.71%

95

0

0

0

0

Sinclair Bay David

8.72%

96

0

0

0

0

Wharncliffe Duncan

8.72%

97

5

29

34

79

Collafirth Odin

8.72%

98

0

0

0

0

Whinpot Red Adair

8.72%

99

0

0

0

0

Oxmoor Beau

8.73%

100

0

0

0

0

Oxmoor Donn Carr

8.73%

101

0

0

0

0

St Trinians Masse Kos

8.75%

102

1

4

5

14

Treetops Norris

8.75%

103

0

0

0

0

Carn Bhren Halcyon

8.82%

104

0

2

2

2

Whinpot Jackdaw

8.84%

105

0

0

0

0

Carn Bhren Isak

8.85%

106

0

3

3

3

Collafirth Louis

8.87%

107

1

9

10

19

Carn Bhren Fionn

8.89%

108

2

8

10

28

Fraithwen Duncan

8.91%

109

0

0

0

0

Cwrdu Morgan

8.93%

110

0

0

0

0

Blazefield Beano

8.94%

111

3

1

4

31

Collafirth Max

9.01%

112

0

0

0

0

Collafirth Bagheera

9.03%

113

0

0

0

0

Drumlough Isaac

9.07%

114

0

2

2

2

Wharncliffe Jack

9.07%

115

0

1

1

1

Wharncliffe Kyle

9.13%

116

0

5

5

5

St Trinians Balou

9.27%

117

6

17

23

77

 

Live Bulls and Available AI Bulls    

125 animals. Overall mean: 8.25%

Name

Kinship

Rank

Status

Sons

Daughters

Total

Weighted

Garths Adonis

6.84%

1

AI Dead

13

45

58

175

Rogiavi bull

7.19%

2

 

0

0

0

0

Templeson Victor

7.23%

3

 

0

9

9

9

Hengae Fearsome

7.34%

4

AI Dead

6

12

18

72

St Trinians Mansie

7.36%

5

AI Dead

6

22

28

82

Boquhapple Kelvingrove

7.40%

6

 AI

3

27

30

57

Greenoak Neo

7.53%

7

 

0

2

2

2

Randolph Fergus

7.53%

8

AI Dead

0

17

17

17

Ar Dteach Beela

7.53%

9

 

0

0

0

0

Bearford Darroch

7.54%

10

 

0

0

0

0

Lincwold Fergal

7.56%

11

 

1

20

21

30

Stackyard Ace of Spades

7.59%

12

 

0

0

0

0

Meadow Rusty

7.61%

13

 

1

4

5

14

Lincwold Jacob

7.67%

14

 

1

9

10

19

Hengistbury Cirsium

7.69%

15

 

0

0

0

0

Randolph Maximus

7.69%

16

 

0

3

3

3

The Point Jacobite

7.75%

17

 

0

0

0

0

St Trinians Lucky Seven

7.77%

18

 

1

4

5

14

Wharncliffe Kirk

7.77%

19

 

0

0

0

0

Geldron Eence

7.78%

20

 

0

0

0

0

High Tor Oxlip

7.82%

21

 

1

6

7

16

Boquhapple Sula Sgeir

7.85%

22

 

0

0

0

0

Perricks Acorn

7.86%

23

 

0

0

0

0

Torroboll Arnie

7.89%

24

 

0

0

0

0

Lhiannag Coinneach

7.93%

25

 

0

0

0

0

Geldron Dunder

7.94%

26

 

0

0

0

0

Meadow Heron

7.95%

27

 

0

0

0

0

Wild Meadows Charles

7.95%

28

 

0

0

0

0

Lincwold Lowden

7.97%

29

 

2

5

7

25

Rockytoon Eric

8.01%

30

 

0

0

0

0

Collafirth Viking

8.02%

31

AI Dead

1

21

22

31

North House Victor

8.03%

32

AI Dead

0

0

0

0

Cross Reguill Bruno

8.07%

33

 

0

0

0

0

Stanemore Odin

8.08%

34

AI Dead

12

37

49

157

Wharncliffe Keneth

8.08%

35

 

0

2

2

2

Homestead Rory

8.08%

36

 

0

0

0

0

St Trinians Greys Fifty Shades

8.08%

37

 

0

0

0

0

Windgates Gingernut

8.09%

38

 

0

1

1

1

Myer Bridge Colombo

8.10%

39

 

0

0

0

0

Ocraquoy Haldor

8.10%

40

AI 

0

2

2

2

St Trinians Red Gust

8.13%

41

 

0

0

0

0

Geldron Ernie

8.14%

42

 

0

0

0

0

Fleecefaulds Cupid

8.16%

43

 

0

0

0

0

Wharncliffe Minshull

8.17%

44

 

0

0

0

0

Blackmyre Flynn

8.17%

45

 

0

0

0

0

Cross Reguill Adam

8.18%

46

 

2

2

4

22

Little Wyld Ben

8.18%

47

 

0

0

0

0

Rowland Mungo

8.20%

48

 

0

0

0

0

Balnas Archie

8.21%

49

 

0

0

0

0

Lunna bull

8.22%

50

 

0

0

0

0

Welland Down Flodden

8.22%

51

 

2

2

4

22

Borlasevath Robbie

8.23%

52

 

0

0

0

0

Gillarunna Robbie

8.24%

53

 

0

0

0

0

Rosedean Viento

8.25%

54

 

0

0

0

0

Ocraquoy Invictus

8.26%

55

 

0

0

0

0

Rowland Euan

8.26%

56

 

0

0

0

0

St Tudwals Aron

8.27%

57

 

0

0

0

0

North House Frosty

8.28%

58

AI Dead

1

4

5

14

Rowland Kirk

8.29%

59

 

0

0

0

0

Wellback Alfred

8.29%

60

 

2

3

5

23

North House Andy

8.29%

61

 

0

0

0

0

Talleymead Juma

8.30%

62

 

0

0

0

0

Whinpot Brume

8.31%

63

 

0

0

0

0

Gillarunna Thor

8.31%

64

 

0

0

0

0

Collafirth Guinness

8.31%

65

 

1

0

1

10

Broadacres Ivan

8.32%

66

 

0

0

0

0

Cross Reguill Aurora

8.32%

67

 

0

0

0

0

Stairfoot Cuillin

8.32%

68

 

0

0

0

0

Emgee Nigel

8.33%

69

 

0

0

0

0

Collafirth Tyson

8.35%

70

 

0

4

4

4

St Trinians Heron

8.36%

71

 

0

0

0

0

Torroboll Archie

8.37%

72

 

0

0

0

0

Wharncliffe Jacob

8.39%

73

 

0

3

3

3

Carn Bhren Inuus

8.39%

74

 

2

2

4

22

Wharncliffe Keane

8.39%

75

 

0

0

0

0

Tinkers Hill Duke

8.39%

76

 

0

0

0

0

Balearn Fergus

8.39%

77

 

1

0

1

10

St Tudwals Arwel

8.40%

78

 

0

0

0

0

Maxfield Edgar

8.41%

79

 

0

0

0

0

St Trinians Hawthorn

8.42%

80

 

0

0

0

0

Balearn Ruben

8.42%

81

 

0

0

0

0

Selbiehill Pedro

8.42%

82

 

0

0

0

0

Maxfield Edward

8.44%

83

 

0

0

0

0

Glachbeg The Laird

8.45%

84

 

0

4

4

4

Carn Bhren Gigolo

8.45%

85

 

3

5

8

35

Hengistbury Acer

8.46%

86

 

1

7

8

17

Tinkers Hill Gentleman

8.47%

87

 

0

0

0

0

Ocraquoy Imperio

8.48%

88

 

0

0

0

0

Treetops Norval

8.48%

89

 

0

0

0

0

Trondra Arrow

8.51%

90

 AI

2

16

18

36

Emgee Loki

8.51%

91

 

0

0

0

0

St Trinians Garfield

8.52%

92

 

0

0

0

0

Carn Bhren James

8.53%

93

 

0

0

0

0

Renwick Renoir

8.53%

94

 AI

0

0

0

0

Lyndthorpe Erik

8.54%

95

 

4

9

13

49

Carn Bhren Guga

8.55%

96

 

3

11

14

41

Wharncliffe Duncan

8.58%

97

 

5

29

34

79

Hollington Imperial

8.58%

98

 

2

3

5

23

Emgee Maximillion

8.60%

99

 

0

0

0

0

Selbiehill Jimbo

8.60%

100

 

0

0

0

0

Carn Bhren Irish

8.61%

101

 

1

3

4

13

Broadacres Bruce

8.63%

102

 

0

6

6

6

Treetops Norris

8.63%

103

 

0

0

0

0

Cross Reguill Roscoe

8.64%

104

 

0

0

0

0

Whinpot Red Adair

8.65%

105

 

0

0

0

0

Sinclair Bay David

8.67%

106

 

0

0

0

0

St Trinians Masse Kos

8.67%

107

 

1

4

5

14

Oxmoor Beau

8.69%

108

 

0

0

0

0

Oxmoor Donn Carr

8.69%

109

 

0

0

0

0

Carn Bhren Halcyon

8.71%

110

 

0

2

2

2

Collafirth Odin

8.72%

111

 

0

0

0

0

Carn Bhren Isak

8.73%

112

 

0

3

3

3

Stenscholl Paddy

8.73%

113

 

0

0

0

0

Carn Bhren Fionn

8.75%

114

 

2

8

10

28

Whinpot Jackdaw

8.79%

115

 

0

0

0

0

Fraithwen Duncan

8.80%

116

 

0

0

0

0

Collafirth Louis

8.83%

117

 

1

9

10

19

Blazefield Beano

8.88%

118

 

3

1

4

31

Cwrdu Morgan

8.88%

119

 

0

0

0

0

Collafirth Max

8.93%

120

 

0

0

0

0

Collafirth Bagheera

8.95%

121

 

0

0

0

0

Drumlough Isaac

8.96%

122

 

0

2

2

2

Wharncliffe Jack

9.00%

123

 

0

1

1

1

Wharncliffe Kyle

9.04%

124

 

0

5

5

5

St Trinians Balou

9.18%

125

AI 

6

17

23

77