Kinship Analysis

Kinship Analysis data updated 25/7/2017.

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

125 animals. Overall mean: 8.34%

Name

Kinship

Rank

Sons

Daughters

Total

Weighted

Rogiavi Hamelin

6.91%

1

0

0

0

0

Templeson Victor

7.28%

2

0

9

9

9

Randolph Maximus

7.44%

3

0

7

7

7

Bearford Darroch

7.52%

4

0

0

0

0

Ar Dteach Beela

7.56%

5

0

0

0

0

Greenoak Neo

7.59%

6

1

3

4

13

Stackyard Ace of Spades

7.63%

7

0

0

0

0

Lincwold Fergal

7.65%

8

1

20

21

30

St Trinians Lucky Seven

7.73%

9

1

4

5

14

Lhiannag Coinneach

7.74%

10

0

0

0

0

Lincwold Jacob

7.75%

11

1

9

10

19

Perricks Acorn

7.77%

12

0

0

0

0

Wild Meadows Charles

7.80%

13

0

0

0

0

Meadow Rusty

7.81%

14

2

4

6

24

Geldron Eence

7.83%

15

0

0

0

0

The Point Jacobite

7.84%

16

0

0

0

0

Hengistbury Cirsium

7.84%

17

0

0

0

0

Wharncliffe Kirk

7.88%

18

0

0

0

0

High Tor Oxlip

7.88%

19

1

6

7

16

Rockytoon Eric

7.89%

20

0

0

0

0

Boquhapple Sula Sgeir

7.90%

21

0

0

0

0

Torroboll Arnie

7.96%

22

0

0

0

0

Balnas Archie

7.97%

23

0

0

0

0

Myer Bridge Colombo

8.00%

24

0

0

0

0

Beechcroft Django

8.01%

25

0

0

0

0

Geldron Dunder

8.02%

26

0

0

0

0

Lincwold Lowden

8.03%

27

2

5

7

25

Meadow Heron

8.04%

28

0

0

0

0

North House Andy

8.05%

29

0

0

0

0

St Trinians Greys Fifty Shades

8.05%

30

0

1

1

1

Wharncliffe Keneth

8.06%

31

0

2

2

2

Rowland Frasier

8.07%

32

0

0

0

0

Hollington Leslie

8.08%

33

0

0

0

0

Blackmyre Flynn

8.09%

34

0

0

0

0

Cross Reguill Bruno

8.09%

35

0

0

0

0

Tollesbury Wick Trojan

8.10%

36

0

0

0

0

Cross Reguill Adam

8.12%

37

2

2

4

22

Talleymead Juma

8.13%

38

0

0

0

0

St Trinians Red Gust

8.16%

39

0

0

0

0

Ocraquoy Haldor

8.17%

40

0

3

3

3

Windgates Gingernut

8.17%

41

0

2

2

2

Welland Down Flodden

8.19%

42

2

3

5

23

Homestead Rory

8.19%

43

0

0

0

0

Geldron Ernie

8.21%

44

0

0

0

0

Hollington Leighton

8.22%

45

0

0

0

0

Fleecefaulds Cupid

8.22%

46

0

2

2

2

Borlasevath Robbie

8.23%

47

0

0

0

0

Lunna bull

8.26%

48

0

0

0

0

Balearn Fergus

8.26%

49

1

0

1

10

Rowland Mungo

8.28%

50

0

0

0

0

Ocraquoy Invictus

8.28%

51

0

0

0

0

Gillarunna Thor

8.28%

52

0

0

0

0

Carn Bhren Gigolo

8.29%

53

3

5

8

35

Craigydon Frizbee

8.30%

54

0

0

0

0

Rosedean Viento

8.30%

55

0

0

0

0

St Tudwals Arwel

8.30%

56

0

0

0

0

Whinpot Brume

8.31%

57

0

0

0

0

St Trinians Heron

8.31%

58

0

0

0

0

Gillarunna Robbie

8.32%

59

0

0

0

0

Wharncliffe Minshull

8.32%

60

0

0

0

0

Collafirth Tyson

8.33%

61

0

4

4

4

Collafirth Guinness

8.34%

62

1

1

2

11

Rowland Kirk

8.36%

63

0

0

0

0

Emgee Nigel

8.37%

64

0

0

0

0

Balearn Ruben

8.38%

65

0

0

0

0

Glachbeg Casper

8.39%

66

0

0

0

0

Stairfoot Cuillin

8.39%

67

0

0

0

0

Little Wyld Barry

8.40%

68

0

0

0

0

Tinkers Hill Duke

8.40%

69

0

0

0

0

Little Wyld Ben

8.42%

70

0

0

0

0

Hollington Imperial

8.43%

71

2

4

6

24

Wellback Alfred

8.43%

72

3

3

6

33

Trondra Arrow

8.43%

73

2

17

19

37

Broadacres Ivan

8.43%

74

0

0

0

0

Rowland Euan

8.44%

75

1

2

3

12

Selbiehill Pedro

8.44%

76

0

0

0

0

Little Wyld Barny

8.46%

77

0

0

0

0

Ustaness Xerxes

8.46%

78

0

0

0

0

Carn Bhren Inuus

8.49%

79

2

2

4

22

Glachbeg The Laird

8.50%

80

0

4

4

4

Oxmoor Donn Carr

8.51%

81

0

0

0

0

Wharncliffe Jacob

8.51%

82

0

3

3

3

Wharncliffe Keane

8.51%

83

0

0

0

0

Torroboll Archie

8.52%

84

0

2

2

2

Maxfield Edgar

8.53%

85

0

0

0

0

Ocraquoy Imperio

8.53%

86

0

0

0

0

Tinkers Hill Gentleman

8.54%

87

0

0

0

0

Whinpot Red Adair

8.55%

88

0

0

0

0

Maxfield Edward

8.56%

89

0

0

0

0

Carn Bhren James

8.56%

90

0

0

0

0

Cross Reguill Roscoe

8.57%

91

0

0

0

0

Little Wyld Borris

8.58%

92

0

0

0

0

Carn Bhren Liam

8.59%

93

0

0

0

0

Wharncliffe Frederick

8.62%

94

1

8

9

18

Selbiehill Jimbo

8.62%

95

0

0

0

0

Treetops Norval

8.64%

96

0

0

0

0

Hengistbury Acer

8.67%

97

1

7

8

17

Lyndthorpe Erik

8.68%

98

4

9

13

49

Emgee Maximillion

8.69%

99

0

0

0

0

Carn Bhren Lazarus

8.69%

100

0

0

0

0

Blazefield Beano

8.70%

101

3

1

4

31

Emgee Loki

8.71%

102

0

0

0

0

Renwick Renoir

8.73%

103

1

2

3

12

Sinclair Bay David

8.74%

104

0

0

0

0

Whinpot Jackdaw

8.74%

105

0

0

0

0

Stenscholl Paddy

8.75%

106

0

0

0

0

Carn Bhren Fionn

8.77%

107

2

8

10

28

Broadacres Bruce

8.78%

108

0

6

6

6

Collafirth Odin

8.78%

109

0

0

0

0

Carn Bhren Isak

8.79%

110

0

3

3

3

St Trinians Masse Kos

8.79%

111

1

4

5

14

Carn Bhren Irish

8.82%

112

2

5

7

25

Treetops Norris

8.82%

113

0

0

0

0

Carn Bhren Halcyon

8.83%

114

0

2

2

2

Cwrdu Morgan

8.85%

115

0

0

0

0

Wharncliffe Duncan

8.96%

116

5

29

34

79

Carn Bhren Guga

9.02%

117

6

11

17

71

Drumlough Isaac

9.02%

118

0

2

2

2

Collafirth Louis

9.03%

119

2

13

15

33

Wharncliffe Jack

9.05%

120

0

1

1

1

Collafirth Max

9.05%

121

0

0

0

0

Collafirth Bagheera

9.07%

122

0

0

0

0

Wharncliffe Kyle

9.09%

123

0

5

5

5

Fraithwen Duncan

9.13%

124

0

0

0

0

St Trinians Balou

9.34%

125

6

18

24

78

 

Live Bulls and Available AI Bulls    

135 animals. Overall mean: 8.24%

Name

Kinship

Rank

Status

Sons

Daughters

Total

Weighted

Garths Adonis

6.86%

1

AI Dead

13

46

59

176

Rogiavi Hamelin

7.18%

2

 

0

0

0

0

Templeson Victor

7.25%

3

 

0

9

9

9

St Trinians Mansie

7.31%

4

AI Dead

6

22

28

82

Hengae Fearsome

7.33%

5

AI Dead

6

12

18

72

St Trinians Agamemnon

7.38%

6

AI Dead

1

1

2

11

Boquhapple Kelvingrove

7.46%

7

 AI Dead

3

27

30

57

Randolph Fergus

7.50%

8

AI Dead

0

17

17

17

Bearford Darroch

7.56%

9

 

0

0

0

0

Stackyard Ace of Spades

7.58%

10

 

0

0

0

0

Randolph Maximus

7.65%

11

 

0

7

7

7

Lincwold Fergal

7.67%

12

 

1

20

21

30

Greenoak Neo

7.68%

13

 

1

3

4

13

Lincwold Jacob

7.70%

14

 

1

9

10

19

Ar Dteach Beela

7.72%

15

 

0

0

0

0

Meadow Rusty

7.73%

16

 

2

4

6

24

Geldron Eence

7.75%

17

 

0

0

0

0

The Point Jacobite

7.75%

18

 

0

0

0

0

Hengistbury Cirsium

7.75%

19

 

0

0

0

0

Wharncliffe Kirk

7.79%

20

 

0

0

0

0

St Trinians Lucky Seven

7.80%

21

 

1

4

5

14

Perricks Acorn

7.84%

22

 

0

0

0

0

High Tor Oxlip

7.84%

23

 

1

6

7

16

Lhiannag Coinneach

7.87%

24

 

0

0

0

0

Torroboll Arnie

7.88%

25

 

0

0

0

0

Boquhapple Sula Sgeir

7.90%

26

 

0

0

0

0

Geldron Dunder

7.93%

27

 

0

0

0

0

Wild Meadows Charles

7.93%

28

 

0

0

0

0

Rockytoon Eric

7.95%

29

 

0

0

0

0

Stanemore Odin

7.96%

30

AI Dead

12

37

49

157

Meadow Heron

7.97%

31

 

0

0

0

0

Cross Reguill Bruno

7.99%

32

 

0

0

0

0

St Trinians Greys Fifty Shades

7.99%

33

 

0

1

1

1

Beechcroft Django

7.99%

34

 

0

0

0

0

Lincwold Lowden

7.99%

35

 

2

5

7

25

North House Victor

8.00%

36

AI Dead

0

1

1

1

Wharncliffe Keneth

8.00%

37

 

0

2

2

2

Rowland Frasier

8.00%

38

 

0

0

0

0

Tollesbury Wick Trojan

8.02%

39

 

0

0

0

0

Myer Bridge Colombo

8.03%

40

 

0

0

0

0

Collafirth Viking

8.04%

41

AI Dead

1

23

24

33

Hollington Leslie

8.05%

42

 

0

0

0

0

Ocraquoy Haldor

8.05%

43

AI 

0

3

3

3

Windgates Gingernut

8.05%

44

 

0

2

2

2

St Trinians Red Gust

8.09%

45

 

0

0

0

0

Geldron Ernie

8.12%

46

 

0

0

0

0

Blackmyre Flynn

8.12%

47

 

0

0

0

0

Fleecefaulds Cupid

8.12%

48

 

0

2

2

2

Homestead Rory

8.13%

49

 

0

0

0

0

Balnas Archie

8.15%

50

 

0

0

0

0

Hollington Leighton

8.17%

51

 

0

0

0

0

Borlasevath Robbie

8.17%

52

 

0

0

0

0

Cross Reguill Adam

8.17%

53

 

2

2

4

22

Welland Down Flodden

8.18%

54

 

2

3

5

23

Rowland Mungo

8.19%

55

 

0

0

0

0

Lunna bull

8.19%

56

 

0

0

0

0

Gillarunna Robbie

8.21%

57

 

0

0

0

0

Rosedean Viento

8.21%

58

 

0

0

0

0

Wharncliffe Minshull

8.22%

59

 

0

0

0

0

Gillarunna Thor

8.23%

60

 

0

0

0

0

Talleymead Juma

8.23%

61

 

0

0

0

0

St Tudwals Arwel

8.23%

62

 

0

0

0

0

North House Frosty

8.23%

63

AI Dead

1

4

5

14

St Trinians Heron

8.24%

64

 

0

0

0

0

North House Andy

8.24%

65

 

0

0

0

0

Craigydon Frizbee

8.25%

66

 

0

0

0

0

Ocraquoy Invictus

8.26%

67

 

0

0

0

0

Rowland Kirk

8.29%

68

 

0

0

0

0

Emgee Nigel

8.29%

69

 

0

0

0

0

Collafirth Guinness

8.30%

70

 

1

1

2

11

Carn Bhren Gigolo

8.30%

71

 

3

5

8

35

Collafirth Tyson

8.31%

72

 

0

4

4

4

Whinpot Brume

8.31%

73

 

0

0

0

0

Stairfoot Cuillin

8.31%

74

 

0

0

0

0

Little Wyld Barry

8.32%

75

 

0

0

0

0

Broadacres Ivan

8.33%

76

 

0

0

0

0

Hollington Imperial

8.34%

77

 

2

4

6

24

Little Wyld Ben

8.34%

78

 

0

0

0

0

Trondra Arrow

8.35%

79

AI 

2

16

18

36

Ustaness Xerxes

8.36%

80

 

0

0

0

0

Selbiehill Pedro

8.36%

81

 

0

0

0

0

Rowland Euan

8.37%

82

 

1

2

3

12

Balearn Fergus

8.38%

83

 

1

0

1

10

Tinkers Hill Duke

8.38%

84

 

0

0

0

0

Balearn Ruben

8.38%

85

 

0

0

0

0

Little Wyld Barny

8.38%

86

 

0

0

0

0

Ocraquoy Imperio

8.39%

87

 

0

0

0

0

Glachbeg The Laird

8.39%

88

 

0

4

4

4

Wharncliffe Jacob

8.39%

89

 

0

3

3

3

Wharncliffe Keane

8.40%

90

 

0

0

0

0

Wellback Alfred

8.40%

91

 

3

3

6

33

Torroboll Archie

8.42%

92

 

0

2

2

2

Maxfield Edgar

8.42%

93

 

0

0

0

0

Glachbeg Casper

8.45%

94

 

0

0

0

0

Maxfield Edward

8.46%

95

 

0

0

0

0

Oxmoor Donn Carr

8.46%

96

 

0

0

0

0

Wharncliffe Frederick

8.47%

97

 

1

8

9

18

Carn Bhren Inuus

8.49%

98

 

2

2

4

22

Tinkers Hill Gentleman

8.49%

99

 

0

0

0

0

Little Wyld Borris

8.49%

100

 

0

0

0

0

Carn Bhren James

8.50%

101

 

0

0

0

0

Treetops Norval

8.51%

102

 

0

0

0

0

Carn Bhren Liam

8.53%

103

 

0

0

0

0

Cross Reguill Roscoe

8.53%

104

 

0

0

0

0

Selbiehill Jimbo

8.53%

105

 

0

0

0

0

Hengistbury Acer

8.55%

106

 

1

7

8

17

Whinpot Red Adair

8.55%

107

 

0

0

0

0

Lyndthorpe Erik

8.57%

108

 

4

9

13

49

Emgee Maximillion

8.57%

109

 

0

0

0

0

Carn Bhren Fionn

8.60%

110

 

2

8

10

28

Emgee Loki

8.61%

111

 

0

0

0

0

Carn Bhren Lazarus

8.62%

112

 

0

0

0

0

Blazefield Beano

8.63%

113

 

3

1

4

31

Carn Bhren Isak

8.64%

114

 

0

3

3

3

Sinclair Bay David

8.66%

115

 

0

0

0

0

Renwick Renoir

8.66%

116

 AI

1

2

3

12

Whinpot Jackdaw

8.67%

117

 

0

0

0

0

Treetops Norris

8.68%

118

 

0

0

0

0

Broadacres Bruce

8.69%

119

 

0

6

6

6

St Trinians Masse Kos

8.69%

120

 

1

4

5

14

Carn Bhren Halcyon

8.71%

121

 

0

2

2

2

Carn Bhren Irish

8.73%

122

 

2

3

5

23

Stenscholl Paddy

8.73%

123

 

0

0

0

0

Collafirth Odin

8.74%

124

 

0

0

0

0

Cwrdu Morgan

8.78%

125

 

0

0

0

0

Wharncliffe Duncan

8.80%

126

 

5

29

34

79

Drumlough Isaac

8.89%

127

 

0

2

2

2

Carn Bhren Guga

8.90%

128

 

6

11

17

71

Collafirth Max

8.93%

129

 

0

0

0

0

Wharncliffe Jack

8.94%

130

 

0

1

1

1

Collafirth Louis

8.95%

131

 

2

9

11

29

Collafirth Bagheera

8.96%

132

 

0

0

0

0

Wharncliffe Kyle

8.98%

133

 

0

5

5

5

Fraithwen Duncan

8.99%

134

 

0

0

0

0

St Trinians Balou

9.20%

135

 AI

6

18

24

78