Kinship Analysis

Kinship Analysis data updated 18/7/2021

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. Seven 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: 8.68%

Name

Kinship

Rank

Sons

Daughters

Greenoak Neo

7.44%

1

1

13

Rogiavi Hamelin

7.47%

2

3

8

St Trinians Lucky Seven

7.48%

3

1

8

Ustaness Stierngossen

7.54%

4

0

0

St Giles Afton

7.59%

5

0

0

Stackyard Ace Of Spades

7.66%

6

0

6

Hollington Norbury

7.88%

7

0

0

Epona Willem

7.89%

8

0

0

Stairfoot Francis

7.94%

9

1

1

Letham Lamgarth

7.97%

10

0

0

Lhiannag Coinneach

8.01%

11

1

8

Cross Reguill Bruno

8.05%

12

0

0

Stackyard Erik

8.08%

13

0

0

Little Wyld Davey

8.13%

14

0

0

Hartons Jack

8.13%

15

0

0

Whinpot Melchior

8.16%

16

0

0

Blue Cedar Danny

8.18%

17

0

0

Selbiehill Pedro

8.20%

18

1

3

Hollington Leslie

8.21%

19

0

6

Lyndthorpe Erik

8.22%

20

6

16

Painshill Georgie Porgy

8.23%

21

0

2

An Darach Anderson

8.23%

22

0

0

Geldron Faddom

8.28%

23

2

1

Little Detton Bertie

8.31%

24

0

0

Lincwold Sonny

8.35%

25

0

4

Little Wyld Barny

8.35%

26

0

3

Fleet Elvys

8.36%

27

0

0

Diemwnt Derw

8.36%

28

0

0

Little Wyld Davidson

8.37%

29

1

1

Tinkers Hill Duke

8.39%

30

1

7

Islesburgh John

8.40%

31

0

0

Senwick Bjorn

8.41%

32

0

0

Penlas Sycamore

8.41%

33

0

0

Littlester Laurence

8.41%

34

1

17

Croic Bhein Brocair

8.41%

35

0

0

Croic Bhein Hobbes

8.45%

36

0

0

Castle Croft Bryn

8.45%

37

0

1

Hartons Mike

8.46%

38

0

3

Collafirth Tyson

8.46%

39

3

14

Blackmyre Flynn

8.48%

40

0

0

Gurnardwight Albert

8.48%

41

0

0

Ustaness Xerxes

8.49%

42

1

10

Carn Bhren James

8.53%

43

2

9

Wild Meadows Charles

8.54%

44

5

6

Escleyside Ivor

8.54%

45

0

0

Little Wyld Cadbury

8.55%

46

0

1

Senwick Ragnor

8.57%

47

0

0

Milligord Davie

8.57%

48

0

0

Escleyside Toby

8.58%

49

0

0

St Tudwals Arwel

8.59%

50

4

3

Hollington Lancelot

8.59%

51

2

1

Wharncliffe Nelson

8.59%

52

2

2

Maxfield Edward

8.60%

53

0

0

Bluestone Borris

8.64%

54

0

0

Collafirth Angelo

8.65%

55

0

0

Castle Croft Darcy

8.66%

56

0

0

Rosedean Viento

8.66%

57

0

1

Senwick Ubbe

8.66%

58

0

0

Gwendraeth Lyn

8.66%

59

0

0

Newsham Raven

8.67%

60

0

0

Ystradau Sion

8.68%

61

0

0

Balearn Fergus

8.69%

62

1

0

Rowland Broderic

8.70%

63

0

0

Rowland Montrose

8.70%

64

0

0

Carn Bhren Lazarus

8.71%

65

0

6

Sinclair Bay Daniel

8.71%

66

0

0

Collafirth Sidney

8.72%

67

0

0

Missinglink Red Rupert

8.72%

68

0

0

Hollins Bobby

8.72%

69

0

0

Sinclair Bay David

8.73%

70

0

0

Mountainblaw Albus

8.74%

71

0

0

North House Weston

8.76%

72

1

2

Little Detton Monty

8.76%

73

0

0

Manod Llewelyn

8.76%

74

1

1

Blazefield Beano

8.77%

75

4

7

Hjem Holyfield

8.77%

76

0

0

Carn Bhren Liam

8.78%

77

0

6

Castle Croft Dan

8.79%

78

0

0

Castle Croft Boris

8.80%

79

1

4

Wharncliffe Norbert

8.80%

80

1

1

Lunna Hugo

8.81%

81

0

0

Carn Bhren Guga

8.81%

82

10

22

Newsham Starling

8.85%

83

0

0

Tinkers Hill Gentleman

8.85%

84

2

4

Wharncliffe Paddy

8.86%

85

0

0

Emgee Nigel

8.87%

86

3

1

Emgee Rhodri

8.87%

87

0

0

Stenscholl Paddy

8.88%

88

0

3

St Trinians Masse Kos

8.89%

89

4

8

Carn Bhren Halcyon

8.90%

90

1

15

Rowland Muirhead

8.90%

91

0

0

Rowland Balgair

8.90%

92

0

0

Carn Bhren Fionn

8.90%

93

2

17

Boars Thor

8.90%

94

0

0

Charmfield Bhaltair

8.91%

95

0

0

Little Wyld Derek

8.92%

96

0

0

Schiehallion Maxwell

8.93%

97

0

0

Wharncliffe Peter

8.94%

98

0

0

Glachbeg Casper

8.95%

99

3

2

Schiehallion Magnum

8.95%

100

0

0

Rockytoon Hoilter

8.97%

101

0

0

Geldron Ivor

8.97%

102

0

0

Minarvi Andy

9.01%

103

0

0

Windgates Gingernut

9.01%

104

2

10

Charmfield Angus

9.02%

105

0

0

Wharncliffe Quintin

9.02%

106

0

0

Collafirth Roland

9.03%

107

1

0

Wharncliffe Frederick

9.04%

108

1

11

Cherry Abe

9.05%

109

1

3

Trondra Biden

9.05%

110

0

0

Carn Bhren Isak

9.05%

111

1

11

Whinpot Silurian

9.07%

112

0

0

Newsham Robin

9.07%

113

0

0

Stairfoot Ivan

9.08%

114

0

0

Emgee Quinn

9.08%

115

0

0

Castle Croft Dylan

9.08%

116

0

0

Geldron Innadaeks

9.11%

117

0

0

Collafirth Hamish

9.12%

118

2

5

Wharncliffe Duncan

9.15%

119

5

29

Emgee Quigley

9.18%

120

0

0

Collafirth Fraser

9.19%

121

0

0

Ystradau Gwallter

9.26%

122

0

0

Fleecefaulds Iconic

9.26%

123

0

0

Fleecefaulds Gregor

9.26%

124

0

0

Fleecefaulds Cupid

9.27%

125

4

5

Drumlough Isaac

9.33%

126

1

9

Whinpot Red Adair

9.39%

127

3

11

Wharncliffe Nessie

9.45%

128

1

0

Wharncliffe Quinn

9.45%

129

0

0

Fleecefaulds Hagar

9.50%

130

0

0

Fleecefaulds Icarus

9.50%

131

0

0

Rockytoon Geordie

9.52%

132

2

4

Collafirth Odin

9.60%

133

11

12

Wharncliffe Jack

9.90%

134

1

4

Live Bulls and AI Bulls    

145 animals. Overall mean: 8.57%

Name

Kinship

Rank

Status

Sons

Daughters

St Trinians Agamemnon

7.18%

1

AI Dead

1

1

Hengae Fearsome

7.21%

2

AI Dead

6

23

Garths Adonis

7.26%

3

AI Dead

15

56

Ustaness Stierngossen

7.47%

4

 

0

0

St Trinians Mansie

7.48%

5

AI Dead

7

26

Boquhapple Kelvingrove

7.49%

6

AI Dead

3

35

Greenoak Neo

7.54%

7

 

1

13

St Trinians Lucky Seven

7.55%

8

 

1

8

Stackyard Ace Of Spades

7.63%

9

 

0

6

Randolph Fergus

7.66%

10

AI Dead

1

19

St Giles Afton

7.67%

11

 

0

0

Rogiavi Hamelin

7.67%

12

 

3

8

Hollington Norbury

7.89%

13

 

0

0

Stairfoot Francis

7.90%

14

 

1

1

Letham Lamgarth

7.96%

15

 

0

0

Epona Willem

7.98%

16

 

0

0

Cross Reguill Bruno

7.99%

17

 

0

0

Hartons Jack

8.06%

18

 

0

0

Whinpot Melchior

8.08%

19

 

0

0

North House Victor

8.11%

20

AI Dead

0

9

North House Frosty

8.12%

21

AI Dead

1

4

Lhiannag Coinneach

8.13%

22

 

1

8

Lyndthorpe Erik

8.14%

23

 

6

16

Selbiehill Pedro

8.16%

24

 

1

3

Stanemore Odin

8.17%

25

AI Dead

17

41

Hollington Leslie

8.17%

26

 

0

6

Geldron Faddom

8.18%

27

 

2

1

Stackyard Erik

8.19%

28

 

0

0

An Darach Anderson

8.20%

29

 

0

0

Blue Cedar Danny

8.22%

30

 

0

0

Little Wyld Davey

8.22%

31

 

0

0

Painshill Georgie Porgy

8.27%

32

 

0

2

Lincwold Sonny

8.28%

33

 

0

4

Little Wyld Barny

8.28%

34

 

0

3

Diemwnt Derw

8.28%

35

 

0

0

Islesburgh John

8.32%

36

 

0

0

Littlester Laurence

8.36%

37

 

1

17

Fleet Elvys

8.38%

38

 

0

0

Ustaness Xerxes

8.38%

39

 

1

10

Castle Croft Bryn

8.38%

40

 

0

1

Tinkers Hill Duke

8.38%

41

 

1

7

Croic Bhein Brocair

8.42%

42

 

0

0

Penlas Sycamore

8.42%

43

 

0

0

Croic Bhein Hobbes

8.43%

44

 

0

0

Carn Bhren James

8.43%

45

 

2

9

Little Wyld Davidson

8.44%

46

 

1

1

Collafirth Tyson

8.44%

47

 

3

14

Little Wyld Cadbury

8.46%

48

 

0

1

Hartons Mike

8.47%

49

 

0

3

Blackmyre Flynn

8.48%

50

 

0

0

Gurnardwight Albert

8.48%

51

 

0

0

Senwick Bjorn

8.49%

52

 

0

0

Little Detton Bertie

8.50%

53

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Nelson

8.50%

54

 

2

2

Escleyside Ivor

8.51%

55

 

0

0

Hollington Lancelot

8.51%

56

 

2

1

Maxfield Edward

8.51%

57

 

0

0

Escleyside Toby

8.55%

58

 

0

0

Castle Croft Darcy

8.56%

59

 

0

0

Collafirth Angelo

8.56%

60

 

0

0

Rosedean Viento

8.58%

61

 

0

1

St Tudwals Arwel

8.58%

62

 

4

3

Milligord Davie

8.59%

63

 

0

0

Newsham Raven

8.60%

64

 

0

0

Bluestone Borris

8.60%

65

 

0

0

Ystradau Sion

8.60%

66

 

0

0

Wild Meadows Charles

8.60%

67

 

5

6

Gwendraeth Lyn

8.61%

68

 

0

0

Sinclair Bay Daniel

8.62%

69

 

0

0

Senwick Ubbe

8.62%

70

 

0

0

Hollins Bobby

8.63%

71

 

0

0

Balearn Fergus

8.63%

72

 

1

0

Senwick Ragnor

8.63%

73

 

0

0

Rowland Broderic

8.63%

74

 

0

0

Rowland Montrose

8.63%

75

 

0

0

Carn Bhren Lazarus

8.64%

76

 

0

6

Sinclair Bay David

8.67%

77

 

0

0

Castle Croft Dan

8.68%

78

 

0

0

Castle Croft Boris

8.68%

79

 

1

4

Blazefield Beano

8.69%

80

 

4

7

Wharncliffe Norbert

8.70%

81

 

1

1

Collafirth Sidney

8.70%

82

 

0

0

Carn Bhren Guga

8.71%

83

 

10

22

Hjem Holyfield

8.71%

84

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Paddy

8.71%

85

 

0

0

Lunna Hugo

8.72%

86

 

0

0

Carn Bhren Liam

8.72%

87

 

0

6

Missinglink Red Rupert

8.73%

88

 

0

0

Manod Llewelyn

8.73%

89

 

1

1

Carn Bhren Fionn

8.74%

90

 

2

17

Newsham Starling

8.75%

91

 

0

0

Mountainblaw Albus

8.75%

92

 

0

0

Emgee Nigel

8.77%

93

 

3

1

Carn Bhren Halcyon

8.78%

94

 

1

15

Charmfield Bhaltair

8.80%

95

 

0

0

Tinkers Hill Gentleman

8.80%

96

 

2

4

Little Wyld Derek

8.81%

97

 

0

0

Schiehallion Maxwell

8.81%

98

 

0

0

Emgee Rhodri

8.81%

99

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Peter

8.81%

100

 

0

0

Boars Thor

8.82%

101

 

0

0

Rowland Muirhead

8.82%

102

 

0

0

Rowland Balgair

8.82%

103

 

0

0

Schiehallion Magnum

8.82%

104

 

0

0

Rockytoon Hoilter

8.83%

105

 

0

0

Geldron Ivor

8.83%

106

 

0

0

North House Weston

8.85%

107

 

1

2

Little Detton Monty

8.87%

108

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Frederick

8.89%

109

 

1

11

Windgates Gingernut

8.89%

110

 

2

10

Stenscholl Paddy

8.89%

111

 

0

3

Wharncliffe Quintin

8.89%

112

 

0

0

Carn Bhren Isak

8.90%

113

 

1

11

Charmfield Angus

8.90%

114

 

0

0

Minarvi Andy

8.92%

115

 

0

0

St Trinians Masse Kos

8.95%

116

 

4

8

Trondra Biden

8.95%

117

 

0

0

Castle Croft Dylan

8.96%

118

 

0

0

Newsham Robin

8.96%

119

 

0

0

Stairfoot Ivan

8.96%

120

 

0

0

Whinpot Silurian

8.96%

121

 

0

0

Emgee Quinn

8.97%

122

 

0

0

Cherry Abe

8.97%

123

 

1

3

Collafirth Hamish

8.99%

124

 

2

5

Geldron Innadaeks

9.00%

125

 

0

0

Wharncliffe Duncan

9.00%

126

 

5

29

Glachbeg Casper

9.04%

127

 

3

2

Emgee Quigley

9.06%

128

 

0

0

Collafirth Fraser

9.07%

129

 

0

0

Collafirth Roland

9.10%

130

 

1

0

Ystradau Gwallter

9.12%

131

 

0

0

Fleecefaulds Cupid

9.15%

132

 

4

5

Fleecefaulds Iconic

9.16%

133

 

0

0

Fleecefaulds Gregor

9.16%

134

 

0

0

Renwick Renoir

9.17%

135

AI Dead

3

16

Trondra Arrow

9.17%

136

AI Dead

4

26

Drumlough Isaac

9.20%

137

 

1

9

Wharncliffe Quinn

9.32%

138

 

0

0

Whinpot Red Adair

9.33%

139

 

3

11

Wharncliffe Nessie

9.33%

140

 

1

0

Rockytoon Geordie

9.38%

141

 

2

4

Fleecefaulds Icarus

9.39%

142

 

0

0

Fleecefaulds Hagar

9.39%

143

 

0

0

Collafirth Odin

9.47%

144

 

11

12

Wharncliffe Jack

9.76%

145

 

1

4